When was this? Reason I ask is that the predecessor to the CUCV was the M-880 Truck (The M880 was a 1975 -76 Dodge 3/4 ton truck with a 318 gasoline engine, auto tranny and full time 4wd.) Those M880 series trucks had notoriously bad automatic transmissions that would indeed burn up if you let them idle in park and most commands had the "do not idle in park" directive spray painted on the dash.
Originally Posted by sargeek
The M880 was taken out of service in the mid to late 1980s when the CUCV (M1008, M1009 and M1028) trucks were introduced (CUCV: 1985-87 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup and Blazer with a diesel engine, auto tranny and part time 4wd.)
The last time I saw an M880 on active service was in 1990 when I was in Korea for Team Spirit. We had to unload some trucks from the railhead at Chunchon. The trucks belonged to a Reserve or NG unit and some of them were M880s with the "do not idle in park" command painted on the dash.
Just a guess but I'm wondering if the vehicle you were in was actually an M880?
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