4-7. AFTER-FORDING MAINTENANCE.
If tactical situation permits, stop in shallow water and open drain valves (see para. 2-1g(2)) to allow water to enter
Attach hose and nozzle assembly (supplied with kit) to bilge pump outlet. Operate bilge pump to hose down
vehicle. Wash off sand, mud, and salt water. Operate main engine and auxiliary power unit to get out any
moisture which might have seeped in during fording.
Turn off bilge pump when finished and move to dry land to drain hull. Close drain valves.
Drain all water out of stowage compartments and hoses.
If you intend to continue fording, check all fording components for good sealing
Remove all sealer, tape, and deep water fording kit components. Reinstall all items removed before fording.
Lubrication and Painting. Lubricate vehicle in accordance with Appendix F immediately after fording. Paint all
chipped or exposed surfaces in accordance with TM 43-0139 and FM 5-20.
See table 3-1 for malfunction, cause, and corrective action to be taken if bilge pump fails to operate properly.