ENGINE START-UP PROCEDURES (Continued)
Make sure the solenoid valve switch is turned OFF.
Figure 2-29. Ignition Switch
Turn the ignition switch ON.
Push the start button and hold it in until the engine starts.
If the engine is difficult to start, open the compressor pulsation tank drain valve to decrease the
If the engine does not start, refer to the troubleshooting instructions in Chapter 3, Section II.
As the engine warms up, gradually open the choke.
Perform the pre-operation checks and services.
BE ALERT not to touch the compressor, separator or nozzle assembly while performing operation
pre-checks. These parts get hot when the compressor is running.
BE ALERT not to walk in front of the nozzle when the compressor is running.
Allow the engine to run for five minutes before performing the operation pre-checks.
Check the formulation tank pressure gage.
(1) The pressure gage should read 10 to 15 psi.
(2) If the pressure gage reads greater than 15 psi, shut the engine ignition switch OFF, and turn to the
troubleshooting procedures in Chapter 3, Section II.