Daubert Chemical Co. Nox-Rust 207, E.F. Houghton
Cosmoline 1046, Pennsylvania Refining Co.
4. Make a thorough visual inspection of the machine to
Petrotect 3; or equal.
insure that the engine can be safely started and then
Remove the cylinder head covers and spray
start the engine in the normal manner. Observe for any
preservative oil, of the type added to the crankcase, over
unusual noise, or other symptoms of malfunction. Shut
the rocker arms, valve stems, springs, guides,
the engine down immediately if there is any evidence of
crossheads and push rods. Replace the covers.
RESTORING CUMMINS ENGINES TO SERVICE. To
12. Cover all engine openings, including manifold
restore the Cummins engine to service following short
exhaust and intake ports, coolant inlets to cylinder head
term storage, proceed as follows.
and block, oil breather and crankcase, with heavy paper
1. Clean all accumulated dirt from the engine exterior.
2. Remove all paper covers, tape and wrappings.
13. Tag the engine to indicate that it has been treated
3. Using a suitable solvent, cleaner or degreaser,
remove rust preventive compound from the unpainted
been drained. This tag should warn against turning the
surfaces of the engine.
engine over until it is restored to service. The tag should
4. Refill the engine crankcase with new oil of the type
also show the date on which preservation was
specified in the carrier lubrication chart.
accomplished, and that the engine is not to be run
5. Flush the cooling system and refill with either clean
without first removing the preservative film.
water and a corrosion inhibitor or an antifreeze solution,
14. If possible, store the machine in a building where the
air is dry and the temperature will remain uniform.
Also, check head capscrews, oil filter
connections, air cleaner, screens and traps.
15. Inspect the engine periodically during storage for
7. Remove the plug from the gear case cover to prime
rust or corrosion and take corrective steps as necessary.
the lubricating system.
Then connect a hand or
motordriven priming pump from a source of clean
lubricating oil to the plug boss in the gear case cover.
If the machine is stored for longer
8. Operate the priming pump until a minimum pressure
than 24 months, repeat the above
of 30 psi (2 bars) is obtained. Crank the engine at least
preservation procedure. This will
15 seconds (with the fuel shut-off valve closed or
insure continued preservation of the
disconnected to prevent starting), while maintaining the
external oil pressure at a minimum of 15 psi (1 bar).
9. Remove the priming pump line and replace the plug
in the gear case cover. Torque the plug to 15 to 20 ft-lbs
(2-2.7 m-kg). Fill the crankcase to the "H" (high) mark
The procedures outlined below must be carefully
on the dipstick.
followed to insure that the machine is properly restored
10. Run the engine for a short time. Then, clean the fuel
to normal service following short term storage. Note that
pump strainer and replace the fuel filter and oil filter
separate procedures are given for the Detroit Diesel
engine, the Cummins engine and the machine proper.
RESTORING MACHINE PROPER TO SERVICE. To
restore the machine proper to service following short
RESTORING DETROIT DIESEL ENGINES TO
term storage, proceed as follows:
SERVICE. To restore the Detroit Diesel engine to
1. Lubricate all points equipped with grease fittings, per
service following short term storage, proceed as follows.
the lubrication charts.
1. Remove the seals from the engine openings.
2. Check the oil level in the engine crankcase. Add oil
cylinder piston rods and other surfaces where applied.
as necessary, per the lubrication charts.
3. Check the coolant level in the radiator. Add clean
water or antifreeze, as applicable, if the level is low.