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Those specifications are based on original Polish Ministry of Defence documentations.

 

GAZ 69

GAZ 69 M

GAZ 69 M

GAZ 69 AM

Number of seats:

8 incl. driver

5 incl. driver

8 incl. driver

5 incl. driver

Max capacity:

2 pass. + 500 kg (10 cwt.)

5 pass + 50 kg (110 lb.)

2 pass + 500 kg (10 cwt.)

5 pass + 50 kg (110 lb.)

Max towing weight:

800 kg (15.75 cwt.)

800 kg (15.75 cwt.)

 

 

Length:

3850 mm (151 ½ in.)

3850 mm (151 ½ in.)

3850 mm (151 ½ in.)

3850 mm (151 ½ in.)

Width:

1850 mm (73 in.) (incl spare wheel)

1750 mm (69 in.)

1850 mm (73 in.) (incl spare wheel)

1750 mm (69 in.)

Height:

2030 mm (80 in.)

1920 mm (75 ½ in.)

2030 mm (80 in.)

1920 mm (75 ½ in.)

Wheel base:

2300 mm (90 ½ in.)

2300 mm (90 ½ in.)

2300 mm (90 ½ in.)

2300 mm (90 ½ in.)

Track front and back:

1440 mm (56 ½ in.)

1440 mm (56 ½ in.)

1440 mm (56 ½ in.)

1440 mm (56 ½ in.)

Clearance (to axle):

210 mm (8 ¼ in.)

210 mm (8 ¼ in.)

210 mm (8 ¼ in.)

210 mm (8 ¼ in.)

Turning radius:

6,5 m (21 ft. 4 in.)

6,5 m (21 ft. 4 in.)

6,5 m (21 ft. 4 in.)

6,5 m (21 ft. 4 in.)

Approach angle:

45o

45o

45o

45o

Departure angle:

35o

35o

35o

35o

Curb weight:

1525 kg (30 cwt.)

1535 kg (30.2 cwt.)

1525 kg (30 cwt.)

1535 kg (30.2 cwt.)

Front axle load (empty):

860 kg (16.93 cwt.)

820 kg (16.14 cwt.)

860 kg (16.93 cwt.)

820 kg (16.14 cwt.)

Rear axle load (empty):

665 kg (13.09 cwt.)

715 kg (14.07 cwt.)

665 kg (13.09 cwt.)

715 kg (14.07 cwt.)

Total weight:

2175 kg (42.81 cwt.)

1960 kg (38.58 cwt.)

2175 kg (42.81 cwt.)

1960 kg (38.58 cwt.)

Front axle load (loaded):

940 kg (18.5 cwt.)

925 kg (18.21 cwt.)

940 kg (18.5 cwt.)

925 kg (18.21 cwt.)

Rear axle load (loaded):

1235 kg (24.31 cwt.)

1035 kg (20.37 cwt.)

1235 kg (24.31 cwt.)

1035 kg (20.37 cwt.)

Top speed:

90 km/h (56 mph)

90 km/h (56 mph)

95 km/h (59 mph)

95 km/h (59 mph)

Engine:

In-line, side valve, petrol

In-line, side valve, petrol

In-line, side valve, petrol

In-line, side valve, petrol

Number of cylinders:

4

4

4

4

Bore:

82 mm

82 mm

88 mm

88 mm

Stroke:

100 mm

100 mm

100 mm

100 mm

Engine capacity:

2120 cc

2120 cc

2430 cc

2430 cc

Compression ratio:

6,2 – 6,5 : 1

6,2 – 6,5 : 1

6,5 – 6,7 : 1

6,5 – 6,7 : 1

Power output:

55 b.h.p. at 3600 rpm

55 b.h.p. at 3600 rpm

65 b.h.p. at 3800 rpm

65 b.h.p. at 3800 rpm

Torque:

12,7 kGm (91.86 lb. ft.)

12,7 kGm (91.86 lb.ft.)

15,8 kGm at 2000 rpm
(114.28 lb. ft. at 2000 rpm)

15,8 kGm at 2000 rpm
(114.28 lb. ft. at 2000 rpm)

Firing order:

1-2-4-3

1-2-4-3

1-2-4-3

1-2-4-3

Clutch:

Single plate, dry

Single plate, dry

Single plate, dry

Single plate, dry

Gear box:

Three speed + reverse with synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd

Three speed + reverse with synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd

Three speed + reverse with synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd

Three speed + reverse with synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd

1st gear ratio:

3,115

3,115

3,115

3,115

2nd gear ratio:

1,772

1,772

1,772

1,772

3rd gear ratio:

1,00

1,00

1,00

1,00

Reverse gear ratio:

3,738

3,738

3,738

3,738

Transfer box and gear ratio:

Two speed: 1,15 and 2,78

Two speed: 1,15 and 2,78

Two speed: 1,15 and 2,78

Two speed: 1,15 and 2,78

Axle main gear ratio:

5,125

5,125

5,125

5,125

Chassis:

Ladder frame with six cross members

Ladder frame with six cross members

Ladder frame with six cross members

Ladder frame with six cross members

Suspension:

Four leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers

Four leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers

Four leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers

Four leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers

Tyres:

6,50 x 16

6,50 x 16

6,50 x 16

6,50 x 16

Tyre pressure front:

2 kG/cm2 (29.4 psi)

2 kG/cm2 (29.4 psi)

2 kG/cm2 (29.4 psi)

2 kG/cm2 (29.4 psi)

Tyre pressure rear:

2,2 kG/cm2 (32,3 psi)

2,2 kG/cm2 (32,3 psi)

2,2 kG/cm2 (32,3 psi)

2,2 kG/cm2 (32,3 psi)

Steering:

Worm with double roller

Worm with double roller

Worm with double roller

Worm with double roller

Steering gear ratio:

18,2

18,2

18,2

18,2

Brakes:

Drums, hydraulic on 4 wheels

Drums, hydraulic on 4 wheels

Drums, hydraulic on 4 wheels

Drums, hydraulic on 4 wheels

Hand brake:

Drum, mechanical on transfer box shaft

Drum, mechanical on transfer box shaft

Drum, mechanical on transfer box shaft

Drum, mechanical on transfer box shaft

Battery:

12V, 54 Ah

12V, 54 Ah

12V, 54 Ah

12V, 54 Ah

Generator:

12V, 18 A

12V, 18A

12V, 18A

12V, 18A

Fuel tank capacity:

Main: 48 l (10.56 gal.)
Additional: 27 l (5.9 gal.)

60 l (13.2 gal.)

Main: 48 l (10.56 gal.)
Additional: 27 l (5.9 gal.)

60 l (13.2 gal.)

Cooling system capacity:

12 l (10.56 qt.)

12 l (10.56 qt.)

12 l (10.56 qt.)

12 l (10.56 qt.)

Engine oil capacity:

5,5 l (4.84 qt.)

5,5 l (4.84 qt.)

5,5 l (4.84 qt.)

5,5 l (4.84 qt.)

Air filter oil capacity:

0,25 l (.22 qt.)

0,25 l (.22 qt.)

0,25 l (.22 qt.)

0,25 l (.22 qt.)

Gear box oil capacity:

0,8 l (.7 qt.)

0,8 l (.7 qt.)

0,8 l (.7 qt.)

0,8 l (.7 qt.)

Transfer box oil capacity:

1,1 l (.97 qt.)

1,1 l (.97 qt.)

1,1 l (.97 qt.)

1,1 l (.97 qt.)

Front and rear axle oil capacity:

2 x 0,75 l (2 x .66 qt.)

2 x 0,75 l (2 x .66 qt.)

2 x 0,75 l (2 x .66 qt.)

2 x 0,75 l (2 x .66 qt.)

Steering box oil capacity:

0,33 l (.29 qt.)

0,33 l (.29 qt.)

0,33 l (.29 qt.)

0,33 l (.29 qt.)

Shock absorbers oil capacity:

4 x 0,145 l (.127 qt.)

4 x 0,145 l (.127 qt.)

4 x 0,145 l (.127 qt.)

4 x 0,145 l (.127 qt.)

Brake fluid capacity:

0,4 l (.35 qt.)

0,4 l (.35 qt.)

0,4 l (.35 qt.)

0,4 l (.35 qt.)


Maintenance settings (the same on all models):

Camber angle

1o 30'

Toe-in

1,5 – 3 mm

Valve clearance – intake:

0,23 mm (.009 in.)

Valve clearance – exhaust:

0,28 mm (.011 in.)

Clutch pedal free play:

38 – 45 mm (1.5 – 1,77 in.)

Brake pedal free play:

8 – 14 mm (.31 – .55 in.)

Steering wheel free play:

10o (max acceptable: 15o)

Brake fluid level:

17 – 20 mm (.67 – .79 in.) from top of the cap hole

Drive belt deflection under 3 – 4 kG pressure:

10 – 15 mm (.39 – .59 in.)

Contact breaker clearance:

0,35 – 0,45 mm (.014 – .018 in.)

Spark plug gap:

0,7 – 0,85 mm (.028 – .033 in.)

Ignition point:

4o before TDC

Oil pressure at 45 km/h on 3rd gear:

2 – 4 kG/cm2 (29 – 59 psi)

Oil pressure on idle:

0,5 kG/cm2 (7.35 psi)

Idle speed:

400 – 450 rpm

Head nuts tightening torque:

6,2 – 7,2 kGm (60,8 – 70,6 Nm) (44.84 – 52.08 ft. lb.)


Service schedule by Polish Ministry of Defence.


Every day before driving:

1. Check the condition and the cleanness of the body.

 

2. Check the levels of fluids: fuel, engine oil, coolant and top up if necessary.

Antifreeze level should be 15 mm below radiator cap.

3. In case of frost, remove the distributor cap and check if the distributor is moving freely.

 

4. Using fuel lift pump fill up the carburettor with fuel.

 

5. Start the engine and warm up to 70-80oC with the radiator shutter closed.

Caution: If the outside temperature is below 0oC use the warming up torch and warm up the engine to 50-55oC. Then turn the crankshaft using the handle 5-6 times.

6. Check under the vehicle for any evidence of leaks.

 

7. Check all the lights.

 

8. Check the free play of the steering wheel.

Maximum acceptable free play is 15o

9. Check condition of mirrors, lamps, number plates.

 

10. Check tyre pressure and wheel nuts for tightness.

Front: 2 kG/cm2 (29.4 psi) Rear: 2,2 kG/cm2 (32,3 psi)

11. Check tools and all equipment for completeness and security.

 

12. During test drive check the clutch, gear box, transfer box, axles, steering, brakes and hand brake

 


Checks during breaks and rests:

1. Check the temperature of wheel hubs, gear box, transfer box and axles. Slight warmth is normal but they shouldn't burn your hand. Brake drums shouldn't be warm.

 

2. Visually check wheel nuts and tyre pressure.

 

3. Visually check for any evidence of leaks.

 

4. Check the engine oil and coolant level.

 

5. Visually check condition of the leaf springs.

 

6. Remove any dirt from the body, windows, lights, number plates.

 

7. Check all the lights.

 

8. Check location and security of any load.

 

Caution: during the brake, if the ambient temperature is below 0oC, don't allow the engine temperature to drop below 30oC. Warm up if necessary.

 


Every day service:

1. Check the temperature of wheel hubs, gear box, transfer box and axles. Slight warmth is normal but they shouldn't burn your hand. Brake drums shouldn't be warm.

 

2. Check for any damage to the body, lights, number plates.

 

3. Check for evidence of any leaks of fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, shock absorbers oil.

 

4. Check the levels of the fuel, engine oil, coolant and top up if necessary.

 

5. Clean, wash and wipe dry the body inside and outside, clean the engine, all lights, windows and interior.

 

6. Check and adjust the fan belt.

 

7. Turn 1-2 times the handle of the primary oil filter.

 

8. Check the level of the oil in the air filter. If the vehicle is used in dusty conditions, remove, dismantle, and clean all elements.

Soak the filter element in engine oil, drain the excess and put 0.25 l of engine oil into the air filter.

9. Check free play of the steering wheel. Maximum free play of the steering wheel – 15o. Check for any play in track rods track rod ends, swivels and levers.

 

10. Check the condition of the leaf springs and their mountings, shock absorbers and their levers.

 

11. Check the condition of the linkage of the clutch and brake pedals.


 

12. Check all the lights.

 

13. Check the condition of the tyres and wheel nuts for tightness.

 

14. Fix any failures.

 

15. Check all tools and equipment for completeness and security.

 


Service number 1. Every 1500 km (1.000 miles)

1. Check for any damage to the body and the canvas. Check for any leaks of the fuel, oil, antifreeze, brake fluid.

 

2. Clean, wash and wipe dry the body inside and outside, clean the engine, all lights, windows and interior.

 

3. Check the level of engine oil and antifreeze.

Change the oil and clean the filters every 5000 km (3000 miles)

4. Start and worm up the engine to 70-80oC. Check the oil pressure. Listen to the engine for any unusual noises and smoothness.

 

5. Check for the tightness all the nuts on manifolds and exhaust. Check the brackets of the silencer.

 

6. Check tightness of the carburettor mounting and all the linkages.

 

7. Check and adjust idle speed.

Idle speed of the engine should be between 400-450 rpm.

8. Drain the fuel filter, check mountings and tightness of the pipes.

Caution: before draining the fuel filter, close the taps on the fuel tanks or close the three-way fuel switch.

9. Remove the air filter. Dismantle, and clean all elements. Soak the filter element in engine oil, drain the excess and put 0.25 l of engine oil into the air filter.

 

10. Drain the secondary oil filter. Every second service 3000 km (1850 miles) replace the cartridge and clean inside the filter chamber. Turn 1-2 times the handle of the primary oil filter.
Caution: before removing the top cover of the secondary oil filter, mark it's position on the casing.


 

11. Start the engine and check for any oil leaks.

12. Check the water pump for free play and leaks.

 

13. Check the adjustment of the fan belt.

 

14. Check the battery for fluid level and quality, leaks and security of the terminals.

 

15. Check the condition of the ignition leads, low voltage wiring, security of the ignition distributor and ignition coil and the engine bay light.

 

16. Check the condition of all switches, lights and electrical equipment.

 

17. Check and adjust the brake and clutch pedals free play (see Card no. 2 & 3 in Service Manual) and the level of brake fluid. Brake pedal should travel no more then half way down.
Caution: it travel of the brake pedal is grater, brake shoes adjustment should be performed.
'Soft' pedal is evidence of the presence of air in the system.


 

18. Check mountings of the steering box, steering column.

 

19. Check the condition of all pedal linkages and the condition of the return springs.

 

20. Check the condition and function of the hand brake linkage and adjust if necessary. (see Card no. 4 in Service Manual)


 

21. Check the condition of the brake hydraulic system. Bleed the system if necessary. (see Card no. 5 in Service Manual)

 

22. Adjust brakes if necessary (see Card no. 6 in Service Manual)

 

23. Clean the breathers of both axles, gear box and transfer box.

 

24. Check and adjust front wheel alignment. (see Card no. 18 in Service Manual)

 

25. Check the condition of the propeller shafts and joints.

 

26. Check condition of leaf springs, mountings, shock absorbers and linkages.

 

27. Check the condition and tightness of the wings, engine bay side curtains, side steps, canvas, windows and the mountings of the body to the chassis.

 

28. Check condition of the tyres, tyre pressure, and tightness of the wheel nuts.

 

29. Check all tools and equipment for completeness and security.

 

30. Grease: propeller shafts (a), ball joints (4 points)(b), king pins (4 points) (c), pedals shaft (2 points)(d), transfer box lever bearings (e)


 

31. Clean and grease battery terminals.

 

32. Grease water pump (a)
 
33. Turn the clutch bearing greaser 1-2 turns (b)


 

34. Check and top-up the oil in the front axle (a), gear box (b), transfer box (c), rear axle (d).
 
35. Using gear oil, grease the joints of all the propeller shafts (e).


 

36. Put 5 drops of engine oil into each generator greasing points.


 

37. Using engine oil grease door and bonnet hinges and catches.


 

38. Perform test drive (3-4 miles)

 

 

Additional winter tasks:

39. Drain water and sludge from the fuel pump.

 

40. Remove and clean fuel filter casing. Caution: before draining the fuel filter, close the taps on the fuel tanks or close the three-way fuel switch. If great amount of dirt and water is present, drain the fuel tanks, clean them and clean all the fuel pipes.

 

41. Check the strength of the antifreeze.

 


Service number 2. Every 5.000-6.000 km (3.000-4.000 miles)
Include all the tasks of Service no. 1 plus:

1. Check and adjust valve clearance. (see Card no. 8 in Service Manual)

 

2. Check and tighten if necessary engine head nuts. Torque: 6.2-7.2 kGm. Leaks between engine block and the head are not acceptable. Perform compression test.


 

3. Check security of engine mountings.

 

4. Check the condition of the fuel tank caps (gaskets and valves) and clean.

 

5. Remove and clean fuel filter casing. Caution: before draining the fuel filter, close the taps on the fuel tanks or close the three-way fuel switch.

 

6. Remove and clean the glass and the filter of the fuel pump. Disconnect the fuel pipe from the carburettor and check the manual lift pump and crank the engine. The fuel should flow from the pipe vigorously

 

7. Remove primary oil filter from the engine, remove the casing and clean the filter.


 

8. Check the radiator mountings.

 

9. Check the condition of the radiator fan and radiator cap.

 

10. Remove spark plugs, clean the ceramic element and both electrodes and adjust the gaps if necessary.

 

11. Check the condition of the generator, remove the strap cover and clean using compressed air. Perform all checks and repairs stated in the Card no. 9 (Service Manual) if necessary.

 

12. Check the condition of the starter motor. Remove the strap cover and clean using compressed air. Perform all checks and repairs stated in the Card no. 10 (Service Manual) if necessary.

 

13. Check the ignition distributor, remove distributor cap and clean using compressed air. Check and adjust ignition breaker gap (see Card no. 11 in Service Manual)

 

14. Adjust ignition point. The control light should light up when the pointer indicate mark no. 4 on the fly wheel.

 

15. Adjust the head lights (see Card no. 13 in Service Manual)

 

16. Remove road wheels and brake drums, check brake shoes linings, condition of the springs, brake cylinders and hub seals. Adjust the gap between shoes and drums. (see Card no. 6 and 7 in Service Manual). Check the condition of tyres and tubes.

 

17. Every second service – 10.000-12.000 km (6.000-7.000 miles) remove the wheel hubs, check tightness of the back plates. Dismantle and clean the wheel cylinders. Clean and re grease wheel bearings.

 

18. Every second service – 10.000-12.000 km (6.000-7.000 miles) check and adjust king pins (see Card no. 14 in Service Manual)

 

19. Rotate road wheels.


 

20. Adjust wheel bearings (see Cards no. 15 and 16 in Service Manual).

 

21. Check and adjust free play of the steering box (see card no. 17 in Service Manual).

 

22. Check and adjust front wheel alignment (toe) (see Card no. 18 in Service Manual)

 

23. Check and adjust if necessary transfer box bearings.

 

24. Check gear box and transfer box mountings.

 

25. Check and adjust if necessary bearings in both axles. (see Cards no. 19 and 20 in Service Manual)

 

26. Check all mountings between the body and the chassis.

 

27. Every second service – 10.000-12.000 km (6.000-7.000 miles) replace grease in wheel hubs.

 

28. Grease drive shaft joints. Replace grease every very second service – 10.000-12.000 km (6.000-7.000 miles). Put 300g of grease into each joint chamber.


 

29. Replace oil in the rear box, transfer box , front and rear axle.

 

30. Grease shock absorber levers.


 

31. Check and top-up oil in the steering box.


 

32. Check and top-up oil in shock absorbers.


 

33. Replace engine oil.

 

34. Put 1-2 drops of engine oil onto ignition breaker shaft, felt breaker slider and felt distributor washer. Turn once the ignition distributor shaft greaser.


 

35. Grease the accelerator pedal linkage shaft.


 

36. Perform short test drive.

 


Additional summer season service.
Perform all the above tasks plus:

1. Move the intake manifold heater lever into required position.


 

2. Check and clean crank case breather pipe and valve.

 

3. Check mountings of the oil radiator and pipes. Check for any blockage in the system.

 

4. Drain brake hydraulic system, refill and bleed (see Card no. 5 in Service Manual).

 

5. Drain and flush engine cooling system (see Card no. 23 in Service Manual)

 

6. Remove tyres and tubes. Clean and paint the wheels.

 

7. Remove, dismantle and clean leaf springs, re grease and check condition of rubber bushes.

 


Additional winter season service.
Perform all Service 1 and 2 tasks plus:

1. Remove, dismantle and clean the carburettor. Adjust the fuel level, check the condition of all seals and gaskets. Clean using compressed air (see Card no. 21 in Service Manual).

 

2. Drain any sediment and water from fuel tanks.

 

3. Remove and clean engine pre-heating unit.

 

4. Check and flush heating system (see Card no. 22 in Service Manual).

 

5. Move the intake manifold heater lever into required position.


 

6. Fill the engine cooling system with antifreeze.

 

7. Remove shock absorbers and replace the oil.

 


Location of the equipment on the GAZ 69A.


 

Location of the equipment on the GAZ 69.


 

 

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