Before attempting to start the engine, read the special notes which follow.
SPECIAL NOTE MIXTURE CONTROL.
Having read the special notes
above, ensure that -
Then start the engine as follows
If the engine makes a false start when operating the starter button i.e., fires and does not continue to run, but throws the starter pinion out of mesh, it is imperative to wait until the pinion and flywheel come to rest before again pressing the starter button ; failure to observe this precaution may jam and bend the shaft of the starter motor. Should the engine fail to start after two or three attempts, ascertain why it will not start, or the battery will be run down needlessly.
"Should the engine fail to start,
WHEN THE ENGINE STARTS.
SPECIAL NOTE WARNING LIGHT.
GEAR CHANGING INSTRUCTIONS
Throughout the instructions
which follow, approximate speeds are quoted at which the various gear-changes
should be made. These are given only to serve as a guide to owners who
are unaccustomed to the Land Rover; naturally they can be modified considerably
as experience is gained under various operating conditions. At all times
care should he taken against "racing" the engine and a "change-up"
should be made well before the engine revolutions reach their peak.
GEAR CHANGING. (Transfer box in high gear).
To change up from second to third speed, continue in second gear, until about 15 m.p.h. (25 k.p.h.) is reached. Then depress the clutch pedal fully, at the same time releasing the accelerator, and move the gear lever towards third gear position. It will be found to dwell for a moment, due to the engagement of the synchro-mesh cones; do not force the lever, but maintain a light pressure on it, and at the correct moment it will slip into third gear, ensuring a silent .and easy change. Release the clutch pedal and continue with the acceleration.
Repeat these operations for changing from third to top gear at a speed of approximately 20-25 m.p.h. (35-40 k.p.h.).
Do not snatch or force the gear lever; if the engine speed has been judged correctly, the gear will engage quietly and smoothly.
STARTING THE VEHICLE ON
OF THE TRANSFER BOX.
The transfer box gives two ratios in the output from the main gearbox, termed "high" and "low," thus giving a total of eight forward and two reverse speeds in all. It is controlled by the lever to the right of the gearbox cover; this has three positions- right forward for high ratio, mid-way for neutral and right back for low ratio.
For normal usage and road work the lever should be in the high position and the foregoing instructions for gear changing apply to this condition.
"Low ratio is used...on heavy
ground and for heavy pulling"
Low ratio is used when the vehicle is to be operated on heavy ground and for heavy pulling. When low ratio is employed the same instructions for gear changing should be followed except that all the changes must be made at much lower vehicle speeds, i.e.,
First to second-within two
or three vehicle lengths of starting.
The neutral position mid-way between "high" and "low" is quite definite and is used with the power take-off pulley for stationary work the vehicle cannot be driven with this lever in neutral.
TRANSFER GEAR CHANGING.
Changing from LOW to HIGH transfer ratio may be accomplished at any time, regardless of vehicle speed. Release the accelerator pedal, depress the clutch pedal and push the transfer box lever right forward, pausing slightly in the neutral position; let in the clutch.
REVERSE STOP ADJUSTMENT.