HYDRAULIC OIL SAMPLING
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Engine running (TM 5-3895-379-10)
Drums chocked (TM 5-3895-379-10)
Left-side door assembly opened (TM 5-3895-379-
TM 5-3895-379-23P, Figure 122
Prolonged contact with lubricating oil, MIL-L-2105, may cause skin rash. Skin and clothing that come
in contact with lubricating oil should be thoroughly washed immediately. Saturated clothing should be
removed immediately. Areas in which lubricating oil is used should be well ventilated to keep fumes to
Oil is very slippery. Immediately wipe up any spills. Failure to follow this warning may cause
There is no clearance for personnel between frame and yoke when roller turns. Injury or death from
crushing could occur.
Steering frame must be locked before lifting, transporting, or servicing roller in articulation area with
engine running. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or death.
Unlock steering frame before operation. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or death.
When working on a running engine, provide shielding for exposed rotating parts. Tools, clothing or
hands can get caught and cause injury.
Sample hydraulic oil with oil warm, not HOT, to allow for draining of waste particles that are suspended in
oil. As oil cools, suspended particles settle on the bottom of the hydraulic reservoir and cannot be removed
by draining oil. Failure to follow this recommendation procedure can result in disproportionate sample col-
Refer to DA Pam 738-750 for sampling requirements.
Use container to catch any hydraulic oil that may drain from system. Dispose of oil IAW local policy
and ordinances. Ensure all spills are cleaned up.