Starting and Driving
Prior to Starting
Before starting the engine the new owner should
be familiar with the location and function of the instruments and controls.
Open the bonnet and ensure that the water level in the radiator is at least
1 inch (25mm) above the tubes and the oil level in the sump,using the dipstick,
is at the correct level. Close the bonnet (don't slam!). Place the gear
lever in neutral position and check that the handbrake is applied. Turn
the ignition switch ON and ensure that there is sufficient fuel in the
fuel tank. Return the ignition switch to OFF.
Starting From Cold
Note:- Do not put your foot on the accelerator
pedal. 1. Pull out the choke control to the half-way position. (In extremely
cold weather,the choke control should be pulled fully out, but returned
to the half-way position as soon as the engine begins to 'hunt' (due to
an over-rich mixture). 2. Rotate the starter switch fully clockwise and
release the key immediately the engine fires. 3. Push in the choke control
as far as possible without stalling the engine. 4. It is inadvisable to
race a cold engine, but in order to reach normal running temperature quickly,
drive away steadily as soon as the engine is running. Push the choke control
home progressively as quickly as the warming engine will allow.
WARNING: Adhere to the running-in instructions
During the running-in period, do not allow
the engine to exceed the following speeds and do not allow the engine to
labour on hills. It is preferable to select a lower gear and use a higher
engine speed than to allow the engine to labour at 1ow speeds. For the
first 1000 miles (1610km) do not exceed 3000 r.p.m.; and between 1000miles(1610Km)
and 1500miles (2415Km), 3500 r.p.m. Note:- After the first 500miles (805
Km), drain and refill the oil in the engine sump. Check the body retaining
bolts for tightness. During the first 500 miles (805Km) do not apply the
brakes fiercely. This initial bedding-in period will eliminate the squealing
Check the oil pressure gauge, water temperature
gauge and ammeter for correct functioning of the vehicle. Should abnormal
reading be obtained, investigate immediately.
When, starting from rest,always engage first
gear (to start in a high gear would cause excessive clutch slip and premature
wear). Never drive with the foot resting on the clutch pedal and do not
keep the clutch depressed for long periods in traffic.
The synchromesh gearbox provides a synchronised
change into all gears. When changing gears, the movement should be slow
and deliberate, when changing down a smoother gear change will he obtained
if the accelerator is left depressed to provide the higher engine speed
suitable for the 1ower gear, Always depress the clutch pedal fully when
Always apply the footbrake progressively,
fierce or sudden application is bad for both car and tyres. The handbrake
is for use when parking the car or when driving away on a hill and should
be applied when at a standstill in traffic.