CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION V. GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-42. TIRE REPAIR PROCEDURES, SECTION REPAIR WITH PREVULCANIZED
PLUG AND PATCH UNIT TWO INCHES AND UNDER.
This Task Covers: Repair
Awl scratch (Item 4, Appendix B)
Vacuum cleaner (Item 14, Appendix B) or air nozzle
Air Cooled finishing rasp, 36-grit (Item 45, Appendix B)
Cementing and vulcanizing stitcher (Item 50, Appendix B)
Tee unit (Item number as needed for repair, see Table 2-11, Appendix C)
Marking crayon (Item 82, Appendix C)
Rubber buffer fluid (Item 100, Appendix C)
Vulcanizing fluid (Item 85, Appendix C)
Rag (Item 98, Appendix C)
Use cleaning fluids and vulcanizing fluids in a well-ventilated area. Read all warnings and cautions
on containers. Prolonged inhalation of fumes could cause health hazards.
Sectional repairs can be made on any size tire. This type of repair is commonly called tee unit
repair, and Is available in a range of sizes that will repair injuries 1/4 Inch (6.4 mm) to 2 Inches (5.1
cm) In diameter. The tee unit method offers the greatest advantage In sectional repairs, with respect
to effort, tools, equipment, mobility, tire preservation, and repair time. For specifying tee units and
drill cutters, see Appendix C.
1. Probe damage with awl, removing
any glass, metal, or other debris,
and determine angle of
2. Drill out all damaged material
using smallest hollow drill cutter
available, and select tee unit (1)
(see Tables 2-9 through 2-11 at the
end of this section).