DD15 Operator Guide – Engine Operation


Engine Operation

Observe the following cautions when operating the engine.‪

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PERSONAL INJURY

To avoid injury from loss of vehicle/vessel control, the operator of a DDEC equipped engine must not use or read any diagnostic tool while the vehicle/vessel is moving.‪

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HOT EXHAUST

During parked regeneration the exhaust gases will be extremely HOT and could cause a fire if directed at combustible materials. The vehicle must be parked outside.‪

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LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL

To avoid injury from the loss of vehicle control, do not use cruise control under these conditions:‪

  • When it is not possible to keep the vehicle at a constant speed (on winding roads, in heavy traffic, in traffic that varies in speed, etc.).
  • On slippery roads (wet pavement, ice-or snow-covered roads, loose gravel, etc.).
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PERSONAL INJURY

Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.‪

  • Always start and operate an engine in a well ventilated area.
  • If operating an engine in an enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the outside.
  • Do not modify or tamper with the exhaust system or emission control system.
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PERSONAL INJURY

To avoid injury from engine shutdown in an unsafe situation, ensure the operator knows how to override the stop engine condition on a DDEC-equipped unit.‪

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LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL

To avoid injury from loss of vehicle control, do not activate the Engine Brake system under the following conditions:‪

  • On wet or slippery pavement, unless the vehicle is equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system) and you have had prior experience driving under these conditions.
  • When driving without a trailer (bobtailing) or pulling an empty trailer.
  • If the tractor drive wheels begin to lock or there is fishtail motion after the Engine Brake is activated, deactivate the brake system immediately if this occurs.


EPA07 DD15 Operator’s Guide – DDC-SVC-MAN-0003
Generated on 10-13-2008