Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
Tips for starting
► Do not operate the starter motor continuously longer than 10 seconds; doing so could run down the battery. If the engine does not start, turn the ignition switch back to “LOCK”, wait a few seconds, and then try again.
Trying repeatedly with the starter motor still turning will damage the starter mechanism.
► After starting the engine in cold weather, drive in a way that keeps the engine speed low for the first few minutes or the bar graph of the engine coolant temperature display starts to move. Otherwise the engine operation may not rev smoothly and the vehicle could jerk or surge while driving.
A longer warm up period will only consume extra fuel.
► [For vehicles equipped with Twin Clutch SST] The following may occur after the engine is started, but they do not indicate an abnormality.
• You may hear operational sounds of the Twin Clutch SST and you may feel vibration in the vehicle body.
• If you shift the gearshift lever into the “N” (NEUTRAL) position and depress the accelerator pedal, increases in the engine speed will be limited.
► [Diesel-powered vehicles] While the vehicle is stationary with the clutch pedal fully depressed, the engine revolutions do not rise to over 3,000 rpm in order to protect the engine even if the accelerator pedal is depressed.
► Never run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area any longer than is needed to move your vehicle in or out of the area. Carbon monoxide gases are odourless and can be fatal.
► Never attempt to start the engine by pushing or pulling the vehicle.
► Do not run the engine at high rpm or drive the vehicle at high speed until the engine has had a chance to warm up.
► Release the ignition key as soon as the engine starts to avoid damaging the starter motor.