Check the fluid levels of the engine oil and power
steering system daily. Fill oil or steering fluid as re-
quired by the indications on the dip sticks. Refer to
the Table 1: “SAE Viscosity Chart - Gas” and your
engine manual included in the owner’s packet. DO
Twin Lever -
Twin Lever -
w/ Black Buttons)
(w/ Red Buttons)
Diesel engines use a Series IIID oil, SAE15W/40.
Refer to your diesel engine owner’s manual for fur-
The hydraulic steering uses a fluid which meets Mil
H5606 specifications. Please note that automatic
transmission fluid (Dexron II) may be used in an
emergency. Never use brake fluid. Check the fluid
level of the transmission as often as practical.
378V Helm Station
For gasoline engines, turn key switch to STARTpo-
sition and hold until engine starts. DO NOT hold in
START position for more than ten seconds.
IF THE LOWEST
SAE VISCOSITY OILS
2b. For diesel engines, you must first turn the ignition
key to the ON position and wait 30 seconds, allow-
ing preheaters to activate. After 30 seconds, turn
key switch to START position and hold until engine
starts. DO NOT hold in START position for more
than ten seconds.
C) and above
0 F (-18 C) to 32 F (0 C)
O O O O
Below 0 F (-18 C)
*Temperature range you expect to operate.
Note: Use only single viscosity oils .
If engine floods:
The shifter levers remain in the neutral detent posi-
tion. Move throttle levers to full throttle position.
Table 1: SAE Viscosity Chart - Gas
Start and operate the bilge blower system for at least
four (4) minutes before start-up.
Turn key switch to the START position.
Immediately move the throttle levers to the idle posi-
tion when the engine starts.
B. Cold Engine Start (EFI Engines)
Move the twin lever shifter to the neutral detent po-
sition. Place the twin lever throttle levers in the idle
position. See Figure A1. When in the neutral de-
tent, the detent buttons will click into place. To
move the levers to the desired positions after start-
ing you simply push or pull the shifter and throttle
levers. The buttons are color coded. Black buttons
represent the shifter and red buttons represent the
Failure to move the throttle handle to the idle
position immediately when engine starts will al-
When starting engine for the first time after
off-season storage, always idle engine for
one minute to allow the water pump to
As soon as engine starts:
a. Release key to the ON or RUN position.
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
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