STARTING MAIN ENGINE IN COLD WEATHER (continued)
When starter switch is engaged, glow-plug lamp will stop flashing and stay on for one minute after
release of starter switch.
If starter switch is not engaged within one minute after glow-plug lamp starts to flash, glow plugs and
glow-plug lamp will turn off.
If glow-plug lamp does not turn off after engine starts, notify the Section Chief and Unit maintenance.
For all starts using glow-plug system, put engine throttle in full throttle position. Momentarily turn on glow-plug switch
(5); glow-plug indicator lamp (7) will turn on. After 35 seconds, when glow-plug indicator lamp (7) flashes on /off,
engage starter (6). Hold starter (6) on for two or three seconds, but no more than five seconds. Do not move engine
throttle. Engine should start and increase in speed. When engine speed (rpm) reaches 1500-1800 rpm, reduce
throttle and hold engine speed to 1200-1500 rpm. If engine does not start after first attempt, turn on glow-plug switch
(5) and repeat starting procedure. If engine does not start after four attempts of starter engagement, stop starting )
procedure and notify Unit maintenance.
Manual override procedure should be used In emergencies only. Frequent manual overrides will
damage glow-plug system.
If engine does not start, a manual override procedure may be used, as determined by the Section Chief. This
procedure is as follows: Hold glow-plug switch (5) at ON. After 35 seconds engage starter (6); when engine starts,
continue to hold glow-plug switch (5) on until engine speed reaches 1500 rpm and then release glow-plug switch (5).
If engine does not start after four attempts of starter engagement, or glow-plug indicator lamp (7) does not turn on,
stop starting procedure and notify Unit maintenance.