GOOD DRIVING HABITS
STARTING ENGINE. With clutch disengaged, note starter action for condition of battery and starter. Limit cranking
period to 30 seconds or less. Allow starter to cool before next attempt.
Don't Race A Cold Engine!
ENGINE TEMPERATURE. Before entering high speed traffic conditions, allow engine to reach operating temperature.
Normal cruising temperature is between 170°F and 185°F. Don't remove radiator pressure cap or add coolant when
engine is overheated. Idle engine while adding coolant slowly.
Don't Drive An Overheated Engine!
CLUTCH. To avoid damage, engage without "shock loading" to drive train, especially on grades under heavy loads.
Don't Ride the Clutch Pedal!
SHIFTING. Avoid gear clashing by synchronizing engine and carrier speeds. Don't permit load to drive engine above
governed speed. Operate in a gear low enough to allow engine to accelerate to or to maintain governed RPM when
applying full throttle. Allowing engine to labor causes excessive strain on engine which could damage pistons, rings,
Use Same Gear Downhill As Uphill!
PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY. Performance, fuel economy and air pollution control is best in normal operating range
from 3/4 to governed engine speed.
Save Fuel - Select Correct Gear!
OBSERVE INSTRUMENTS. Glance at instruments frequently. When trouble is indicated, take prompt corrective action.