3. Fill one portable container with regular diesel fuel and
proper, the Detroit Diesel engine and the Cummins
a second container with preservative oil (Daubert
Chemical Co., Nox-Rust No. 518, or equal Daubert
Chemical Co., 2000 Spring Rd., Oakville, II.).
MACHINE PREPARATION. To prepare the machine
4. Insert both the fuel supply line and the injector drain
proper for long term storage (periods in excess of 30
line into the container of diesel fuel and start the engine.
days), proceed as follows:
5. When the engine is running smoothly at idle, switch
1. Clean the entire machine thoroughly.
oil. Operate the engine for five to ten minutes on the
2. Inspect for loose or missing attaching hardware
throughout the machine.
Tighten or replace as
6. Stop the engine and reconnect the fuel lines to the
3. Inspect all painted surfaces for rust, bare metal,
7. Drain the engine crankcase, fuel filters and the carrier
chipping, or other defects. Prepare, prime and repaint as
fuel tank. Reinstall the drain plugs.
8. New oil may be added to the crankcase, or the
4. Liberally lubricate all points equipped with grease
crankcase may remain empty for the duration of storage.
If it is left empty, appropriate tags should be placed on
5. Drain the swing reducer gear case, the pump drive
the engine and in the carrier cab.
housing and the winch planetary housing in the upper.
9. Remove the air line connecting the engine air cleaner
On the carrier, drain the main and auxiliary
transmissions, the rear axle differentials, the interaxle
10. Turn the fuel pump manual shut-off valve to "off" so
differential lockout housing and the steering gear
the engine will not start.
housing. Clean the magnetic plugs and breathers,
11. While cranking the engine slowly and intermittently,
replace the drain plugs, and refill each housing and case
spray approximately one-half cup of SAE-10 motor oil
with the oil type specified on the lubrication charts.
into the engine intake manifold and the air compressor.
6. Spray or brush a liberal coat of open gear lubricant on
Either a hand or power sprayer may be used.
the slewing ring gear.
12. Cover all intake manifold openings with tape to
7. Remove the battery, clean it thoroughly and store it in
prevent the entrance of dirt and moisture. Cover all
a cool, dry location, where the temperature will not fall
other engine openings, including coolant inlets, cylinder
Check the battery charge
block, oil breather and crankcase in a similar manner.
periodically during storage and recharge as necessary.
13. Drain the engine cooling system, unless it is filled
8. Clean the battery compartment, using a soda and
with a permanent antifreeze solution with a rust inhibitor
water solution if necessary to remove corrosion. Wrap
the cable terminals with waterproof tape, after cleaning.
14. If possible, store the machine in a building, where
9. Run the engine until the hydraulic oil is warm. Then
the air is dry and the temperature uniform.
drain the hydraulic system completely.
15. Every three to four weeks of storage, crank the
10. Replace the hydraulic filter cartridges and gaskets.
engine over two or three turns.
11. Refill the reservoir to the prescribed level with the
proper oil type.
12. Operate all hydraulic functions to distribute the new
PREPARATION FOR LONG TERM STORAGE
oil throughout the systems.
GENERAL. Long term storage for the machine proper
and for the Detroit Diesel engines is for periods longer
portions of hydraulic cylinder piston rods, control valve
than 30 days. Long term storage for a Cummins engine
spools, and other exposed unpainted surfaces.
is for periods longer than six months.
14. When the machine is parked in the spot it is to be
procedures are outlined below for preparation of the
DETROIT DIESEL ENGINE PREPARATION.
prepare the Detroit Diesel engines for long term storage