NEWS | Oct. 22, 2020

M113A3 FOV: Inspect Rebuilt Engines for Proper Belt Tension

Reading and heeding this article can save your unit $46,000!
  Be aware that some units are receiving rebuilt M113A3 engines from the supply system with coolant pump belts that aren’t properly adjusted, resulting in overheating engines and even engine fires.
        
Once an engine is rebuilt and has completed dyno testing, the coolant pump belt used during dyno testing is removed. Then a new belt is loosely installed before the engine is placed in a container for shipment to the receiving unit.
        
Units can maintain combat readiness by inspecting rebuilt engines for proper coolant pump belt tension before using the engines. Remember, it costs $46,000 to replace an engine and could take as long as a year to get one from the supply system.