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Section Ill. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
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FIGURE 2-11.  LIGHTING AND VISION EQUIPMENT
TM5-4210-229-14&P 2-8. STARTING THE ENGINE. a. Perform daily inspections as required. b. Apply parking brake (22, figure 2-4). c. Place the battery selector switch (6, figure 2-3) in the BOTH position. d. Place the transmission gear selector (4, figure 2-3) to the neutral (N) position. e. Push engine stop control (34, figure 2-4) in toward the dash panel. CAUTION Do not operate starter continuously for longer than 15 sec- onds.  After  cranking  for  1  5  seconds,  allow  starter  to  cool for one minute before trying to start the engine. If after sev- eral  attempts  the  engine  will  not  start,  consult  Trouble- shooting Chart, Chapter 3. f.   Turn ignition key to START and press down accelerator control pedal (8, figure 2-3) and hold. Release key and accelerator pedal when the engine starts. CAUTION Do not increase engine speed until the oil pressure gauge (16,  figure  2-4)  indicates  30  psi  (206.8   kPa).  Shut  engine down if oil pressure does not register on the gauge within 20 to 30 seconds after start. g. With engine running, reduce engine speed. Allow engine to warm-up three to five minutes before applying vehicle load. 2-9. DRIVING THE VEHICLE. a. Observe all gauges and indicators (figure 2-4) for normal operation. b. Depress brake pedal (9, figure 2-3). Release parking brake (22, figure 2-4) and shift transmission gear se- lector (4, figure 2-3) to desired gear. c. Release brake pedal (9, figure 2-3) and gradually depress accelerator pedal (8) to increase engine speed. NOTE The  accelerator  pedal  (8,  figure  2-3)   should   be   released while engaging the front axle to release torque on the drive train. 2-56

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