NEWS | Oct. 7, 2019

M2/M3 Bradley: Did You Remember to Check the Oil?

Every crewmen knows that checking the oil levels in their Bradley is a part of regular PMCS. But believe it or not, some crews aren’t doing that basic check.

Expensive components like engines, transmissions, final drives or right angle fan drives are failing in the field. As a result, vehicles are NMC and combat readiness is suffering. Why? All because some crews never bother to check oil levels.

A low oil level reading is often the first sign that a vehicle has a serious oil leak. That’s part of why checking oil levels is so important.

Your vehicle isn’t good to go if it has a Class III oil leak or if oil levels are below the ADD mark.

It only takes a few minutes to check the various oil levels. Your Bradley’s -10 TM spells it all out for you. All you have to do is follow the PMCS tables.

If you see the engine, transmission, final drives or right angle fan drive needs oil, add some just like the -10 TM says.

And if the oil level is above the FULL mark on the dipstick, or the oil looks milky or bubbly, tell your mechanic right away!

So remember, whether it’s before, during or after operations PMCS, you’re not done until you’ve checked the oil levels!