Wear goggles and make sure openings are pointed
away from you when activating cold start system with
lines or fittings disconnected to avoid eye injury. If
fluid enters the eyes or fumes irritate the eyes, they
should be flushed with large quantities of clean water
for 15 minutes. A physician should be contacted.
Starting fluid can be harmful or fatal if swallowed. If
swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Call a
Contents of cylinder are under pressure. Store in a
cool dry place. Do not incinerate, puncture, or
attempt to remove cores from cylinder.
Verify that the ether canister of the ether injection cold start system contains
ether, or replace as necessary, together with the associated filters. Use a
scale to check the amount of ether left (a full canister weighs 37 oz [1049 gr]
while an empty one weighs 16 oz [454 gr]).
Crane Superstructure Heater. If the crane superstructure cab heater fuel tank
contains regular diesel fuel (e.g. DF-2 per VV-F-800), perform the following procedure to install low
temperature fuel in the cab heater system:
Drain all fuel from the superstructure cab heater fuel tank and sediment
Start the cab heater and run it until all fuel in the heater and in the fuel lines
has been consumed.
Fill the heater fuel tank with JP-8 fuel per MIL-T-83133.
Turn heater fuel adjustment knob 1/8 turn clockwise from the 6 o'clock
Operate the heater control until fuel has been pumped through to the heater
and the heater runs normally. As the heater is running, adjust fuel
adjustment needle to achieve optimum fuel air mixture.
Verify that the heater and defroster controls are operating correctly.
Drain all fluid from the windshield washer systems of both cabs.
Exhaust all air from the air system, using the drain valves on each reservoir
to expel all condensate from the reservoirs.