Add 2 teaspoons of Shell VPI crystals (Item 37, Appendix C) in the fuel tank.
(10) Engine long-term storage:
Remove intake and exhaust manifolds and spray preservative oil (Item 41, Appendix C) into intake and
exhaust ports in cylinder head and manifold.
Remove rocker covers and spray rocker levers, valve stems, springs valve guides, crossheads and pushrods
with preservative oil (Item 41, Appendix C) and replace rocker covers.
Seal off turbocharger inlet and outlet connections and all other openings with moisture-resistant tape
(Item 64, Appendix C) to prevent dirt and/or moisture from entering engine.
Place warning tags on ignition and electrical master switches that clearly state:
· Do not bar crankshaft.
· Coolant has been removed.
· Date of treatment.
(12) Battery long-term storage (more than 30 days with no charging): Remove batteries from vehicle (Para 12-6) and
keep fully charged (TM 9-6140-200-14).
g. When removing vehicle from storage, perform the following tasks:
Conduct a visual inspection of vehicle and remove moisture-proof tape from engine, transmission, and fuel
system. Check lubricant levels and tire pressures. Correct any discrepancies.
Flush entire fuel system with clean JP-8 (Item 69, Appendix C), replace fuel filters, refill fuel tank, prime and
Fill cooling system (Para 9-4) and free spin cooling fan.
Start engine, allow air pressure to build up before raising RPM to 1200 gradually, run until normal operating
temperature is reached.
Perform electrical function test, including air conditioner function test.
(10) Place suspension to road mode.