C18 Industrial Engines Starting the Engine Caterpillar


Starting the Engine
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C18 Industrial Engines [SEBU7899]
1.1. Starting a Cold Engine
2.1. Starting a Warm Engine

Note: Do not adjust the engine speed control during start-up. The electronic control module (ECM) will control the engine speed during start-up.

Starting a Cold Engine

  1. Disengage any equipment that is driven by the engine.

  2. Turn the keyswitch to the RUN position. Leave the keyswitch in the RUN position for 15 seconds.

  3. Turn the keyswitch to the START position in order to engage the electric starting motor and crank the engine.


    NOTICE

    Do not engage the starting motor when flywheel is turning. Do not start the engine under load.

    If the engine fails to start within 30 seconds, release the starter switch or button and wait two minutes to allow the starting motor to cool before attempting to start the engine again.


  4. Allow the keyswitch to return to the RUN position after the engine starts.

  5. Repeat step 2 through step 4 if the engine fails to start.

Starting a Warm Engine

  1. Disengage any equipment that is driven by the engine.

  2. Turn the keyswitch to the START position in order to engage the electric starting motor and crank the engine.


    NOTICE

    Do not engage the starting motor when flywheel is turning. Do not start the engine under load.

    If the engine fails to start within 30 seconds, release the starter switch or button and wait two minutes to allow the starting motor to cool before attempting to start the engine again.


  3. Allow the keyswitch to return to the RUN position after the engine starts.

  4. Repeat step 2 and step 3 if the engine fails to start.

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