GENERAL LUBRICATION PROCEDURES
Refer to WP 0018 for lubrication chart, key, localized views, and procedural notes.
1. Recommended intervals are based on normal conditions of operation, temperature, and humidity. When
operating under extreme conditions, lubricants should always be changed more frequently. When in doubt,
notify your supervisor.
2. Keep all lubricants in a closed container and store in a clean, dry place away from extreme heat or cold. Keep
container covers clean and do not allow dust, dirt, or other foreign material to mix with lubricants. Keep all
lubrication equipment clean and ready for use.
3. Maintain a good record of all lubrication performed and report any problems noted during lubrication. Refer to
DA PAM 750-8 for maintenance forms and procedures to record and report any findings.
4. Keep all external parts of equipment not requiring lubrication free of lubricants. Before lubrication, wipe
lubrication fittings with a clean rag (WP 0131, Item 28). After lubrication, wipe off excess oil or grease to
prevent accumulation of foreign matter.
5. Refer to FM 9-207 for lubrication instructions in cold weather.
6. Refer to AR 70-12 for use of standardized lubricants.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
1. Always perform PMCS in the same order so it becomes a habit. Once you have had some practice, you will
spot anything wrong quickly. If the equipment does not perform as required, refer to the appropriate
2. If anything looks wrong, and you cannot fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E. If you find
something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervisor.
3. Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare
all that is needed to make all the checks. You will always need a rag (WP 0131, Item 28) or two.