PREPARING VEHICLE FOR SHIPMENT OR STORAGE (Continued).
Change the oil filter (paragraph 4-9).
Fill engine with oil (paragraph 4-9).
Start the engine and run at idle speed for approximately 30 seconds.
Ensure batteries are fully charged before shipment and storage.
Remove batteries and store in a cool dry place 32 ° to 50° F (0° to 10° C) to minimize discharge.
Loosen tension on all drive belts (paragraph 4-62).
Coat unpainted surfaces of pulley grooves with primer (Appendix D, Item 41).
A warning tag bearing the information TENSION RELEASED ON ALL DRIVE BELTS, ADJUST
BEFORE USE shall be attached to the steering wheel.
Transmission, clutch and transfer case.
Fill transmission, master clutch reservoir, and transfer case to proper operating level and operate through all
ranges to assure lubricant coverage of all interior parts and surfaces (paragraph 4-9).
Lubricate door hinges, latches, and operating mechanisms.
Open windows 1/2 inch for ventilation.
Remove wiper blades (paragraph 4-103) and store inside cab compartment.
Remove mirrors (paragraph 4-129) and store inside cab compartment.
Thoroughly flush system and spray piping with preservative.
Remove hose reel nozzle and store inside rear compartment.
Block tires clear of ground and reduce tire pressure to approximately 25% (of normal operating pressure