When fuel begins to bleed at the fuel injection pump inlet, tighten the
To avoid overheating the diesel engine starting
motor, do not crank the starting motor for more than
ten (10) seconds without allowing it to cool down.
Operate the manual primer on the fuel injection pump and crank the
diesel engine until it starts.
If the diesel engine does not run smoothly, stop the engine and
contact maintenance to bleed the diesel engine fuel system.
Select 2WD and 6th gear forward, and drive the wheels through all gears.
Select 4WD drive and 3rd gear reverse, and again drive the wheels, so that
fresh oil is circulated through all passages of the transmission and its remote
Stop the engine, drain all oil from the engine oil pan, and remove the engine
Drain all oil from the transmission/torque converter, and remove the
transmission oil filter.
Install a new engine oil filter, and fill the engine to the correct level with OEA.
Install a new transmission oil filter, and fill the transmission to the correct
level with OEA.
Start the engine, select 6th gear forward, and drive the wheels until all areas
of the transmission are filled.
Examine the ATEC for any visible leakage from the engine and drive
systems, and correct as necessary. Check the engine and transmission
fluid levels, and add OEA as necessary to bring them to the correct level
(check the transmission with the engine running at idle and the transmission
The starting fluid used in the cold start system
contains ethyl ether and is extremely flammable and
toxic. Do not smoke and make sure you are in a
well-ventilated area away from heat, open flames, or
sparks when installing, maintaining, testing, or
troubleshooting the cold start system.