Do not add coolant when engine is hot unless engine is running.
Add coolant slowly.
(5) Proceed with operation. Report any overheating to organizational maintenance
at completion of operation.
d. Stopping or Parking.
(1) Park vehicle under cover whenever possible to protect tires, canvas, paint, wood,
seals, and batteries from sun, dust, and sand.
Allow tires to cool before checking tire pressure. Air pressures in
tires read higher when tires are hot.
(2) Adjust tire inflation according to table 1-4.
(3) Check batteries daily and service as required when operating in extreme heat.
2-35. OPERATING IN DUSTY, SANDY AREAS
a. General. Vehicles operating in dusty or sandy areas require frequent servicing of the
air filter, cooling system, and lubrication points. Operators should be alert to engine
b. Driving Vehicle.
(1) Reduce tire inflation to 25 psi (172
kPa) to increase traction when operating in
(2) When starting in sand or soft
ground, put transfer selector lever (5) in
LOW position and transmission gearshift
lever (4) in 2 (second) gear (6).
(3) Gradually release clutch pedal (3)
and accelerate slowly so wheels do not spin
and dig into sand.
(4) Reinflate tires to normal operating
pressures after vehicle has cleared deep sand
(see table 1-4).
Use a second vehicle with winch or wrecker to recover vehicles
sunk in deep sand. Do not attempt to jump vehicles out of deep
sand with quick transmission gear changes.