11. Refer to Page 10-4-3 and service the air cleaner.
18. Clean and dry the exterior painted surfaces of the
engine and spray with a suitable liquid automobile body
12. Apply a non-friction rust preventive compound to all
wax, a synthetic resin varnish or a rust preventive
exposed parts. If convenient, apply the rust preventive
compound to the engine flywheel. If not, disengage the
clutch mechanism to prevent the clutch disc from
19. Protect the engine with a good weather-resistant
sticking to the flywheel.
tarpaulin and store it under cover, preferably in a dry
building which can be heated during the winter months.
NOTE: Do not apply oil, grease or any
wax base compound to the flywheel.
Detroit Diesel Allison does not recommend the outdoor
The cast iron will absorb these
storage of engines (or transmission). Nevertheless,
substances which can "sweat" out
DDA recognizes that in some cases outdoor storage
during operation and cause the clutch to
may be unavoidable. If units must be kept out-off-
doors, follow the preparation and storage instructions
already given. Protect units with quality, weather-
13. Drain the engine cooling system.
resistant tarpaulins (or other suitable covers) arranged
to provide air circulation.
crankcase. Reinstall and tighten the drain plug.
NOTE: Do not use plastic sheeting for
15. Remove and clean the battery(s) and battery cables
outdoor storage. Plastic is fine for
with a baking soda solution and rinse them with fresh
indoor storage. When used outdoors.
water. Do not allow the soda solution to enter the
Add distilled water to the electrolyte, if
condense on the inside of the plastic to
necessary, and fully charge the battery. Store the
rust ferrous metal surfaces and pit
battery in a cool (never below 32 or 0 ) dry place.
aluminum surfaces. If a unit is stored
Keep the battery fully charged and check the level and
outside for any extended period of time,
the specific gravity of the electrolyte regularly.
severe corrosion damage can result.
16. Insert heavy paper strips between the pulleys and
The stored engine should be inspected periodically. If
belts to prevent sticking.
there are any indications of rust or corrosion, corrective
steps must be taken to prevent damage to the engine
17. Seal all engine openings, including the exhaust
parts. Perform a complete inspection at the end of one
outlet, with moisture resistant tape. Use cardboard,
year and apply additional treatment as required.
plywood or metal covers where practical.
PROCEDURE FOR RESTORING AN ENGINE TO SERVICE WHICH HAS BEEN IN EXTENDED STORAGE
1. Remove the covers and tape from all of the openings
of the engine, fuel tank and electrical equipment. Do
6. Fill the fuel tank with the fuel specified under Fuel
Specifications (Page 10-9-7).
2. Wash the exterior of the engine with fuel oil to
remove the rust preventive.
7. Close all of the drain cocks and fill the engine cooling
3. Remove the rust preventive from the flywheel.
system with clean soft water and a rust inhibitor. If the
engine is to be exposed to freezing temperatures, fill the
4. Remove the paper strips from between the pulleys
cooling system with a solution of water and an ethylene
and the belts.
8. Install and connect the battery.
from the crankcase. Reinstall the drain plug. Then refer
9. Service the air cleaner as outlined on Page 10-4-3.
crankcase to the proper level, using a pressure