2-4. ENGINE OIL SAMPLING
This Task Covers: Sampling
Tools and Special Tools
General Safety Instructions
Container (1 qt [0.9 1] minimum capacity)
If engine has recently been in operation, allow time for
cooling before performing procedure.
Avoid prolonged skin contact with oil.
Hood assembly opened
Work in a well-ventilated area.
Drum and wheels chocked
Do not drain engine oil while engine is hot. Severe injury to personnel my result.
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 rags.
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 crushing.
Unlock steering fame before operation to prevent loss of steering that my case 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 ad cause serious injury to personnel.
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 ad cannot be removed by draining the oil. Failure to follow this
recommendation procedure can result in disproportionate sample collection.
Refer to DA Pam 738-750 for sampling requirements.