Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual

Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles)
Starting and driving / Starting and stopping the engine / Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles)

[For vehicles equipped with keyless operation system]

For information on operations for vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system, refer to “Keyless operation system: Starting” on pages 1-17, 1-20.

[Except vehicles equipped with keyless operation system]

1. Insert the ignition key and fasten the seat belt.
2. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
3. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
4. Fully depress the clutch pedal.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles). ► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate Note

► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed (Clutch interlock).

5. Place the gearshift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles). 6. Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.

6. Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.

The diesel preheat indication lamp will first illuminate, and then after a short time go out, indicating that preheating is completed.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles). ► If the engine is cold, the diesel preheat indication lamp is on for a longer Note

► If the engine is cold, the diesel preheat indication lamp is on for a longer time.
► When the engine has not been started within about 5 seconds after the diesel preheat indication lamp went out, return the ignition key
to the “LOCK” position. Then, turn the key to the “ON” position to preheat the engine again.
► When the engine is warm, the diesel preheat indication lamp does not come on even if the ignition key is placed in the “ON” position.
Start the engine by turning the ignition key right to the “START” position.

7. Turn the ignition key to the “START” position without depressing the accelerator pedal, and release it when the engine starts.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles). ► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup. Note

► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup.

These will disappear as the engine warms up.

Using the MIVEC engine

The MIVEC engine automatically controls valve timing in accordance with driving conditions for maximum engine performance.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles). ► To protect the engine, the high-speed mode may not be selected while the engine Note

► To protect the engine, the high-speed mode may not be selected while the engine coolant temperature is low.


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