Section 1. GENERAL INFORMATION
This technical manual contains instructions for direct support and general support maintenance of
the 6.2 liter and 6.5 liter V-8 diesel engines.
1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
(Army) Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those
prescribed by DA Pam 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS). (Marine Corps)
Refer to MCO 4855-10.
1-3. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Procedures for destruction of Army tank-automotive equipment to prevent enemy use are found in
1-4. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
(Army) Refer to TM 740-90-1, Administrative Storage of Equipment and TM 746-10, Marking, Packaging,
and Shipment of Supplies and Equipment: General Packaging Instructions for Field Use. (Marine Corps)
Refer to MCO 4450-7.
1-5. EQUIPMENT REQUIRING CALIBRATION
Calibration requirements in this manual cover the fuel injection pump and can be found in paras. 2-33, 2-34,
and 2-35 of this manual.
1-6. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRs)
(Army) If your 6.2 liter or 6.5 liter V-8 diesel engine needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You,
the user, are the only one who can tell us what you dont like about your engine. Let us know why you dont
like the design. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: commander, U.S. ArmY
Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-TR-Q, Warren, Michigan 48397-5000. Well
send you a reply. (Marine Corps) Submit QDRs in accordance with MCO 4855-10.
1.7. EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT REPORT AND MAINTENANCE DIGEST (EIR MD)
The quarterly Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance Digest, TB 43-0001-39 series, contains
valuable field information on the equipment covered in this manual. The information in the TB 43-0001-39
series is compiled from some of the Equipment Improvement Reports that you prepared on the engine
covered in this manual. Many of these articles result from comments, minor alterations, proposed Modifi-
cation Work Orders (MWOs), actions taken on some of your DA form 2028s (Recommended Changes to
Publications), and advance information on proposed changes that may affect this manual. The information
will help you in doing your job better and will help in keeping you advised of the latest changes to this
manual. Also, refer to DA Pam 25-30, Consolidated Index of Amy Publications and Blank Forms, and
Appendix A, References, of this manual.