Initial Start Up
Your Ford Industrial Engine was inspected before leaving the factory. However, the initial start-up checks must be
made before putting the unit into operation. The Preventive Maintenance Schedule (Page 14 ) provides a handy check-off
list as well as a sign- off and record as to when the operations were performed. Perform the operations in the sequence
listed in the left hand column.
Make sure your unit is ready to go whenever you need it. There are some things that you can do, or have done, to
be sure it is well cared for:
Keep the fuel tank filled. A full tank reduces the possibility of condensation forming in the tank and moisture
entering the fuel lines.
Make frequent checks of the engine oil and coolant levels.
Check the battery fluid level often, especially if your engine is being operated in a warm, dry climate.
Keep engine air filter clean.
Watch the engine temperature.
Watch engine oil pressure.
Lube power take-off regularly.
Scheduled Preventive Maintenance
The operations listed in the maintenance schedule are covered in detail on the following pages. Whenever your
vehicle requires maintenance of any kind, your Ford Power Products distributor or dealer has skilled technicians who will
do an expert job of keeping your engine in its prime condition.