|PREPARATIONS FOR STARTING YOUR NEW DIESEL ENGINE
For long dependable service, become familiar with the operating requirements of your engine. All Universal Diesel engines are completely factory tested under load conditions before shipment.
In preparation for starting engine, oil must be added to the crankcase. Refer to specifications for lubrication, oil type and capacity. Recheck oil level on dipstick, it should be to full mark, do not overfill, when checking oil remove dipstick, wait 15 seconds, then recheck.
The oil level should be checked before the first start-up each day. Dipstick has high and low markings. Oil levels either above or below these marks should never be allowed. Oil is put into the engine by removing the screw cap on the top of the rocker arm cover. Fill the crankcase with oil to the upper mark on the dipstick and securely replace the filler cap.
THE TRANSMISSION IS SHIPPED WITH OIL, BUT SHOULD BE CHECKED PRIOR TO OPERATION. Refer to specification of oil type and capacity. Recheck oil level on dipstick. (DIPSTICK TO BE INSERTED ONLY. DO NOT SCREW IN). See transmission instructions for additional information. FILL TO INDENTED RING ON DIPSTICK only.
An unrestricted water supply must be provided to the engine. Use a minimum of 1/2" through hull fitting. Locate the scoop where it will have a full supply of water at all times regardless of running position or rough seas. A sea cock or gate valve is necessary at the water inlet point. The water pump has a 318" N.P.T. suction inlet.and the heat exchanger has a 3/8" N.P.T. water outlet. Use a non-collapsible hose for the suction side. A water strainer installed in the line ahead of the water pump aids in preventing clogging of the cooling system. The exhaust pipe is 1-1/4" N.P.T: on all models except M-50, which is 1-1/2" N.P.T.
The fresh water manifold on all models except M-1 5 should be filled slowly to the bottom of the filler cap. A 50/50 mixture of fresh water and antifreeze solution is acceptable as an all weather coolant, eliminating the need to drain the fresh water system for cold weather operation or storage. A coolant mixture may change based on climatic conditions in your area. The rust preventive will aid in reducing rust formation if no antifreeze is used.
Model 15, being sea water cooled, draws its water directly from the sea, filling the engine system and discharging the hot water overboard into the exhaust line.
Be sure water pump is lubricated by turning grease cup (if provided on your engine) clockwise 1/2 turn at 30 hour intervals. Pumps with no grease cup do not require lubrications.
Transmission shifting controls must allow the clutch to engage in the full forward and reverse positions. Restricted or partial engagement will cause undue wear. The transmission should always be in the neutral position before starting the engine. Also, the transmission shifter arm must be at a 900 angle to the transmission bracket cable when in neutral.