cranking handle (2, fig. 12) on the cranking shaft and push the cranking handle until the gears engage. Turn the engine
over until it starts. As soon as the engine starts, pull out the cranking shaft locking chain (4) to return the cranking shaft to
neutral position. J As soon as the engine starts, push the choke button in and adjust it so that the engine runs smoothly
without missing or spitting. When the engine reaches the normal operating temperature, push the choke button all the way
1 Side door
4 Cranking shaft locking chain
2 Cranking handle
5 Step well
3 Rear housing, left side
Figure 12. Side view showing cranking handle.
k. Check the oil pressure on the oil pressure gage (5, fig. 11). The normal oil pressure is between 20 and 50
pounds per square inch. The pressure may be higher while the engine is cold and should drop to a normal position when
the engine warms up. If the oil pressure gage does not register oil pressure, stop the engine immediately and determine
l. Check the coolant temperature on the temperature gage (10, fig. 11). The normal temperature reading is
between 130° and 190° F. Readings above or below this range indicate trouble in the cooling or lubricating systems.