Proper care of your engine will result in longer life, better performance, and more economical operation.
· Follow the daily maintenance checks listed in Maintenance Guidelines, Section 2.
· Check the oil pressure indicators, temperature indicators, warning lights, and other gauges daily to make
sure they are operational.
Do not operate a diesel engine where there are or can be combustible vapors.
These vapors can be drawn through the air intake system and cause engine
acceleration and over-speeding, which can result in a fire, an explosion and/or
extensive property damage. Numerous safety devices are available, such as air
intake shut-off devices, to minimize the risk of over-speeding where an engine,
due to its application, might operate in a combustible environment, such as due
to a fuel spill or gas leak. The equipment owner and operator are responsible for
safe operation in a hostile environment. Consult your authorized repair location
for further information.
All pumps - above 16°C [60°F].
Foot off throttle. If engine does not start within five seconds of cranking, follow cold start procedures below.
All pumps - below 16°C [60°F].
Fully depress the throttle after engaging the starter. Full throttle on the VE pump makes sure there is sufficient
start fuel delivery and helps keep the engine operating once started. The inline pumps with RQV and RQV-K
governors require full throttle to position and hold the rack in the start fuel position. The throttle must be
depressed after engaging the starter to allow the shutoff lever to move to the run position before moving the