TEST OR INSPECTION
STARTING HANDLE PULLS, BUT ENGINE FAILS TO START
Check for insufficient fuel supply.
Fill fuel tank, if necessary.
Check fuel cock.
Check position of engine speed control handle.
Check for air in fuel pipe to injection nozzle.
Remove fuel injection pipe from fuel injection nozzle.
Push decompression lever down. Hold pipe in same hand as decompression lever.
Pull the recoil starter several times with no compression until fuel is ejected from pipe.
Reconnect injection pipe to injection nozzle.
Check the starting procedure under prevailing conditions (paras 2-6 and 2-9).
If the starting procedures have been performed correctly but engine still fails to start,
notify Direct Support Maintenance.
EXCESSIVE LUBRICATION OIL CONSUMPTION
Check for leakage at oil drain plug or oil filler cap.
Tighten oil drain plug or oil filler cap.
Check for black exhaust smoke and oil in exhaust discharge.
Notify Direct Support Maintenance.
RECOIL STARTER ROPE DOES NOT UNWIND FREELY
Visually inspect rope for fraying, wear, or jamming.
Check recoil spring for jamming.