START ENGINE (M548A3) Continued
Avoid prolonged engine idling. This causes coolant temperature to drop below operating
temperature and is detrimental to the life of the engine. Engine should be run at 1,0001,200
rpm under no load conditions for prolonged idle.
13. Set hand throttle to run engine at idle speed (600650 rpm ). Check instrument panel for warning lights.
14. When engine is warmed up, do During (D) Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (WP 0057 00).