Checking Unpacked Equipment
Inspect the equipment for damage incurred during shipment. If the equipment has been damaged, report the damage on SF
Form 364 (Record of Discrepancy).
Check the equipment against the packing slip to see if the shipment is complete. Report all discrepancies in accordance
with instructions on DA PAM 738-750.
Processing Unpacked Equipment
ASSEMBLY OF MISCELLANEOUS VEHICLE COMPONENTS
Attach the left and right fenders to the fender brackets with the hardware contained in the package stowed in the crew
Remove bolt from entry door on left side of vehicle and open all hatches and doors.
Remove components and support item boxes from interior of vehicle.
Remove tape and protective paper form seats and backrests.
Remove tape from all lamp lenses and vision blocks.
Remove screens and replace covers on all access openings on underside of hull.
Open components and support item boxes and inventory contents with packing list furnished with each container. Record
Install radio, periscopes, night viewer, and machine gun mount as required.
Remove sealing from battery vent plugs, add electrolyte, charge (refer to TM 9-6140-200-14).
Drain power takeoff lubricant to operating level.
Perform before-operation preventive maintenance checks and services (refer to TM 9-2350-256-10).
Check lubricant level in engine, transmission, and auxiliary power unit. Check DA Form 2258 (Depreservation Guide for
Vehicles and Equipment) to assure proper lubricant.
Perform complete lubrication in accordance with TM 9-2350-256-10 and WP 0097 00.
Check operation of all controls.
Start engine and check immediately for generator blower operation and for fuel and oil leaks.
Due to internal processing, engine may start hard, smoke excessively, and run erratically. However,
conditions should greatly improve after five minutes running time. Failure to obtain full engine power
will necessitate performing troubleshooting procedures to isolate and correct problem.
Repeat above step for the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).
Perform complete TM 9-2350-256-20 PMCS and road test as outlined in this manual. Record all equipment faults on DA
Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet).
VEHICLE ROAD TEST
Refer to TM 9-2350-256-10 for vehicle operating instructions. Road test long enough to make sufficient observations that
operation is normal (5 to 10 miles [8 to 16 km] ) for new, rebuilt, or overhauled vehicles. Observe instrument panel gages and
warning lights during road test. Do not travel at excessive speeds, accelerate rapidly, or in any way load the engine or power train
to capacity during break-in period. Stop at least every mile and observe external parts of vehicle. Check for loose parts, lubricant
leaks, and overheated hubs on roadwheels, support rollers, and compensating idler wheels.