Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
Commanders are responsible for insuring that all material issued or assigned to their command is maintained in a
serviceable condition, properly cared for, and that personnel under their command comply with technical instructions.
Lack of time, lack of trained personnel or lack of proper tools may result in a unit being incapable of performing
maintenance for which it is responsible. In such cases, unit commanders, with approval of major commanders, may
place material that is beyond the maintenance capability of the unit in administrative storage or return it to supply
agencies. When preparing the vehicle for administrative storage, the unit commander will be responsible for
processing the material, including all tools and equipment, in such a manner as to protect it against corrosion,
deterioration and physical damage during shipment or periods of administrative storage.
4-180. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS.
a. Short Term Storage. No special provisions are required for short term storage of the vehicle. The unit should
be started and operated at intervals no greater than 90 days.
b. Long Term Storage. To prepare the unit for long term storage:
(1) Lubricate all fittings and oil can points according to Lubrication Chart (Figure 3-1).
(2) Perform all PMCS procedures according to Tables 2-2 and 4-2.
(3) Prepare fuel tank for long term storage:
(b) Fog inside of fuel tank with preservative oil (item 40, appendix E).
(c) Coat threaded surfaces of fuel tank drain plug with preservative oil (item 40, appendix E).
(d) Remove fuel filler cap.
(e) Coat inside fuel cap components with preservative oil (item 40, appendix E).
Cover fuel cap and internal components with barrier material (item 27, appendix E) and secure it with
(g) Secure fuel cap to vehicle.
(4) Prepare fuel system for long term storage.
(a) Disconnect fuel supply line from fuel sediment bowl.
A two compartment portable container with a three position valve is required when preserving vehicle
fuel system for long term storage. The container is needed to supply fuel and preservative oil to the
engine during preservation procedures. One side of container shall contain diesel fuel (item 29,
appendix E). The other side of the container shall contain P-9 preservative oil (item 44, appendix E).