Part No. MAN, Rev. EH. Wachs Gas Engine Use 87 octane unleaded gasoline or gasohol (10% ethanol unleaded gas) in the engine. In cold weather, use winter blend fuel for easier starting. Before using the engine, read the operating guidelines and instructions in the Kohler Owner’s Manual. On sealed fuel tanks, use the vented fuel tank cap when using the VMT-1 in warm weather. 1. Check the gas tank to make sure that it has sufficient fuel for the job. 2. Set the choke lever (top lever) all the way onto the left, as shown in Figure Set the throttle lever (bottom lever) midway between slow and fast, as shown in Figure 5-5. Figure 5-5. To start the engine, set the choke lever (top) all the way to the left, and the throttle lever (bot- tom) in the middle. NOTE
Chapter 5, Operating Instructions Starting and Running the Engine E.H. Wachs Part No. MAN, Rev. 1-0809 Do not crank the engine continuously for more than 10 seconds at a time. If the engine does not start, wait 60 seconds before trying tore- start it. 4. Turn the key in the starter switch to the START position. Release the switch to the RUN position as soon as the engine starts. Figure 5-6. Turn the engine key to START. Release it to RUN when the engine starts. 5. If the engine was warm before starting, set the choke lever to the OFF position. If the engine was cold, gradually move the choke lever to the OFF position as the engine warms up. 6. To shut the engine offset the throttle to the low speed setting, then turn the key in the starter switch to the OFF position. Diesel Engine Use clean, fresh diesel fuel with a minimum of 40 cetane. In cold weather, allow the engine to warm up several seconds to several minutes, depending on the outside temperature. On sealed fuel tanks, use the vented fuel tank cap when using the VMT-1 in warm weather. Before using the engine, read the operating guidelines and instructions in the Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Operator’s Manual. Check the fuel tank to make sure that there is sufficient fuel for the job.