(periods in excess of 30 days), proceed as follows:
16. Cover the engine with a weather-resistant tarpaulin
1 Drain the cooling system and flush thoroughly with
or other cover, if the machine is stored outdoors. Cover
clean, soft water.
with a heavy plastic sheet if the machine is stored
2. Refill the cooling system with clean, soft water and a
high quality corrosion inhibitor.
3. Circulate the coolant by running the engine until
CUMMINS ENGINE PREPARATION. To prepare a
normal operating temperature is reached. Shut off the
Cummins engine for long term storage (periods in
excess of six months), proceed as follows: 1. Perform
4. Drain the engine oil, while the engine is still hot.
step (1) of the temporary storage procedure for
5. Install and tighten the engine oil drain plug, replace
the engine oil filter and filter gasket, and refill the engine
2. Drain the oil from the engine crankcase and refill to
crankcase to the normal level with a 30 weight
the proper level with an SAE-30 preservative oil (Shell
Brand Code 66202, Texaco Preservative Oil 30; or
6. Remove and inspect the fuel injectors. Have them
reconditioned, if necessary.
3. Perform steps (2) through (6) of the temporary
storage procedure for Cummins engines.
7. Drain the fuel tank, completely, and pour a small
quantity of rust preventing fuel oil (American Oil Co. No.
4. Drain the carrier fuel tank, replace the drain plug, and
LF4089, Mobil No. 4Y17, or equal) into the tank. Enough
cover the filler cap vent with waterproof tape.
rust preventive fuel to run the engines for about 10
minutes is all that is needed.
and fuel filters. Replace the drain plugs and tighten
8. Remove and discard the fuel filter elements from the
engine. Wash the shells in clean diesel fuel and insert
new elements. Fill the cavity between the elements and
shells about two-thirds full of the same rust preventive
fuel that was added to the tank. Reinstall the fuel filters
approximately one quarter cup of
and tighten the retaining bolts securely.
preservative oil into each port. A
9. Start the engine and let it run for about five minutes to
larger amount may cause hydraulic
circulate the rust preventive through the fuel system.
lock upon startup, unless the excess
10. Service the air cleaner, install a new cartridge if
inspection reveals the need. Cover the face of the air
6. Remove the intake and exhaust manifolds and spray
cleaner with heavy plastic, taped to form an airtight seal.
11. Drain the engine cooling system. Tighten the drain
cocks and radiator cap securely.
engine, if desired, and saved for reuse, or it can be left in
or the duration of the storage. If the oil is drained, install
8. Drain the engine cooling system and refill with clean
and tighten the drain plug.
soft water and a high quality rust preventive compound.
13. Cover the exhaust outlet with moisture resistant
Flush the cooling system thoroughly and drain while it is
tape, or other suitable material.
14. Loosen the drive belts on the engine and insert
heavy paper strips between the pulleys and belts. This
Water soluble oils are available for
will prevent sticking. Leave the belts loose.
flushing the cooling system in step
15. Clean the exterior painted surfaces of the engine
(8). If these are used, the entire
and dry thoroughly. Spray the surfaces with a suitable
cooling system must be flushed
liquid automotive wax, a synthetic resin varnish or a rust
before restoring the engine to
9. Loosen the tension on all drive belts.
10. Brush or spray a film of rust preventive compound
on all exposed, unpainted surfaces of the engine. Use 1-