3-163. OIL PAN, DIPSTICK AND OIL FILLER.
The maintenance instructions for the oil pan, dipstick and oil filler are contained in the following paragraphs:
Oil Pan and Dipstick
3-163.1. 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 quide 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:
Special Environmental Conditions
Do not drain oil into bilges.
Use oil/water separation and
Gasket kit P/N 5193114
recovery system to collect
Oil MIL-L-2104, Type OE/HDO
drained oil. Dispose of properly.
General Safety Instructions
Observe WARNING in procedure.