c. While vehicle is in storage, perform the following tasks monthly:
If engine is run every 30 days or less, use lubricating oil OE/HDO (Item 44, Appendix C). If engine is not run
every 30 days or less, use preservative lubricating oil (Item 46, Appendix C) and change oil filter (Para 4-4) or
warranty will not be maintained (refer to TM 5-2420-230-14).
Conduct visual inspection of vehicle. Check for oil leaks, lubricant levels, coolant level, and tire pressures. Correct
Ensure parking brake is ON, shift transmission to N (Neutral), start engine, and idle for 10 minutes. After
10 minutes of engine idle, operate engine for 5 min. at 1,500 rpm or until engine coolant temperature reaches
180 F (82 C). Shift transmission slowly through all gear selector positions. Return transmission to N (Neutral).
Move vehicle 30 ft. (9 m) in F (Forward) and R (Reverse).
Idle engine 10 min. before shutdown.
Check grease coating on all chromium-plated and unpainted surfaces. If grease was wiped from chromium-plated
or unpainted surfaces when vehicle was moved, recoat these surfaces with grease (Item 30, Appendix C).
Remove batteries from vehicle (Para 12-6) and keep fully charged (TM 9-6140-200-14).
d. While vehicle is in storage, perform the following tasks quarterly:
Perform all monthly tasks.
Drive vehicle at least a quarter mile (0.5 km). While driving, shift transmission through all gear ranges.
e. While vehicle is in storage, perform the following tasks yearly:
Perform all quarterly tasks.
Clean exterior and interior of cab, engine, and undercarriage. Wash any oil and grease from tires.
Clean batteries and battery cables with sodium bicarbonate solution (Item 57, Appendix C) and rinse with fresh
water. Keep batteries fully charged and clean (TM 9-6140-200-14).
Completely lubricate chassis and all ancillary equipment in accordance with TM 5-2420-230-10.