M977 Through M985 General Operating Procedures (Cont)
2-11. DRIVE VEHICLE (CONT).
S Do not press ETHER START button more than three
times in a single starting attempt to prevent severe
S Do not turn engine switch to start position while
motor is still running to prevent engine damage.
S If engine fails to start, wait five seconds before next
start attempt to allow motor to cool to prevent severe
S Do steps (2.1) and (2.2) only when starting FHTV
S Do steps (3) and (4) only when starting Non-FHTV
S Do step (2.1):
-- One time for temperatures between 45_F and 10_F
(7_C and -12_C).
-- Two times for temperatures between 10_F and
-10_F (-12_C and -23_C).
-- Three times for temperatures between -10_F and
-25_F (-23_C and -32_C).
Repeat steps (2.1) and (2.2) up to four times. If
engine fails to start after four starting attempts,
notify organizational maintenance.
Press and hold ETHER START button (3) for five seconds, release and
wait five seconds.
Turn engine switch (4) to START for no more than 15 seconds.
Release engine switch (4). Engine switch will spring back to ON
position. Low air pressure indicator (5.1) may light and buzzer may