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CHAPTER 3.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR NORMAL CONDITIONS
3.1 STARTING THE ENGINE. Initially, set the parking
brake and place the transmission shift lever in the
neutral, or park, position. If the vehicle is equipped
with  special power
attachments,
see
that all
power-control levers are in neutral. Fasten the safety
belts and proceed as follows:
(1)  Depress  the  clutch  pedal  in  standard
transmission vehicles. This disengages the engine from
the drive train, relieving the load on the starting
motor. Turn on ignition key or switch.
(2) If vehicle is equipped with a manual choke, pull
the choke all or part of the way out, depending on
climatic conditions. Cold weather starting will require
more choke than mild weather. If vehicle is equipped
with an automatic choke, depress accelerator pedal to
initially set the choke and the high idle cam. Start the
engine and adjust manual choke for a smooth idle.
Automatic chokes will adjust automatically.  Never
r a c e t h e e n g i n e t o w a r m - u p t h e v e h i c l e .  Avoid
excessive idling periods for warm-up purposes.
Do not start or run an engine in a
closed garage. Exhaust gas from
internal combustion engines contains
poisonous carbon monoxide gas which is
odorless, tasteless, and colorless.
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