BLUF: Use the current M88A2 recovery vehicle service kit, augmented by the transmission filter housing kit, until the new and improved service kit is available.
Mechanics, be aware that the current M88A2 recovery vehicle service kit, NSN 2520-01-494-6558, contains old-style transmission filter housing gaskets and mounting hardware. These parts can cause transmission housing leaks, potentially leading to vehicle fires.
There’s a new service kit, NSN 4910-01-698-9195, that contains redesigned transmission filter housing service kit components, but it isn’t available yet in the supply system.
Until the new service kit is available, you can still use the current service kit to do semi-annual services. Just be sure to also
order the transmission filter housing service kit, NSN 4330-01-690-4514.
Use the gaskets and mounting hardware that come with that kit. Do not
use the gaskets and mounting hardware that come with NSN 2520-01-494-6558.
For more information, check out TACOM Ground Safety Action Message 24-002 HERE