PREPARATION FOR OPERATION
1. Remove grease from all machined unpainted surfaces.
2. Install fully charged batteries (WP 0045). Notify Field Maintenance.
3. Remove coverings from engine air intake, exhaust outlet, electrical components, fuel tank vent line, and
breathers on the crankcase and hydraulic reservoir.
4. Drain the old fuel from the fuel tank and fill with an approved diesel fuel (WP 0031). Notify Field Maintenance.
5. Check the cooling system for leaks, loose connections, and coolant level (WP 0013).
6. Service the engine as follows:
a. Drain the crankcase oil, change lubricating oil filters, and fill with the specified lubricating oil (WP 0018).
b. Prime the turbocharger. Notify Field Maintenance.
Before starting the engine, be sure the area is adequately ventilated to avoid danger from
exhaust gas. Do not accelerate the engine rapidly or operate it at high speed.
Do not place the loader under load until normal air pressure and temperature are reached.
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.
Start the engine and run at low idle a few minutes to allow thorough distribution of lubricating oil.
d. If the engine is misfiring or loss of power is evident the fuel filter is possibly clogged (WP 0031). Notify
SHIPMENT AND STORAGE
1. Refer to TB 740-97-2, Preservation of USAMECOM Mechanical Equipment for Shipment and Storage, for
procedures covering preservation of equipment for shipment and storage.
2. Refer to TM 740-90-1, Administrative Storage of Equipment, for instructions covering administrative storage of
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