7. When you do your PMCS, take along a rag or two.
8. While performing PMCS, observe WARNING
and CAUTIONS preceding those operations which could endanger your safety or result in damage to the equipment.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. wear protective goggles and gloves and use
only in a well ventillated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes and don't breathe
vapors. Do not use near 8pen flame or excessive heat. The flash point is 100 F - 138 F (38 C -
590C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately and get
medical aid. If contact with eyes is made, wash your eyes with water and get medical aid
a. 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 needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you clean
rubber or plastic material.
b. Bolts, nuts, and screws: check that they are not loose, missing, bent or broken. You can't try them all with a
tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal or rust around bolt heads. Tighten any bolt, nut, or screw that you
c. Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld,
report it to unit maintenance.
d. Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires and loose or broken connectors.
Report damaged or loose wiring to unit maintenance.
e. Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots
show leaks but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If leakage comes from a loose fitting or
connector, tighten the fitting or connector. If something is broken or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
f. Vehicle must be on level ground in order to get correct fluid level measurement.