f. Starting the Multifuel Engine (-25F. to +30F.).
(2) After checking for hydrostatic lock, perform the following.
(a) Pull hand throttle control (1) halfway to 2/3 out.
(b) Depress accelerator pedal (4) to 2/3 or 3/4 of full travel position.
Do not operate manifold heater unless engine is being clanked or it is idling.
Do not turn on any electrical system that is not required. It is important to save all
the battery energy for starting.
(c) While cranking the engine, hold manifold heater switch (2) in ON position until
The engine should start and continue running within 30 seconds. If the engine fails
to start within 30 seconds, return manifold heater switch to OFF position and stop
cranking engine. Wait 2 minutes, then repeat the above procedure.
If the engine misses or does not run smoothly after starting. use manifold heater
intermittently while the engine is idling until all cylinders are firing.
(d) Push hand throttle control (1) in until tachometer (3) indicates 1.000 rpm. Release
clutch pedal (5) and allow engine to warm up for a few minutes.
After engine starts and runs satisfactorily, move the truck as soon as possible
without using full accelerator. Prolonged idle with a cold engine should be avoided.