If anything looks wrong and you can not fix it, write it on your
DA Form 2404.
The number column is the source for the numbers used
on the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404.
If you find something
seriously wrong, report it to organizational maintenance RIGHT NOW.
Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil and debris only get in the
way and may cover up a serious problem.
Clean as you work and as
Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces.
Use soap and water when you clean rubber or plastic material.
Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check that they are not loose,
missing, bent or broken.
You can not try them all with a tool, of
course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal or rust around bolt
Tighten any that you find loose.
Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where
parts are welded together.
If you find a bad weld, report it to
Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken
insulation, bare wires and loose or broken connectors.
connections and make sure the wires are in good condition.
Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage and leaks.
sure clamps and fittings are tight.
Wet spots show leaks, of course,
but a stain around a fitting or connector can mean a leak also.
leak comes from a loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If something
is broken or worn out, either correct it or report it to direct
support (refer to MAC chart) .
It is necessary for you to know how fluid leaks affect the status
of your equipment.
The following are definitions of the types/classes
of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of you:
Learn and be familiar with them and REMEMBER, when in
doubt, notify your supervisor.
LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR OPERATOR/CREW PMCS
Class I----Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or
discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
Class II---Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but
not enough to cause drops to drip from the item
Class III--Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that
fall from the item being checked/inspected.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakages (Class I or II).
Of course, consideration must be given to fluid capacity in the
item/system being checked/inspected.
When operating with Class I or
II leaks, continue to check fluid levels as required on you PMCS.
Class III leaks should be reported to your supervisor or