highly volatile fluid into the air intake system at low
3. Push the piercing shaft all the way down. This will
ambient temperatures to assist in igniting the fuel oil
rupture the capsule and fill the container with the
injected. The fluid is contained in suitable capsules to
4. Move the engine throttle to the maximum speed
The starting aid consists of a cylindrical capsule
container with a screw cap, inside of which a sliding
piercing shaft operates. A tube leads from the capsule
5. Engage the starter and at the same time pull the
container to a hand operated pump and another tube
pump plunger all the way out. Push the plunger in
leads to the atomizing nozzle threaded into a tapped
slowly, forcing the starting fluid through the atomizing
hole in the air inlet housing.
nozzle into the air intake. Continue to push the pump in
until the engine starts. If the plunger is not all the way in
The capsule container should be mounted in a vertical
when the engine starts, push it in slowly until it locks in
position and away from any heat.
the IN position.
Start the engine, using the fluid starting aid, as follows:
6. Unscrew the cap and remove the capsule. Do not
leave the empty capsule in the container.
1. Remove the threaded cap and insert a fluid capsule
in an upright position within the container.
7. Replace the cap on the capsule container and make
sure the piercing shaft is all the way down.
CAUTION: The starting fluid is toxic and
inflammable. Use caution when handling.
2. Pull the piercing shaft all the way out and install and
The cold weather fluid starting aid will require very little
tighten the cap on the container.
service. Replace the piston seal packing if the pump
leaks. If there is an excessive resistance to pumping,
the nozzle may be plugged. Remove the nozzle and
PRESSURIZED CYLINDER STARTING AID
Start the engine during cold weather, using the "Quick
Start" starting aid system (Fig. 9) as follows: I. Press
the engine starter button.
2. Pull out the "Quick Start" knob for one or two
seconds, then release it.
3. Repeat the procedure if the engine does not start on
the first attempt.
CAUTION: Do not crank the engine more
than 30 seconds at a time when using an
electric starting motor. Always allow one
minute intervals between cranking attempts
to allow the starting motor to cool.
Periodically perform the following service items to
assure good performance:
1. Remove the fluid cylinder and lubricate the valve
Fig. 8. Typical Fluid Starting Aid
around the pusher pin under the gasket with a few drops