d. Lubricating oil supply in
As discussed in
is needed to operate a great deal
of the equipment on the locomotive;
it has its own oil pumps and
the engine is stopped, the oil
is checked with a bayonet-shaped
The level should be
between the low and high marks.
Location of Air
2.11. WATER CHECKPOINTS
The Army's diesel-electric locomotives have water-cooled engines. In
carrying out preventive maintenance procedures, both the level and
temperature of the water must be checked. Subparagraphs a and b give the
The water used to
cool the diesel engine is stored in
a reservoir equipped with a gage.
Figure 2.9 shows the markings on a
The water level
should be between low and full at
one of the readings, depending upon
whether the engine is running or
stopped. The engine should not be
operated if no water appears in the
water temperature gage, located in
and Marked Gage.
temperature of the water in the
Recommended operating temperatures on different
On one, the range is from 160 to 170 F.; on
locomotive models vary.
another, from 175 to 180 F.
After the engine of the latter model is
started, it is idled until the temperature is normal--120 F. or more--
before pulling any cars.