Make sure that the batteries are in new or almost new condition. It would even be a good idea to take two
spare batteries along on the mission as well as a battery charger.
STARTING THE ENGINE (Refer to Figure 2-34.)
Switch exhaust diverter valve (1) to the left "winter" position.
Start heater (2) on winterization assembly (3). (See para. 2-12.1.f. Winterization assembly and heater).
Allow unit to warm to at least 200F.
To decrease starting load, start engine with clutch (4) disengaged.
Move the engine run/stop lever (5) on engine to "run".
Move the on/off toggle switch (6) on control panel to "on".
Depress glow plug button (7) on control panel for one minute - It warms the engine chamber air for easier
combustion of diesel fuel.
While continuing to hold glow plug button (7) move decompressor lever (8) on top of engine towards its stop
Do not crank engine for over 20 seconds. Extended cranking will drain batteries
and overheat starter.
While holding glow plug button (7) and decompressor lever (8), push engine start button (9) When engine
cranks at a sufficient speed, release the decompressor lever (8).
Continue to crank engine by depressing the engine start button (9) and glow plug button (7)until engine
starts; then release glow plug button (7) and engine start button (9).
Refer to paragraph 2-9.a.(1) (f) (i).
WINTERIZATION ASSEMBLY AND HEATER (See Figure 2-35.)
For cold weather missions, use the heater (1) located on the wintenzation assembly (2).
To operate the heater (1), first switch the exhaust diverter valve (3) to the left "winter" position.
Turn the fuel pump switch (4) to "on" position.
Once you press the "run-off-start" switch down and hold it in the "start" position,
do not allow it to return to the "off' position, as this will disrupt the start sequence
of the heater. If this situation occurs, place the "run-off-start" switch in the "off'
position and wait a minimum of 15 minutes before attempting a restart.