PM goes up when temps come down.
OPERATORS, ROUTINE MAINTENANCE WON'T HACK IT IN COLD WEATHER.
SO HERE ARE TWO COLD WEATHER TIPS TO KEEP YOUR ROUGH TERRAIN CONTAINER HANDLER (RTCH) MISSION-READY THIS WINTER.
Hard to Start?
These vehicles have a canister that automatically injects ether into the engine for cold weather starting. If your RTCH is hard to start, chances are the canister is empty. Have your mechanic replace it.
Drain Out Water
Water in your RTCH's fuel leaves the engine running rough-if it runs at all.
Water gets in the fuel when warm days and cool nights cause condensation to form in the vehicle's fuel tank. Get rid of that water by draining the fuel/water separator every week like it says in TM 103930-675-10.
You'll find the fuel/water separator behind the left-side engine access door.
Turn the drain knob counterclockwise to open it. Drain the water/fuel mixture into I a can and dispose of it in an approved hazardous waste container. Never dump it down a drain or let it run on the ground.
Once the fuel runs clear, you're OK. But if the fuel still contains water after you've drained half a pint or so, turn the knob clockwise to close the valve and report it to your mechanic.