2-14. OPERATING PROCEDURES (Continued)
a. Starting Engine (continued)
(4) Observe all gages and warning lights for normal operation; observe OIL PRESS gage for normal reading
(18 PSI minimum within 10 to 15 seconds). If OIL PRESS gage indicates less than 18 PSI, or OIL PRESSURE
warning light and bell do not go off, or any gage or warning light indicates abnormal operation, immediately shut
down engine and refer to troubleshooting sections in this manual or notify your supervisor.
(5) If the engine does not start due to cold weather (less than 40 degrees F) proceed as follows:
(a) Turn key switch fully clockwise to crank engine.
Do not use ether switch without cranking engine. Over-charge of ether starting fluid can cause explosion
of engine air intake system.
(b) Press and hold ether switch for one to three seconds, then release to discharge ether to engine.
(c) Release key switch when engine starts. Repeat step (5) if engine does not start on first attempt.
(6) Warm engine until it idles smoothly; avoid full throttle operation until WATER TEMP gage indicates at least 140