PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT - CONTINUED
PREPARATION FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE - CONTINUED
Remove starter (WP 0049 00) and spray a thin amount of Lubricating oil, engine preservative (Item 22, WP 0227
00) on flywheel, ring gear teeth, and starter pinion. Install starter to keep in oil vapors.
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Install all covers and make sure that tape has been installed over all openings: air intake, exhaust, flywheel
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).
Remove serpentine belt (WP 0048 00) after completing engine preservation. Coat unpainted surfaces of pulley grooves
with a Primer coating (Item 34, WP 0233 00). Tag machine indicating "BELT REMOVED, INSTALL PRIOR TO
STARTING ENGINE" and attach annotated DA Form 2258.
Ensure battery disconnect switch is in OFF position (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Remove batteries (WP 0096 00) and tape all battery cable ends with Tape, pressure sensitive adhesive (Item 45, WP
0233 00). Clean batteries, clamps, supports, retainers, and battery box using acid swabbing brush and a solution of 1/2 lb
(0.23 kg) of Sodium bicarbonate, technical (Item 39, WP 0233 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,
Completely drain fuel tank (WP 0033 00) and fill or fog tank with Lubricating oil, engine (Item 21, WP 0233 00). Coat
filler cap and drain plug with same oil and reinstall.
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 60 psi (414 kPa) for front and 40 psi (275 kPa) for rear with dry air (TM 5-3805-291-10). 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 60 psi (414 kPa) for front and 40 psi (275 kPa) for rear with dry air (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Remove blocking from under axles.
Remove tape from battery cable ends and install batteries fully charged (WP 0096 00).
Fill hydraulic systems to operating level (TM 5-3805-291-10). Remove barrier material, tape, and tags from cylinders.
Fill fuel tank with Diesel fuel, DF-1 (Item 10, WP 0233 00); Fuel oil, diesel, DF-2 (Item 11, WP 0233 00); or Fuel, tur-
bine, aviation (Item 12, WP 0233 00) (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Check oil and hydraulic fluid levels in engine crankcase, transmission, and hydraulic reservoir (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Check oil level in front and rear axles (WP 0111 00).
Check coolant level in radiator (TM 5-3805-291-10).