Keep engine speed low until the engine oil pressure registers on the gauge or the engine oil indicator light goes out.
If the gauge does not register or the light does not go out within ten seconds, stop the engine and investigate the cause before starting again. Failure to do so, can cause engine damage.
- Allow a cold engine to warm up at low idle for at least five minutes. Engage the attachment controls and disengage the attachment controls in order to help warm-up of the hydraulic components.
Cycle all of the controls in order to allow the warm oil to circulate through all of the cylinders and all of the lines.
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- Frequently look at the action light and the gauge display during operation.
- Look at the hydraulic oil tank and the transmission oil levels. Maintain the oil levels to the FULL marks.
If the oil temperature is less than
Elevated low idle can be disabled by placing the transmission in gear from neutral or by releasing the parking brake. Cold Mode may be reset, if temperature conditions still exist. The engine will increase to 1000 RPM, if the transmission is not in gear. Cold Mode also varies the fuel injection amount and the timing for control of white smoke.
A 3412E Engine should not be moved until it is out of Cold Mode. If the machine is operated while in Cold Mode, power may be noticeably reduced.