Section VII. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
3-23. PRESERVATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Remove drain pipe cap and allow pump to drain.
Remove drain plug on fuel tank and allow tank to drain.
Replace fuel tank drain plug and pump drain plug.
Operate engine for about 3 minutes and then stop.
Drain the engine lube oil while the engine is still warm.
Fill engine with new lube oil.
Remove rubber plug on cylinder head and add about 5 drops of lube oil. Replace rubber plug.
Hold decompression lever down and slowly pull recoil starter rope 2 or 3 times (do not start en-
Pull decompression lever up.
Pull the recoil starter rope slowly, stop when it feels tight. This closes the intake and exhaust valves
and helps to prevent rust from forming.
3-24. ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a shortage
of maintenance effort exists. Items should be in mission readiness within 24 hours or within the time
factors as determined by the directing authority. During the storage period approximate maintenance
records will be kept.
Before placing equipment in administrative storage, current preventive maintenance checks and ser-
vices should be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and modification work
orders (MWOs) should be applied.
Storage site selection. Inside storage is preferred for items selected for administrative storage. If inside
storage is not available, trucks, vans, conex containers, or other containers may be used.