STARTING ENGINES (Contd)
STARTING ENGINES (AFTER 4 WEEKS OF NON-USE) (Contd)
Ensure both engine throttle/transmission control levers are in
neutral position prior to starting engines. The MK II-S does not
have a neutral safety switch on its transmissions. Failure to comply
may result in injury or death to personnel and damage to equipment.
Place engine throttle/transmission control levers (8) in neutral position.
Pull emergency engine stop controls (9) out.
Place engine circuit switches (1) in ON position. Engine audible alarm will
sound, and charge warning light (5) and low oil light (4) should illuminate. Volt
gauge (2) should read 25 vdc or more. Lift alarm mute
switch (10) up and release. This will temporarily stop audible alarm for 90
Pull engine throttle/transmission control levers (8) outward and move levers (8)
forward halfway between forward stop and neutral position.
Do not start both engines at same time, as this will run down the
After engine starts, oil pressure must be above 20 psi. If oil pressure
is not above 20 psi, shut engine down to avoid damage to equipment.
If engine fails to start after 30 seconds, release start switch and let
starter motor cool for 2 minutes.
If engines will not crank or crank slowly with main power switch ON,
refer to Starting Engines in Parallel or Slave Starting BEB, WP 0037 00.