RECOVERY VEHICLE, FULL TRACKED: MEDIUM, M88A1
SERVICE AFTER DEEP WATER FORDING
WP 0097 00
Boom raised (refer to TM 2350-256-10)
The following procedures should be performed as soon as possible after landing, or when tactical
Inspect for water entry.
Engine and transmission.
(1) Check lubricant in engine and transmission for evidence of water.
(2) If there is evidence that water has entered these units, flush and refill with correct lubricants as instructed in
WP 0097 00.
(3) Remove and clean engine oil filter as directed in WP 0097 00.
(4) Remove and clean transmission oil filter as directed in WP 0097 00.
Air cleaner intake assemblies.
(1) Check air cleaner intake assemblies for evidence of water.
(2) If water is found, clean air cleaner intake assemblies.
(1) Check quantity of battery electrolyte.
(2) Check specific gravity of battery electrolyte (refer to TM 9-6140-200-14).
(3) Service batteries, as necessary, if water has entered them.
Empty gun of any accumulated water. Clean, dry, and apply prescribed lubricant to all exposed, unpainted surfaces.
If fording was conducted in salt water, remove all traces of salt water deposits from parts of gun.
Wash and clean.
While washing vehicle, do not permit water to enter opening of engine exhaust and air intake pipes.
If vehicle was forded in salt water, wash vehicle thoroughly in clean water.
Clean out hull. Touch up all parts with paint where necessary.