FUEL TANK - REPAIR.
This Task Covers:
Tools and Test Equipment Required
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive (Appendix B, Section III, Item 1).
Electric Welder (Appendix B, Section III, Item 3).
Rags, wiping (Appendix E, Section II, Item 1).
Dry cleaning solvent (Appendix E, Section II, Item 3).
Unit shut down and cool.
Enclosure removed (para. 4-13).
Fuel Tank Assembly removed (para. 4-21).
FM 43-2, Metal Body Repair and Related Operations.
TM 9-237, Welding Theory and Application.
TM 43-0139, Painting Instruction for Field Use.
· Use caution when working with diesel fuel; it is flammable.
· Dry cleaning solvent is flammable. Do not use near open flame or non-ventilated
places. Keep solvent away from open flames or sparks. Avoid inhaling solvent
fumes. Avoid contact with skin. Flash point of solvent is 1000 F to 1380 F (380 C to
Repair. (Refer to Figure 5-4).
Thoroughly flush out fuel tank (1) with dry-cleaning solvent. Observe all warnings listed above.
Inspect fuel tank (1) for cracks or broken weldments, dents or distortion. Repair as required.
Clean off corrosion with wire brush, then repaint in accordance with TM 43-0139.
Fix dents as needed. (Reference FM 43-2).
Weld cracks as needed. (Reference TM 9-237).