Fill the fuel tank at the end of each day of operation to drive out moisture laden air and to prevent condensation.
Drain water and sediment from the tank at the start of each shift or after the tank has been filled and allowed to stand 5 to
10 minutes. Drain moisture and sediment from the tank as required by prevailing conditions.
Drain water and sediment from the main fuel storage tank weekly, also before the tank is refilled. This will help prevent
water and sediment from being pumped into the machine fuel tank.
After changing fuel filters, always bleed the fuel system.
When jump starting this unit you should always use the emergency starting receptacle unless circumstances absolutely
will not permit this method of starting.
When using an external electrical source to start the machine, turn the disconnect switch off and remove the key before
attaching the cable to the emergency starting receptacle. The emergency starting receptacle is provided on the side of the
unit for use with other Army vehicles equipped with this feature.
When using jumper cables be sure to connect in parallel: POSITIVE (+) TO POSITIVE (+) AND NEGATIVE (-) to
Make-up hydraulic fluid must mix with the fluid in the tank. Use only military recommended products.
Water or air from a malfunction in the hydraulic system will cause pump failure. Small air pockets caused by air breaking
into the system do not create a problem because the system is self-purging.
If the hydraulic oil is cloudy, water or air is entering the system. Drain and refill the hydraulic tank. Operate all hydraulic
system components several times. Drain and refill the hydraulic tank. Tighten hydraulic suction hose clamps and flanges.
Scheduled Oil Sampling
Use scheduled oil sampling or monitor machine condition and maintenance requirements.
Each sample should be taken when the oil is hot and well mixed. This will ensure that the sample is representative of the
oil in the compartment.
Use military guidance and assistance in establishing a scheduled oil sampling program for your equipment.
Wipe all fittings, caps and plugs before servicing.
Drain moisture and sediment from the air reservoirs at the beginning of each day of operation.