Fuel system - Keep the fuel tank full at all times to prevent condensation. Keep fuel tank cap tight at all
times. Service the fuel filter daily.
Electrical system - Keep electrical leads and magneto wiped dry. Check electrical leads for cracked or
frayed insulation. Inspect gages for loose or broken lenses which might permit entry of moisture. Repair or tape lenses
to prevent entry of moisture.
OPERATION IN SALT WATER AREAS
Salt water causes corrosive action on metals. Rinse the unit frequently with fresh clean water.
Lubrication - Steam clean the entire unit, if possible, before lubricating. Clean and dry all fittings before
lubricating. Refer to TM 5-2805-259-14 for engine lubrication and to para. 3-2 for lubrication of trailer.
Fuel system - Keep the fuel tank cap tight at all times. Service the fuel filter daily.
Electrical system - Clean and dry all electrical terminals and check for corrosion. Check all gages for loose
or broken lenses which might permit entry of moisture. Repair or tape lenses to prevent entry of moisture.
Paint all exposed, nonpolished surfaces. Coat all exposed, polished surfaces with rust proofing material or
a light coat of grease.
2-18. OPERATION (STARTING) WITH A WEAK OR DEAD BATTERY
A. Unit can be hand started when the battery is weak or dead.
Remove starting rope from the lifting bail and wrap it clockwise around the pulley at the front of the engine.
Put the run-stop switch in the run position (para. 2-10).
Depress the oil pressure switch (para. 2-9).
Hold choke in OUT position while pulling rope to start engine.
Section V - OPERATION AT A NEW SITE
2-19. BEFORE MOVING
Remove drain plug (Fig. 2-1) and drain pump casing, replacing drain plug after pump is drained.
Remove suction and discharge lines from the pump inlet and outlet.
Again remove drain plug, flush the pump casing with fresh clear water so that it is cleaned of all mud or
sludge. Replace drain plug and insert sealing plugs in the suction and discharge openings.
Remove ground cable on battery to prevent accidental starting of the engine.
Clean mud and dirt from exterior of pump and wipe greasy deposits from pump and engine with an
approved cleaning solvent.
Hook drawbar of trailer to vehicle being used for towing.
Lock support leg in the up position and unit is ready to be moved.
2-20. AFTER MOVING
Follow the instructions in paragraphs 2-6, 2-7, and 2-8 for the reinstallation operation at a new site.