Refer to FM 9-207 for general information on extreme cold weather maintenance
EXTREME HOT WEATHER MAINTENANCE
Refer to TB 43-0239 for specific desert maintenance instructions.
b. Corrosion. In hot, damp climates, corrosive action will occur on all parts
of the materiel ;and will be accelerated during rainy seasons. Evidence will appear
in the form of rust, paint blisters, mildew, mold and fungus growth.
Protective Action. Remove the corrosion from exterior metal surfaces with
abrasive paper or cloth and apply a protective coating of paint, or touch up
existing paint. Keep a film of preservative oil on unfinished exposed metal
surfaces. Cables and terminals should be protected by spraying with ignition
MAINTENANCE AFTER FORDING
a. .eneral. Although materiel unit housings are sealed to prevent the free flow
of water into the housings, it must be realized that due to the necessary design of
these assemblies, some water may enter, especially during submersion. The following
services should be accomplished on all materiel which has been exposed to some depth
of water or completely submerged, especially in salt water. Precautions should be
taken as soon as practicable to halt deterioration and avoid damage before the
materiel is driven extensively in regular service.
b. Lubricate. Clean and lubricate all parts as specified on the lubrication
chart. Remove wheels; clean and repack bearings. Make sure that lubricant is
generously forced into each lubrication fitting to force out any water present.
c. Electrical Connections. Check all electrical connections for corrosion.
d. Paint. clean all exposed painted surfaces and touch up paint where
necessary. Coat unpainted metal parts with preservative oil.
e. Aluminum or Magnesium Parts. If vehicle remains in salt water for any
appreciable length of time, aluminum or magnesium parts which were exposed to water
will probably be unfit for further use and must be replaced.
MAINTENANCE AFTER OPERATION UNUSUAL TERRAIN
a. Mud . Thorough cleaning and lubrication of all parts affected must be
accomplished as soon as pssible after operation in mud, particularly when a sea of
liquid mud has been traversed. Clean all suspension components and lubricate as
specified on the lubrication chart. Repack wheel bearings, if necessary.
b. --and or Dust.
completely to force out lubricants contaminated by sand or dust.