Starting

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Manual gearbox

Ensure that the gear lever is in the neutral position.

Do not touch the accelerator.

For Diesel engines: Turn the key to the drive position. Wait for the preheater warning lamp to go off, if this has come on.

Turn the key to action the starter (not for more than ten seconds), until the engine starts.

Note: In ambient temperatures lower than 0C, depress the clutch while actioning the starter to facilitate starting. Then release the clutch pedal slowly.

Note: If the engine does not start at the first attempt, switch off the ignition.
Wait 10 seconds, then action the starter again as described above.

Automatic gearbox

Check that you are in position P.

Do not touch the accelerator.

For Diesel engines: Turn the key to the drive position. Wait for the preheater warning lamp to go off, if this has come on.

Turn the key to action the starter (not for more than ten seconds), until the engine starts.

Note: Starting is possible in position N.

Diesel vehicles equipped with a Turbo Advice

Diesel vehicles equipped with a Turbo

Never stop the engine without having first allowed it to run at idle for a few seconds, thus allowing the turbo to return to normal speed.

Do not press the accelerator pedal as the ignition is being switched off. This could severely damage the turbo unit.

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

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