If possible, store vehicles close together, out of direct sunlight, and away from electrical or generating equipment.
Ensure tires are not resting on surface containing grease or oil. Failure to comply may result in tire damage.
Park vehicle to allow access for inspection, maintenance, and exercising.
b. Short-Term Storage Preparation.
· If the vehicle is to be placed into short-term storage, park it inside a building when possible and a
place on suitable safety stands to prevent tire sidewall damage. If a building is not available, park
vehicle in a dry area on suitable planks and cover with a sealed waterproof covering.
· To prevent seals and gaskets in the power train and hydraulic systems from failing it is
recommended that every 6 months the vehicle are taken out of storage and started up and driven
until the engines and transmissions reach normal operating temperature and both hydraulic systems
If possible, elevate vehicle on suitable safety stands with tires free turning to prevent sidewall damage.
Prepare suspension as per tie-down procedures by turning MODE CONTROL switch to C130/LIMP position.
After all air is expelled from air bags, turn off isolator valve at each air bag.
Touch up any paint areas where the paint has exposed bare metal (TM 43-0209).
Drain fuel tank (Para 7-7). Add approximately 2 gal. (8 L) of diesel flushing oil (Item 41, Appendix C) to fuel tank
and run engine until exhaust smoke is blue-white in color. Drain remaining diesel flushing oil from tank.
Drain cooling system and leave drain valve open. Loosen radiator cap (Para 9-4).
Steps (6) through (9) only need to be performed if the vehicle has been in service for over 100 hours.
New vehicles will not require draining.
Drain and refill engine with new oil and replace oil filter (Para 4-4).
Drain and refill transmission with new oil and replace transmission filters (Para 4-5).
Drain and refill hydraulic reservoir and replace filter (Para 10-9).
Drain and refill power steering system and replace filter (Para 5-5).
(10) Relieve hydraulic pressure from hydraulic system (Para 10-5).
(12) Remove batteries from vehicle (Para 12-6) and keep fully charged (TM 9-6140-200-14).