3-35. OIL PAN AND DIPSTICK - MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.
a. A ribbon type oil level dipstick is used to determine the quantity of oil in the engine oil pan. The dipstick
is located in an adaptor attached by a guide, to an opening in the cylinder block which leads to the oil pan.
b. The oil should never be allowed to drop below the LOW mark; nor is anything gained by having it
above the FULL mark. The oil level should be checked in the engine crankcase with the engine stopped a
minimum of ten (10) minutes to permit oil in various parts of the engine to drain back into the crankcase.
This task covers:
INITIAL SETUP :
Condition Condition Description
Pump, Hand NSN-
Special Environmental Conditions
Do not drain oil into bilges. Use
oil separation/recovery system to
collect drained oil.
General Safety Instructions
Wear eye protection when using compressed air.