ARMY TM 5-6115-612-12
4-1. INSPECTING AND
Correct the hydrometer reading to 80°F
(27°C) by adding 0.004 for each 10°F that
ambient temperature exceeds 80°F (27°C),
or by subtracting 0.004 for each 10°F that
ambient temperature is below 80°F (27°C).
(g) if, after correction, the specific gravity of
any cell measures below 1.270, the battery should be
charged (Para 4.27.b (2)). If any cell cannot be
charged to a specific gravity of at least 1.270, the
battery is not acceptable and should be replaced.
(h) lnstall filler caps and battery cover.
Install battery hold-down and tighten.
(i) Connect battery cable plug connector to
(4) Open control panel access door and
check all press-to-test fault indicators.
(5) Test operate generator set in accordance
with the following procedure.
(a) Start engine (paragraph 2-3) and run for
five minutes. Shut engine down (paragraph 2-5).
(b) Loosen turnlock fasteners and remove
engine housing access cover. Inspect oil filter, oil lines
and fittings, and fuel lines and fittings in the engine
compartment for leaks. Tighten all lines and fittings as
(c) Remove oil filler cap and check oil level
on dipstick. If necessary, add oil in accordance with
lubrication order (figure 3-2).
(d) Install oil filler cap hand tight.
(e) Unlatch and open fuel housing access
door. Secure in open position.
(f) Inspect fuel lines, fittings, connections,
and components for leaks. Tighten fittings and con-
nections as needed.
(g) Close and securely latch fuel housing
(h) Stow power cable on cable support
(i) Install engine housing access cover and
secure with turnlock fasteners.
(j) Check tires for proper inflation (30 psi-
Installation procedures include
positioning the generator set on a level surface in a
well-ventilated area and setting the handbrake. Select
a site that allows for the clearances shown in figure
4-2, plus working room. Additionally, the generator
set should be within easy access of an approved
grounding facility. Approved grounding facilities can
be attained using either of the procedures described in
the following paragraph. See figure 4-3.