SECTION II: SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
Open components and support item boxes and inventory contents with packing list furnished with each
container. Record missing items.
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).
b. Pre-Operational Checkout
Drain power takeoff lubricant to operating level.
Perform before-operation preventive maintenance checks and services (refer to TM 9-2350-256-10).
3 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 Appendix J.
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).
c. 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.
d. After Road Test
Upon completion of road test, perform TM 9-2350-256-10 PMCS
Main engine, transmission, auxiliary power unit engine, power takeoff, winch gearcases, and
hydraulic reservoir will not be drained unless expected temperatures require drain and fill with
different viscosity oil. Refer to TM 9-2350-256-10 and Appendix J for detailed instructions. The
preservative oil in the transmission is good for 100 miles (102 km) and should not be drained during