816F Landfill Compactor, 815F Soil Compactor and 814F Wheel Dozer Engine Starting Caterpillar


Engine Starting
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1.1. Engine Starting with Ether Starting Aid (If Equipped)

  1. Make sure that the transmission control is in the NEUTRAL position.

  1. Move the steering column to the desired position.

  1. Engage the parking brake.

  1. Fasten the seat belt.

  1. Make sure that the control levers are in the HOLD position.

  1. Before the engine is started, check for the presence of bystanders or maintenance personnel. Ensure that all personnel are clear of the machine. Briefly sound the forward horn before you start the engine.

  1. Turn the engine start switch to the START position in order to start the engine.

  1. Release the engine start switch key after the engine starts.


NOTICE

Do not crank the engine for more than 30 seconds. Allow the starter to cool for two minutes before cranking again. Turbocharger damage can result if the engine rpm is not kept low until the oil gauge display verifies that the oil pressure is sufficient.


Engine Starting with Ether Starting Aid (If Equipped)


NOTICE

Inject starting aid (ether), only while cranking the engine, or after initial start-up, until the engine is running smoothly.

Use sparingly, excessive ether without cranking can cause piston and ring damage.

Wait approximately two seconds before injecting again.

Use ether for cold starting purposes only.

After every 30 seconds of engine cranking, allow two minutes for starting motor to cool before cranking again.

Turbocharger damage can result, if the engine rpm is not kept low until the engine oil light/gauge verifies the oil pressure is sufficient.


  1. Follow Step 1 through Step 8 of the Engine Starting Procedure.

    Note: Partially depress the accelerator pedal while you crank the engine.

    A premeasured amount of ether will be automatically injected if the ambient conditions call for starting aid.

  1. Release the engine start switch key and the accelerator pedal after the engine starts.

For starting below -18°C (0°F), the use of one of the following cold weather starting aids is recommended:

  • Coolant heater

  • Fuel heater

  • Jacket water heater

  • Extra battery capacity

ReferenceAt temperatures below -23°C (-10°F), consult your AVSpare dealer for additional information or refer to Special Publication, SEBU5898, "Cold Weather Recommendations".

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