OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
START ENGINE - CONTINUED
Use ether-starting aid sparingly and for cold starting purposes ONLY. Excessive ether without cranking can
cause piston and ring damage.
Inject ether only while cranking engine or after initial start-up, until engine is running smoothly.
Push ether starting aid switch down for 2-3 seconds, then release for 2-3 seconds. Operate switch at 2-3 second
intervals as engine is cranked. Continue to use switch at 2-3 second intervals until engine starts and is running
Release start switch when engine starts.
Turbocharger damage can result if engine RPM is not kept low until oil pressure indicator on EMS panel has
Release accelerator pedal after engine has started.
If engine oil pressure indicator does not stop flashing within 10 seconds after engine starts, stop engine by pulling
backwards on accelerator pedal and perform troubleshooting.
After engine has started, proceed to Machine Warmup.
Operate engine at low idle for 5 minutes to warm up engine. During warmup, monitor EMS panel indicators for any
signs of abnormal temperatures or pressures. Shut down engine at the first sign of a problem.
Continue to warm up machine as follows:
If temperature is greater than 32F (0C), warm up machine for a total of approximately 15 minutes.
If temperature is less than 32F (0C), warm up machine for a total of approximately 30 minutes.
If temperature is less than 0F (-18C) or if hydraulic functions are sluggish, additional time may be needed.
Cycle steering and machine controls to assist in hydraulic system warmup. Ensure that all are functioning properly.