SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE AND DEMOLITION TO
PREVENT ENEMY USE
Section I. SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
4-1. Preparation of Equipment for Shipment
General. Detailed instructions for the preparation of the power unit for domestic shipment are outlined within this
paragraph. Preservation will be accomplished in sequence that will not require the operation of previously preserved
Inspection. The power unit will be inspected for any unusual conditions such as damage, rusting, accumulation
of water and pilferage. Inspection of the individual components and assemblies will be as outlined on the "Preventive
Maintenance Service Quarterly" in this manual.
Cleaning and Drying. All contamination shall be removed from the power unit by an approved method/ Approved
methods of cleaning and drying are described in TM 38-230.
Painting. Paint all surfaces where the paint has been removed or damaged. Refer to TM 9-213 for detail
cleaning and painting instructions.
Depreservation Guide. Record depreservation instructions on DA Form 2258 (Preservation and Depreservation
Guide for Vehicles and Equipment).
Lubrication System. Lubricate the item in accordance with the current lubrication order. Make sure that the
crankcase is filled to the proper level. Operate the engine long enough to bring it up to its operating temperature and
insure complete lubrication of bearings, gears, etc. Leave the oil in the crankcase.
Sealing of Openings. Openings that will permit the direct entry of water into the interior of the engine, electric
motors, compressors, etc., shall be sealed with tape conforming to Specification PPP-T-60, Type IV.
Fuel Tank. Drain the fuel tank after engine preservation.
Exterior Surfaces. Coat exposed machined ferrous metal surfaces with Type P-6 preservative (CL) conforming
to specification MIL-C-11796 Class 3. If the preservative is not available, use Automotive and Artillery Grease (GAA) as
specified in the lubrication order.
Batteries and Cables. Disconnect cables and secure to battery support or carrier with tape conforming to
Specification PPP-T-60, Type IV.
Marking. Marking shall conform to MIL-STD-129.
4-2. Loading Equipment for Shipment
Use appropriate materials handling equipment of sufficient capacity to lift the power unit onto the carrier. Block and
anchor the unit to the carrier to assure that it will not move during transit.
4-3. Preparation of Equipment for Storage
Detailed instructions for preparation of the power unit for limited storage are provided in paragraph 4-1. Refer to
Every effort should be made to provide covered storage for the power unit. If this is impossible, select a firm,
level, well drained storage location protected from prevailing winds. Position the power unit on heavy planking, cover
with tarpaulin or other suitable water-proof material. Secure in a manner that will