ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING - ENGINE OVERHEATS
DO NOT service cooling system unless engine has cooled. This is a pressurized cooling
system and escaping steam or hot coolant will cause serious burns.
DO NOT remove cooling system radiator cap when engine is hot. Allow engine to cool
down. Loosen cap to first stop and let any pressure out of cooling system, then remove cap.
Wear effective eye, hand, and skin protection when handling coolants.
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury to personnel.
Check coolant level (TM 5-3805-
Add coolant (TM 5-3805-292-
Pressure test cooling system to
Repair any leaks.
check for leaks.
Check radiator fins for dirt,
debris, and/or damage.
Particles blown by compressed air are hazardous. DO NOT exceed
15 psi (103 kPa) nozzle pressure when drying parts with compressed
air. Use a maximum of 30 psi (207 kPa) when cleaning components.
DO NOT direct compressed air against human skin. Make sure air
stream is directed away from user and other personnel in the area. To
prevent injury, user must wear protective goggles or face shield.
Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel.
Blow out radiator with
Visually inspect cooling system
for collapsed hoses and/or other
0100) or repair restrictions.