MAINTENANCE AFTER FORDING
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
Maintenance After Fording
Tools and Special Tools
Lubricating oil (item 20, WP 0130 00)
WP 0130 00
WP 0101 00
WP 0053 00
WP 0111 00
Although the vehicle housings are sealed to prevent leakage, water may enter, especially during submersion. The
following services should be performed when the vehicle is exposed to partial or total submersion, especially in salt
1. Hull and Cab.
Drain and clean hull. Clean exposed surfaces and touch up with paint where necessary. Coat unpainted metal
parts with preservative lubricating oil.
2. Engine and Transmission.
Check the lubricant in the engine and transmission. If water or signs of water are present, have unit maintenance
drain and refill the assemblies with the correct lubricant. Refer to WP 0101 00.
Clean and lubricate all parts of the suspension as specified in WP 0101 00. Force lubricant generously into each
lubrication fitting to force out water.
Check the batteries electrolyte level to be sure that no water entered through the vent caps. This is important if
the vehicle was submerged in salt water. Notify unit maintenance to check specific gravity and service batteries.
5. Electrical Connections.
Check all electrical connections for corrosion. Notify unit maintenance to clean or repair electrical connectors.
6. Auxiliary Power Unit.
Check oil level for water. If water or signs of water are present, have unit maintenance drain and refill with correct
lubricant. Refer to WP 0101 00. Start APU (WP 0053 00), run under load until engine and generator assembly
are free from residual moisture in and around the unit.