PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT - CONTINUED
PREPARATION FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE - CONTINUED
Remove starter (WP 0048 00) and spray a thin amount of VCI oil mixture [50% Volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI)
teeth, and starter pinion. Install starter to keep in VCI vapors.
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Install all covers and make sure that tape has been installed over all openings: air intake, exhaust, fly-
wheel housing, crankcase breather, dipstick tubes, etc.
Attach a tag to engine with a notation of date machine was preserved, saying "THIS CRANKCASE IS FILLED
TO OPERATING LEVEL WITH PRESERVATIVE LUBRICATING OIL GOOD FOR OPERATION UNTIL
THE FIRST REQUIRED OIL CHANGE - DO NOT DRAIN - CHECK OIL LEVEL - IF LOW, FILL TO OPER-
ATING LEVEL WITH OPERATIONAL OIL".
Inspect outside of engine every two or three months for corrosion. If engine shows signs of corrosion on outside at
check period, repeat this procedure.
Check engine coolant to ensure coolant has correct mixture for expected temperatures (TB 750-651).
Release belt tension on all belts after completing engine preservation. Coat unpainted surfaces of pulley grooves with a
Primer coating (Item 40, WP 0206 00). Tag machine indicating "BELT TENSIONS RELIEVED, ADJUST PRIOR TO
STARTING ENGINE" and attach annotated DA Form 2258.
Remove batteries (WP 0077 00) and tape all battery cable ends with Tape, pressure sensitive adhesive (Item 56, WP
0206 00). Clean batteries, clamps, supports, retainers, and battery box using a Brush, acid swabbing (Item 16, WP 0205
00) and a solution of 1/2 lb (0.23 kg) of Sodium bicarbonate, technical (Item 50, WP 0206 00) to 1 gal. (3.8 L) of water.
Flush with clean water and dry (TM 9-6140-200-14). Store batteries where they can be checked periodically and
recharged. Discharged batteries will be damaged if they are stored in below freezing temperatures. Secure battery cables
to battery box with Strap, tiedown, electrical (Item 53, WP 0206 00).
Completely drain fuel tank (WP 0035 00), remove filler cap and drain plug, and coat with Lubricating oil, engine (Item
Place blocking under axles to remove weight from tires.
Fill in Form DD 1397, Vehicles and Spare Engines, Processing and Deprocessing Record for Shipment, Storage and
Issue of, completely and attach to a conspicuous part of machine.
Inflate tires to 36 psi (248 kPa) for front and 25 psi (172 kPa) for rear with dry air (TM 5-3805-290-10). Dry nitrogen
may be considered for long-term outside storage. Annotate air pressure and/or if nitrogen was used on DA Form 2258.
PREPARATION FOR RETURN TO SERVICE FROM LONG-TERM STORAGE
Inflate tires to 36 psi (248 kPa) for front and 25 psi (172 kPa) for rear with dry air (TM 5-3805-290-10).
Remove blocking from under axles.
Remove tape from battery cable ends and install batteries fully charged (WP 0077 00).
Fill hydraulic systems to operating level (TM 5-3805-290-10). Remove barrier material, tape, and tags from cylinders.
Fill fuel tank with Diesel fuel, DF-1 (Item 16, WP 0206 00); Fuel oil, diesel, DF-2 (Item 18, WP 0206 00); or Fuel, tur-
Check oil and hydraulic fluid levels in engine crankcase, transmission, and hydraulic reservoir (TM 5-3805-290-10).
Check oil level in front and rear axles (WP 0091 00)