Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
4-29. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE
a. Operate engine for about three minutes and turn engine off.
b. Open oil drain cock and drain engine lube oil while engine is still warm.
Open pump drain cock and allow pump to drain.
d. Remove drain plug on fuel tank and allow tank to drain.
e. Replace fuel tank drain plug and pump drain plug.
Close oil drain cock and fill engine with new lube oil.
g. Remove rubber plug on cylinder head and add about 5 drops of lube oil. Replace rubber plug.
h. Hold decompression lever down and slowly pull recoil starter rope two or three times (do not
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.
4-30. ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
a. Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a
shortage of maintenance effort exists. Items should be mission-ready within 24 hours, or within
the time factors as determined by the directing authority. During the storage period,
appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
b. Before placing the equipment in administrative storage, current PMCS should be completed,
shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and Modification Work Orders should be
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