Check the battery. The top should be clean and dry, the terminals light and protected with a coat of petroleum jelly and
their electrolyte must be ;it the proper level.
NOTE: When necessary, check the battery with a hydrometer; the reading should be 1.265 or
higher.- However, hydrometer readings should always be corrected for the temperature of
Where applicable, fill the generator end bearing housing with the same lubricating oil as used in the engine.
A generator set should be connected and grounded in accordance with the applicable local electrical codes.
NOTE: The base of a generator set must be grounded.
Disengage the clutch, if the unit is so equipped.
Before starting the engine-for the first time, perform the operations listed under Preparation For Starting Engine First Time.
Before a routine start, see Daily Operations in the Lubrication and Preventive Maintenance Chart.
If a manual or an automatic shutdown system is incorporated in the unit, the control must be set in the open position
before starting the engine.
The blower will be seriously damaged if operated with the air shutoff valve in the closed position.
Starting at air temperatures below 40F (4C) requires the use of a cold weather starting aid. 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.
CAUTION: Starting fluid used in capsules is highly inflammable, toxic and possesses anesthetic