Section 2 Safety

Section 2
Safety

The service procedures recommended by Detroit Diesel Corporation and described in this Technicians Guide are effective methods of performing service and repairs. Some of these procedures require the use of tools specially designed for this purpose.‪

Accordingly, anyone who intends to use a replacement part, service procedure or tool which is not recommended by Detroit Diesel Corporation must first determine that neither their safety nor the safe operation of the engine will be jeopardized by the replacement part, service procedure or tool selected.‪

This Technician’s Guide contains various work procedures that must be carefully observed in order to reduce the risk of personal injury during service or repair or the possibility that improper service or repair may damage the engine or render it unsafe. It is also important to understand that these work procedures are not exhaustive, because it is impossible for Detroit Diesel Corporation to warn of all the possible hazardous consequences that might result from failure to follow these instructions.‪

A service technician can be severely injured if caught in the pulleys, belts or rotating parts of an engine that is accidentally started. To avoid personal injury, observe the following precautions before starting to work on the engine, no matter what task is being performed.‪

Disconnect the battery from the starting system by removing one or both of the battery cables (disconnect negative [ground] cable first). With the electrical circuit disrupted, accidental contact with the starter button will not produce an engine start.‪

2.1 General Safety Precautions to Observe When Working On the Engine


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