LEVEL A PREPARATION CONTINUED
As an alternate, it is preferred that the EPDS detail a fogging procedure that will
accomplish this preservation because of the environmental impact of using large
quantities of preservative oil and the amount of industrial waste that this generates.
Process tankers with a single tank compartment as specified above, except pump preservative oil
through servicing system and into recovery container.
21. Fuel Tanker Body and Equipment.
a. Coat with preservative oil of MIL-PRF-21260, Type I, Grade PE 10-1 (WP 0029, Item 18) all interior
surfaces of fuel compartments, including unpainted surfaces of underside of hatches, except
stainless steel, aluminum, and tanks with epoxy-based enamel or fuel resistant lacquer.
b. Close all openings of tank.
Secure red warning tag bearing the following information "BEFORE PLACING IN USE, FLUSH COM-
PARTMENT AND FUEL SERVICING SYSTEM WITH SAME FUEL WITH WHICH VEHICLE IS TO
BE FUELED, AND DRAIN TO MAXIMUM EXTENT" to the gravity gate valve.
d. Coat rubber seals of hatches with A-A-59303 (WP 0029, Item 31) then close and secure hatches.
accordance with MIL-PRF-16173, Grade 4 (WP 0029, Item 6).
Secure equipment compartment drains in open position.
g. Identify and secure keys to machine stowage cabinet in conspicuous location adjacent to engine
instruments inside stowage cabinet.
22. Hardtop Cab.
a. Remove inspection access plates.
b. Coat all interior surfaces of doors, including inner surfaces of access plates, if unpainted, not
galvanized or otherwise corrosion protected (e.g., rustproofed), with MIL-PRF-16173, Grade 4
Dust rubber molding not directly exposed to the elements, wherein metal-to-molding or molding-to-
molding contact is involved, (e.g., around doors, windows, and vents) with talc conforming to A-A-
d. Open windows 0.50 in. (1.3 cm) and cab air vents for ventilation.
e. Preserve, package, pack, and stow removed items separate from the BII, IAW the individual
document specified for the machine.
Install screens where necessary.
g. Fill out DA Form 2258, verifying steps a through g.
23. Gears, Chains, and Drives.
a. Coat exposed gears, non-precision drive chains, sprockets, and adjusting mechanisms with
preservative MIL-PRF-16173, Grade 4 (WP 0029, Item 6).
b. Coat exposed precision drive chains with preservative oil MIL-PRF-32033 (WP 0029, Item 19) to
ensure penetration to inner surfaces of rollers, pins, and bushings.