Normal Starting Procedure of a Generator
Do not depress the accelerator pedal or move the accelerator lever from the idle position while cranking the engine. This can result in engine over speed and severs damage to the engine.]
To prevent damage to the starting motor do not engage the starting motor for more than thirty seconds, wait two minutes between each attempt to start the starting motor.
Engine equipped with air starting motors require a minimum 70 psi which is recommended by manufacturer.
a. Disengage the driven unit or if equipped put the transmission in neutral.
b. With the accelerator pedal or lever in the idle position turn the key switch to the ON position and wait for the wait to start lamp to go out then turn the key to the start position.
c. If the engine does not start after three attempts check the fuel supply system. Absence of blue or white exhaust smoke during cranking indicates no fuel is being delivered.
The engine must have adequate oil pressure within fifteen seconds after starting. If the warning lamp indicating low oil pressure has not gone out or there is no oil pressure indicated on a gauge within fifteen seconds, shut off the engine immediately to avoid engine damage.
Engine should be idle 3 to 5 minutes before operating with load.
After starting a cold engine, increase the engine speed slowly to provide adequate lubrication to the bearings and to allow the oil pressure to stabilize.
One should not operate the engine at low idle for long periods with the engine coolant temperature below the
- Fuel dilution of the lubricating oil
- Carbon build up in the cylinder
- Cylinder head valve sticking
- Reduced Performance