(h) Activate the starter switch (27) to the ON position.
(i) Vary the starter voltage adjuster (24) for an approximate
voltage of 4.0 volts.
The maximum current draw should be 400 amperes.
The minimum torque should be 22 pounds per foot.
b. Waterproof test. The waterproof test is performed by piping air into
the frame of the starter. The starter is then submerged in water. Air bubbles
from the starter indicate bad seals.
(1) In figure 7, at the bottom of the frame next to the intermediate
housing, there is a 1/8-inch pipe plug that must be removed.
(2) To connect the air line a fitting is installed into the plug hole.
(3) The starter is submerged in clean water up to the pinion housing and
clutch assembly area. Do not allow water to enter the pinion housing or clutch
(4) Apply air pressure slowly and watch the water for air bubbles.
Increase the air pressure to 6 PSI and allow the starter to remain submerged for a
period of 1 minute.
(5) No leaks should be indicated.
If leaks appear, the preformed
packing and gaskets must be replaced.
OS 010, 6-P28