START ENGINE (M548A1) Continued
Normal idle is 650700 rpm, and normal coolant temperature is 160
you let the engine run at idle for too long, the engine could cool below 140
C) for very long can damage the engine. Run the engine at 1,2001,500 rpm to
keep coolant temperature in the normal range.
When the engine starts, set the hand throttle to run the engine at 8001000 rpm for 35 minutes. This is to warm up the
coolant and get all the oil warm and circulating.
Push the hand throttle IN. Check that the engine idles at 650700 rpm.
10. When the engine is warmed up, do the During (D) Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (WP 0057 00).