2-48. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT INTRODUCTION.
Instructions in this section apply to the vehicle to make it available for use upon receipt after shipment.
The storage instructions apply to vehicles being taken out of service for a period up to one year with exercise. If
vehicles are inactive for more than 1 year they will use extended storage procedures.
Refer to (AR 750-1) for administrative storage instructions.
Refer to (TB 9-2300-422-20) for security procedures.
Refer to (TM 38-450) for storage and maintenance of prepositioned material configures to unit sets
2-49. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT.
Perform all Unit Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS).
Correct all deficiencies noted during inspection if facilities are available. If repairs required are beyond
the scope of Unit Maintenance, refer the deficiencies to Direct or General Support Maintenance.
Instructions pertaining to Basic Issue Items (BII) and Components of End Items (COEI) storage locations
are covered in Appendix B and F of (TM 9-2320-364-10).
Remove rust and corrosion, and scrape any flaked and peeling paint. Dry all surfaces to be painted and
coated with preservatives. Refer to (TM 9-247), Materials Used for Cleaning, Preserving, Abrading, and
Cementing Ordnance Material and Related Materials including Chemicals.
Repaint surface, as required, to prevent against deterioration. Refer to (TM 43-0209) for painting
instructions for Field Use, Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicles.
2-50. STORAGE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
Before placing a vehicle in storage, perform the following tasks:
Clean the exterior, interior of cab, engine, and undercarriage. Wash any oil, grease, or mud from tires.
Conduct a visual inspection of the vehicle. Check lubricant levels and tire pressures (CTIS highway
setting). Correct any discrepancies.
Completely lubricate the chassis and all ancillary equipment in accordance with (Para 2-9 and
Check the coolant level. Test the coolant to ensure that the cooling system is protected against corrosion
and temperatures down to 30°F (34°C). Add antifreeze or corrosion inhibitors compatible with
ethylene glycol base antifreeze if cooling system is not adequately protected. (TB 750-651).
Ensure the fuel tank contains at least 20 gallons (75.7L) of treated fuel. The fuel should be treated with
Biobor J.F. (Item 24, Appendix C) (or equivalent). The addition of 3 teaspoons of Biobor to 20 gallons
of fuel will provide adequate protection against fungus growth. When storing a vehicle in freezing
conditions, the addition of 3 ounces (88.7 ml) of isoproply alcohol (Item 17, Appendix C) to 20 gallons
of diesel fuel will help prevent fuel line freeze up.
All fuel that is added to the vehicle during storage must be treated. While in storage, there must always
be at least 20 gallons (75.7L) of treated fuel in the vehicles fuel tank.