Sealing taping materials.
Apply waterproof tape (Appx. D, item 41 or 42) around transmission oil filler neck and large open
areas where required.
Fording sealer (Appx. D, item 43) is used as a sealing compound around exterior stowage
compartment and personnel doors, main winch cable openings, around nose piece, and all
mounting surfaces of vehicle and fording components.
Electrical insulating (Appx. D, item 23) and sealing compound (Appx. D, item 43) are used to seal
battery terminals, APU generator terminals, main engine generator terminals, and any other
electrical connections exposed to water.
Personnel must stay clear of engine and APU exhaust areas during and
immediately after engine operations. Contact with these areas can cause
severe burns. Smoke generator toxic fumes should not be inhaled. Clear area
of all personnel and keep vehicle downwind of installation during test.
Check deepest point of fording area. Maximum depth should not be more than
8.5 ft (2.59 m) including wave height.
Engine operation. Start engine and check its operation (see para. 2-10b and 2-10c). Ensure it runs
smoothly and is in top shape.
If engine stalls while fording, restart immediately using normal starting procedures
(see para. 2-10b). If engine does not start, vehicle must be towed out.
Driving vehicle while fording. Open at least one top hatch. Ensure everything is secure on vehicle
before entering water. Shift into 1st gear and enter water slowly to avoid forming a bow wave. Keep
engine above 950 rpm to avoid stalling. Keep speed at 3 to 4 mph (4.8 to 6.4 km/h), using brake if
necessary. Operate bilge pump when it becomes covered by water. Lift access door (see para. 2-6)
and turn on winch light (on accessories panel) to help see bilge pump.