MAKE SURE TIRES ARE PROPERLY INFLATED.
Have Organizational Maintenance personnel CHECK AND SERVICE THE COOLING
SYSTEM to make sure your truck is adequately protected against extreme cold.
Make sure that transmission is in neutral and that the trucks tires are blocked before
you leave the area.
The power steering system incorporates a cooler designed to reduce power steering
fluid temperatures during normal or unusually warm conditions. In extremely cold
weather, the cooler becomes restrictive and must be by-passed to prevent over pressure
and possible rupture of the cooler. NOTIFY ORGANIZATIONAL MAINENANCE TO
PERFORM THIS MAINTENANCE WHEN 0°F TEMPERATURE OR BELOW IS
2-20. Extreme Hot Weather.
During very hot weather you must watch for and guard against your truck overheating.
You may have to alter your driving procedures, remembering that the following types
of operation can cause the truck to overheat:
Continuous high speeds.
Long, hard pulls.
Continuous use of low gear ranges on steep grades or in soft terrain.
WHEN YOU OPERATE THE TRUCK IN EXTREME HOT WEATHER
Check water and transmission temperature gages and STOP YOUR TRUCK IF YOU
NOTE ANY UNUSUALLY HIGH TEMPERATURE READING. Let the truck cool down.
CHECK THE COOLING SYSTEM, AIR CLEANER, ENGINE OIL LEVEL, AND
RADIATOR FINS FREQUENTLY. PERFORM NECESSARY SERVICES AND NOTIFY
ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE OF ANY UNUSUAL GAGE READINGS OR
SHORTEN DIFFERENTIAL OIL CHANGE INTERVAL, REFER TO LO 9-2320-283-12.
PROTECTING YOUR TRUCK WHEN You PARK IT
PARK YOUR TRUCK UNDER COVER, IF POSSIBLE. This will help protect it against
the effects of sun, sand, and dust, IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE, COVER TRUCK
WITH TARPAULINS. If you dont have enough tarps to cover the entire truck, AR-
RANGE TARPS AROUND ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND OVER RADIATOR to
keep out sand and dust. COVER WINDOW GLASS to protect against sandblasting.