Cold Weather Operation

Special precautions must be taken during cold weather. To protect your engine, special cold weather handling is required for fuel, engine oil, coolant, and batteries.

Notice: To avoid engine damage, DO NOT use any type of aerosol spray, e.g., ether, starting fluid or brake cleaner to aid in starting the engine.

For EPA07 engines with a grid heater:


To avoid injury from an explosion, do not use ether or starting fluid on engines equipped with a manifold (grid) heater.

The engine does not require starting aids down to 10°C (50°F). Temperatures below -20°C (-4°F), will require a block heater and oil pan heater.

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