UNIT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL
Inspecting and Servicing the Equipment
General. When material is received by the using
DO NOT climb into tank unless Interior of tank
organization, it is the responsibility of the officer in charge
has been drained and purged and an
to determine whether the material has been properly
explosive meter check indicates that It is safe
prepared for service by the supplying organization and to
to do so. Adequate forced air ventilation or
be sure it is in condition to perform its function. Whenever
self-contained breathing apparatus must be
practical, the operator/crew will assist unit maintenance
used. Person entering tank must have an
attached lifeline. An observer must be
personnel in the performance of these services. Semites
stationed at the manhole opening so that
to be performed are listed below.
assistance may be summoned in the event of
an emergency. Failure to follow this warning
may result in serious injury or death to
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 Is toxic and
flammable. Always wear protective goggles
and gloves, and use only in a well-ventilated
Do not use abrasive powder, steel wool, or
area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and
other material that will scratch the inside
clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO
surfaces of the tank.
NOT use near open flame or excessive heat.
The solvent's flash point is 100F-138F
(b) Make sure another person is standing by
(38C-590C). If you become dizzy while
before you climb into the tank through the manhole to
using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh
inspect for cleanliness. All sediment and debris must be
air and medical help. If solvent contacts eyes,
immediately wash your eyes with water and
get medical aid.
(c) Remove all bands and anti-theft bolts
and nuts from the hose troughs and fire extinguishers.
Servicing. If exterior surfaces are coated with
rust-preventive compound, remove with dry cleaning
intake ports of the engine.
Reprocessing Record for Shipment, Storage and Issue of
(e) Place a suitable container under engine
Vehicles and Spare Engines" tag (DD Form 1397) and
fuel tank and remove drain plug. When engine fuel tank is
follow all directions carefully (para c).
empty, replace the drain plug and fll tank with the proper
grade of fuel.
(f) Check level
of oil (fig. 3-1 through 3-6)
in the crankcase. If low, add proper grade oil to bring it up
to the "Full" mark on the dipstick.
(g) Remove filters from the filter/separator
(para 4-83) and replace
gasket and access cover. Put about
(2) Depreservation following DD Form 1397:
200 gallons of the type of fuel to be hauled into the
semitrailer tank. Start the engine and pump fuel through
(a) Place containers under all drain valves.
the piping. Discharge about 60 gallons of fuel into
suitable containers through each hose reel (M969,
Open manhole cover to let the tank "air out". A
M969A1, M970, and M970A1). Discharge remaining fuel
centrifugal or similar type of air blower can be used to
through the 4-inch hose(s) into suitable containers. Stop
speed up the process. About one-half hour without a
engine. Open all drain valves and drain residual fuel into
blower or ten minutes with a blower will be adequate.
containers. Dispose of fuel in accordance with local SOP.