If the unit is equipped with a fuel valve, it must be
To ensure prompt starting, fill the fuel system between
the pump and the fuel return manifold with fuel. If
the engine has been out of service for a considerable
length of time, prime the filter between the fuel pump
Disengage the clutch, if the unit is so equipped.
and the injectors. The filter may be primed by
removing the plug in the top of the filter cover and
slowly filling the filter with fuel.
Before starting the engine for the first time, perform
In addition to the above, on an engine equipped with
the operations listed under Preparation For Starting
a Hydrostarter, use a priming pump to make sure the
Engine First Time.
fuel lines and the injectors are full of fuel before
attempting to start the engine.
Before a routine start, see Daily Operations in the
Lubrication and Preventive Maintenance Chart.
NOTE: The fuel system is filled with fuel before
leaving the factory. If the fuel is still in the
If a manual or an automatic shut-down system is
system when preparing to start the engine,
incorporated in the unit, the control must be set in the
priming should be unnecessary.
open position before starting the engine.
The blower will be seriously damaged if operated with
the air shut-off valve in the closed position.
Starting at air temperatures below 40° F (4" C)
Fill all grease cups and lubricate at all fittings with an
all purpose grease. Apply lubricating oil to the throttle
Cold Weather Starting.
linkage and other moving parts and fill the hinged cap
oilers with a hand oiler.
The instructions for the use of a cold weather fluid
starting aid will vary dependent on the type being
used. Reference should be made to these instructions
before attempting a cold weather start.
Adjust all drive belts as recommended under
CAUTION: Starting fluid used in capsules is
Lubrication and Preventive Maintenance.
highly inflammable, toxic and possesses anes-
Initial Engine Start (Electric)
Check the battery. The top should be clean and dry,
the terminals tight and protected with a coat of
Start an engine equipped with an electric starting
petroleum jelly and the electrolyte must be at the
motor as follows: Set the speed control lever at part
throttle, then bring it back to the desired no-load
speed. In addition, on mechanical governors, make
NOTE: When necessary, check the battery with
sure the stop lever on the governor cover is in the run
a hydrometer; the reading should be 1.265 or
position. Then press the starting motor switch firmly.
higher. However, hydrometer readings should
If the engine fails to start within 30 seconds, release
always be corrected for the temperature of the
the starting switch and allow the starting motor to cool
a few minutes before trying again. If the engine fails
to start after four attempts, an inspection should be
made to determine the cause.
CAUTION: To prevent serious damage to the
starter, if the engine does not start, do not press
Where applicable, fill the generator end bearing
the starting switch again while the starting
housing with the same lubricating oil as used in the
motor is running..
A generator set should be connected and grounded in
Initial Engine Start (Hydrestarter)
accordance with the applicable local electrical codes.