2.4 Order of precedence. In the event of a conflict between the text of this document and
the references cited herein, the text of this document takes precedence. Nothing in this
document, however, supersedes applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption has
3.1 First article. When specified (see 6.2), a sample shall be subjected to first article
inspection in accordance with 4.3.
3.2 Design, materials, and manufacturing processes. Unless otherwise specified, the
design, materials and manufacturing process selection is the prerogative of the contractor as long
as all articles submitted to the Government fully meet the operating, interface, support and
ownership, and operating environment requirements specified (see 4.5.1).
3.2.1 Design and manufacturing processes. The design and construction of the diesel
engine shall be in accordance with the applicable Army drawing for the engine type as follows
(see 1.2, 4.5.1, 4.5.2 and 6.2):
3.2.2 Recycled, recovered, or environmentally preferable materials. Recycled,
recovered, or environmentally preferable materials should be used to the maximum extent
possible provided that the material meets or exceeds the operational and maintenance
requirements, and promotes economically advantageous life cycle costs.
3.2.3 Greases. Engine greases shall conform to MIL-PRF-10924, where applicable
3.2.4 Protective coatings. Exposed exterior surfaces of the engine and its components,
except the turbocharger compressor housing and the fuel injection pump aluminum parts, shall
be leaned, and painted or treated for corrosion resistance as specified on the applicable drawings
(see 4.5.1 and 4.5.2).
3.2.5 Metals. The use of dissimilar metals in intimate metal to metal contact shall be
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