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TM 9-2815-226-34-2
Section XXXIII. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
3-96. GENERAL. An engine not in service is subject to rust and corrosion, particularly its unpainted machined surfaces.
The rate of corrosion varies with climatic conditions. An engine stored in a climate with high humidity will corrode more
rapidly than an engine stored in a dry climate.
a.
Preparation for temporary storage.
NOTE
If an engine remains out of service for less than six months, special precautions
should be taken to prevent rust.  The following procedures are required to
minimize or prevent damage to temporarily stored engines.
(1)
Install engine on test stand and operate until thoroughly warm, then shut down.
(2)
Disconnect fuel supply line from engine fuel filter and injector drain line from drain line T-fitting
(TM 9-2320-281-20).
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