Oil filters shall be serviced/cleaned/changed as applicable, when they are known to be contaminated or clogged.
CLEANING AND LUBRICATION
Proper cleaning and lubrication can aid in avoiding possible problems or trouble, so make it a habit to
do the following:
Follow all cleaning and lubrication instructions carefully. Failure to comply may result in
damage to equipment.
Thoroughly wash all equipment exposed to salt spray with clean, fresh water.
Clean parts to be lubricated with cleaner MIL-C-29602. Wipe surface dry before lubricating.
Use cleaner MIL-C-29602 on fouled parts.
Clean grease fittings before lubrication.
Lubricate all equipment at conclusion of the operation and prior to equipment storage.
Always use the PMCS lubrication instructions as a guide.
Never use too much lubricant.
Never use the wrong type or grade of lubricant.
Lubricate more during constant use and less during inactive periods.
ARMY OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM (AOAP)
The Engine is not enrolled in the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP). HARDTIME INTERVALS APPLY.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion prevention and control of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion
problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to
prevent the problem in future items. The term "corrosion" means the deterioration of a material or its properties
due to a reaction of that material with its chemical environment. An example is the rusting of iron. Corrosion
damage in metals can be seen, depending on the metal, as tarnishing, pitting, fogging, surface residue, and/or
cracking. Plastics, composites, and rubbers can also degrade (also considered to be corrosion based on the
above definition of corrosion). Degradation is caused by thermal (heat), oxidation (oxygen), solvation (solvents),
or photolytic (light, typically ultraviolet) processes. The most common exposures are excessive heat or light.
Damage from these processes will appear as cracking, softening, swelling, and/or breaking. The US Army has
defined the following nine (9) forms of corrosion used to evaluate the deterioration of metals. These shall be used
UNIFORM (or general attack): Affects a large area of exposed metal surface, like rust on steel or tarnish on silver.
It gradually reduces the thickness of the metal until it fails.
CREVICE: Occurs in crevices created by rubber seals, gaskets, bolt heads, lap joints, dirt or other surface
deposits. It will develop anywhere moisture or other corrosive agents are trapped and unable to drain or