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NEWS | Dec. 6, 2022

M1-Series Tanks: Check Road Wheel Hub Oil Levels

BLUF:  Check road wheel hub oil levels after every mission.
Crewmen, be sure to check the oil level on the hubs on your M1-series tank’s road wheels after every mission.
Hubs that are low on oil can overheat and fail. That’ll put your tank out of action fast.
Correct hub oil level (darkened lower section of hub)
Correct hub oil level (darkened lower section of hub)

While you’re checking the oil level, look closely for oil that is milky in appearance. That indicates the oil is contaminated by water. If the oil is milky in appearance, or the oil level is low, let a mechanic know right away.
Another tip is to use the “touch test” on hubs after a mission. If a hub feels hotter to the touch than others, that could indicate an oil leak or a failed bearing.
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