STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS - Continued
Perform BEFORE operation PMCS (TM 5-3895-379-10).
Ensure all fluid levels are correct (TM 5-3895-379-10).
Start engine (TM 5-3895-379-10). Allow engine to warm at idle speed for approximately 10 minutes.
Observe warning and indicator lights (TM 5-3895-379-10).
When engine is warm, throttle up roller to operating rpm (TM 5-3895-379-10).
Operate all roller controls (TM 5-3895-379-10). Steering, brakes, propulsion, vibratory, lights, and horn
systems must be operated. Stop roller movement often and restart. Operation should last a minimum of
Park roller (TM 5-3895-379-10). Repeat Step (a) through Step (d).
Long Term Storage (Greater Than 90 Days).
Perform a complete operational check. Operate propulsion, vibratory, and steering systems and water
spray (TM 5-3895-379-10).
If any system is found to be faulty, troubleshoot (Volume 1, WP 0004) and (Volume 1, WP 0005).
Thoroughly clean roller. Remove all grease, dirt, rocks, tar, and other foreign debris.
Visually inspect all metal components to locate areas to be repainted. Drum surfaces do not require
painting. Repaint as required (TM 43-0139).
With the exception of procedures involving fuel tank and engine crankcase, perform all Operator PMCS
(TM 5-3895-379-10) and Field Maintenance PMCS (Volume 1, WP 0071).
Drain fuel tank (Volume 1, WP 0124).
Spray inside of fuel tank with Lube Oil MIL-L-46002/0.
Coat threaded surface of fuel tank drain plug with Lube Oil, MIL-L-46002/0.
Remove and clean fuel filler cap.
Coat inside of fuel filler cap with Lube Oil, MIL-L-46002/0.
Install fuel tank drain plug and fuel filler cap.
A two compartment portable container with a three position valve is required when
preserving roller fuel system for long term storage. The container is needed to supply
fuel and preservative oil to engine during preservation procedures. One side of
container must contain diesel fuel and other side must contain Lube Oil,
Disconnect fuel line from fuel/water separator on the "in from fuel tank" side (Volume 1,
Connect fuel/preservative hose to fuel/water separator.
Disconnect fuel return hose from fuel filter (Volume 1, WP 0127) and place in container for
collecting fuel and preservative oil with a 55 gallon (200 liter) capacity.
(10) Open valve on fuel/preservative container to FUEL position.
(11) Start engine (TM 5-3895-379-10) and allow to operate at fast idle until engine is warm.
(12) Set throttle to run engine at 2100 rpm (TM 5-3895-379-10).