ARMY TM 9-6115-672-14
AIR FORCE TO 35C2-3-444-32
MARINE CORPS TM 09244A/09245A-14
Batteries used in the generator set may be the maintenance-free type or the type that contains
electrolyte. If the batteries in your generator set are maintenance-free, skip steps g and h, and
go to step i.
g. If applicable, remove battery caps.
h. Check battery electrolyte level, and install battery caps.
Loosen fasteners, lower control panel, and check electrical components for damage or loose connections.
Raise control panel, and secure fasteners.
k. Check air cleaner assembly for external damage and exhaust opening for obstruction.
Open engine compartment access doors (Figures 1-2 and 1-3).
m. Check fan belt for looseness, and ensure it is not frayed or cracked.
n. Inspect generator set for loose or missing mounting hardware or damaged or missing parts.
Oil dipstick is marked ENGINE OFF on one side and ENGINE ON on the
other so crankcase oil can be checked with the engine in either condition.
Ensure the appropriate side of the dipstick is used when checking oil level.
Failure to comply can cause damage to equipment.
o. Check oil level. As required, drain preservative from engine and fill with proper lubricating oil, paragraph
p. Unpack grounding rod from inside left engine access door (Figure 1-3), parallel cable and auxiliary fuel
hose from storage box. Inspect each item for damage and accountability.
q. Stow grounding rod, parallel cable, and auxiliary fuel hose in storage box, and close engine compartment
and BATTERY ACCESS doors .
a. Batteries BT1 and BT2. The batteries shipped with new generator sets are maintenance free. If the
batteries have been replaced with batteries that require service, refer to paragraph 3.3.2 for instructions.
Cooling system operates at high temperature. Hot coolant is under high
pressure and can spray when cooling system is opened. Shut down generator
set and allow to cool before servicing radiator. Failure to comply can cause
damage to equipment and injury to personnel.
Remove radiator cap.
Check that radiator drain valve is closed.