PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT - CONTINUED
PREPARATION FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE - CONTINUED
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If machine has accumulated a very low amount of hours (250 hours or less) since its last scheduled lubrica-
tion service, do not drain and refill transmission and differential; skip step 7 and proceed to step 8.
Transmission and differential shall be filled to operating level with operational oil, as specified. Operate through all
ranges for a minimum of 1 minute at a sufficient speed to assure lubricant coverage of all internal parts and surfaces.
Transmissions shall be stored in neutral position. The soldier will annotate DA Form 2258 to indicate the grade and type
of oil used.
Preserve engine as follows:
CAU T I ON
If an engine is not used for prolonged periods, oil can run off the cylinder walls, piston rings, main bearings,
connecting rod bearings, crankshaft, gears, and other parts that normally get lubrication. This lack of
lubricant allows corrosion to start on the metal, especially in areas of high humidity (water content in the
First, clean engine of all dirt, rust, grease, and oil. Inspect exterior of engine and paint areas that have paint damage
Remove any dirt from air cleaner. Check all seals and gaskets and filter element for damage (WP 0030 00).
Drain and refill crankcase with Lubricating oil, engine, preservative (Item 22, WP 0233 00) and change oil filter(s)
(WP 0025 00). The soldier shall prepare a tag for each engine and attach it to or near to lube oil files; "THIS
OPERATION UNTIL THE FIRST REQUIRED OIL CHANGE-DO NOT DRAIN-CHECK OIL LEVEL-IF
LOW, FILL TO OPERATING LEVEL WITH OPERATION OIL." To insure continuous preservation qualities of
oil, oil shall be changed after 50 hours of operation.
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If the engine crankcase is full, drain enough engine oil to add the mixture.
Remove air filter element (WP 0030 00). Place emergency shutdown switch in OFF position (TM 5-3805-291-10)
and turn engine at cranking speed. Add a coating of Lubricating oil, engine, preservative (Item 22, WP 0233 00)
into air intake or turbocharger inlet. Install air filter element and completely enclose element with dark plastic
bags, sealing it with Tape, pressure sensitive adhesive (Item 45, WP 0233 00). Reinstall air filter covers. Put Tape,
pressure sensitive adhesive (Item 45, WP 0233 00) over all openings to seal oil vapors in engine.
Apply a coating of Lubricating oil, engine, preservative (Item 22, WP 0233 00) into exhaust openings. The mini-
mum application volume is 1.4 oz (40 ml). Seal exhaust pipe, including drain holes in muffler, with Tape, pressure
Replace both primary and secondary fuel filters (WP 0035 00 and WP 0036 00). Apply a spray of Lubricating oil,
engine, preservative (Item 22, WP 0233 00) to prevent rust in fuel tank. Add 2 oz (50 ml) of Biocide, fuel preser-
vative (Item 5, WP 0233 00) to fuel. Apply a small amount of oil to threads on fuel tank filler neck, and install cap
(TM 5-3805-291-10). Seal all openings to tank with Tape, pressure sensitive adhesive (Item 45, WP 0233 00), to
Remove fuel injectors (WP 0187 00) and apply 1 oz (30 ml) of Lubricating oil, engine, preservative (Item 22, WP
0233 00) into each cylinder. Rotate crankshaft by hand slowly; this will put oil on cylinder walls. Reinstall fuel