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ARMY TM 9-2815-257-24 AIR FORCE TO 38G1-128-2 MARINE CORPS TM 10155A/2815-24/3 3-30 Section VII.  PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT AND STORAGE 3-20.  GENERAL. This  section  provides  instructions  for  short  term  and  immediate  storage,  or  shipment,  of  the  engine assembly. 3-21.  ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE. Administrative storage shall be in accordance with AR 750-1. 3-22.  SHORT TERM STORAGE (30 days or less). a.    Check engine oil level and service as required. b.    Cap all disconnected fuel lines. c.    Conduct  a  general  inspection  of  the  engine  assembly  to  ensure  all  components  are  present  and securely fastened. d.    Store  the  engine  on  a  level  surface  in  an  area  protected  from  the  elements.    Cover  as  required depending upon weather conditions. 3-23.  INTERMEDIATE TERM STORAGE (more than 30 days) a.    Start the engine and allow it to operate for 3 minutes.  Shut down engine. b.    Drain engine oil while engine is still warm in accordance with Paragraph 3-5. c.    Fill engine crankcase with fresh oil in accordance with Paragraph 3-6. d.    Remove head cover (Para. 3-15).  Add 2 cubic centimeters (cc) of engine oil to the cylinder head, then reinstall head cover. e.    Locate  decompression  lever  on  head  cover.    Push  decompression  lever  down  and  hold  in  position while you pull the recoil starter handle 3 times.  Do not pull hard enough to start engine. f.     Pull decompression lever up.  Slowly pull the recoil starter handle until it feels tight.  This closes the intake and exhaust valves in compression position and helps prevent rust from forming. g.    Conduct  a  general  inspection  of  the  engine  assembly  to  ensure  all  components  are  present  and securely fastened. h.    Store  the  engine  on  a  level  surface  in  an  area  protected  from  the  elements.    Cover  as  required depending upon weather conditions.


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