ENGINE OIL SAMPLING
This Task Covers: Sampling
Tools and Special Tools
General Safety Instructions
Container (1 qt [0.91] minimum capacity)
If engine has recently been in operation, allow
time for cooling before performing procedure.
Avoid prolonged skin contact with oil.
Right side door assembly opened
Work in a well-ventilated area.
Steering pin locked
Wheels and drum chocked
Do not drain engine oil while engine is hot. Severe injury to personnel may
Prolonged contact with lubricating oil, MIL-PRF-2104, may cause a 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 a minimum.
Oil is slippery and can cause falls. To avoid injury, wipe up all spilled oil with
There is no clearance for personnel between frame and yoke when Roller turns.
Severe injury or death from crushing could occur.
Steering frame must be locked before lifting, transporting, or servicing Roller
in articulation area with engine running to prevent serious injury or death from
Unlock steering frame before operation to prevent loss of steering that may
cause serious injury or death to personnel.
When working on a running engine, provide shielding for exposed rotating
parts. Tools, clothing, or hands can get caught and cause serious injury to
Sample engine oil with the 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 crankcase or oil pan and cannot be removed by draining the oil.
Failure to follow this recommendation procedure can result in disproportionate
Refer to DA Pam 738-750 for sampling requirements.