4-30. FUEL TANK MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
This task includes:
General Safety Instructions
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's
Observe all WARNINGS and CAUTIONS
Fuel is very flammable and can explode easily. To
avoid serious injury or death:
Keep fuel away from open flame or a spark (igni-
Solvent, Dry Cleaning, item 9, Appx E
Keep a least a B-C fire extinguisher within easy
reach when working with fuel or on the fuel system.
Do not work on fuel system when engine IS hot;
fuel can be ignited by a hot engine
Compactor set on level ground in protected area.
Post signs that read "NO SMOKING WITHIN 50
FEET" when working with open fuel, fuel lines or
Inspect clamps (4), and brackets (7 and 8) for
Inspect fuel tank cap (1) for blocked vent hole,
inspect for missing felt strips (6).
cracked or missing locking tabs
Replace any missing or damaged parts
lnspect fuel tank (3) for punctures or chaffing at
tank clamps (4).