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K53 Practical Driving Test for Motor Vehicle Drivers, Volume 2 - Heavy Motor Vehicles : Codes CI, C, ECI and EC

6. The modules

Module 3: Starting Procedure - manual transmission


1. Ensure that the parking brake is applied.
2. Ensure that gear-lever is in "neutral" position.
3. Check that all instruments are in non-function position.
4. Turn ignition keg to "on" position without starting engine.
5. Check dashboard instruments for malfunction.
6. Apply choke if necessary or ensure choke is cancelled.
7. Select engine control switch to "on" (Diesel vehicles only).
8. Use pre-heater if required (Diesel vehicles only).
9. Turn ignition key to start engine.
10. Release hold on key as soon as engine starts.
11. Check dashboard instruments for systems malfunction.
12. Build up air pressure by letting engine idle until appropriate instruments indicate that air pressure is correct.
13. Cancel operation of choke, where applicable.