Starting

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Manual gearbox

- Ensure that the gear lever is in the neutral position.
- Do not touch the accelerator.
- In the case of diesel engine vehicles: turn the key to the drive position. Wait for the pre-heater warning lamp to go off, if it is on.
- Action the starter by turning the key until the engine starts (but not for more than ten seconds).
- In temperatures lower than 0 °C, apply the clutch during the action on the starter in order to aid starting. Then release the clutch slowly.

(6 speed) Electronic Gearbox System

- Check that you are in position N.
- Fully depress the brake pedal.
- Do not touch the accelerator.
- For Diesel engines: turn the key to position M. Wait for the pre-heater warning lamp to go off if it is on.
- Action the starter by turning the key until the engine turns over (not for longer than ten seconds).

Note: If the vehicle has been stationary for a long time, or if you have pressed the brake pedal a number of times while stationary, it will be necessary to press the brake pedal hard down in order to authorise the engine to start.

Automatic gearbox

- Check that you are in position P or N.
- Do not touch the accelerator.
- For Diesel engines: turn the key to position M. Wait for the pre-heater warning lamp to go off if it is on.
- Action the starter by turning the key until the engine turns over (not for longer than ten seconds).

Advice

Vehicles equipped with a Turbo:

Turbo equipped engines MUST be allowed to return to idle for several seconds before switching off the ignition. Failure to do so could cause serious damage to the turbo unit. Flicking the throttle pedal as the ignition is turned off can lead to severe damage to the turbo unit.

DO NOT RUN THE ENGINE IN A SPACE THAT IS ENCLOSED OR INSUFFICIENTLY VENTILATED.

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