CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-28. FLAT BASE RIM TUBE TIRE MAINTENANCE (MULTIPIECE RIMS)(Con't).
c. MOUNTING (Con't)
When using new tubes, always ensure that valve core is removed before initial
(a) Inspect all rim components to ensure that they are properly seated. Place tire and rim
assembly in inflation safety cage (see paragraph 2-3).
(b) Using a pneumatic tire inflator-gage and an extension airhose, inflate tire to 40 psi (276
kPa) to seat tire beads. If tire beads do not seat, deflate and demount tire, correct the problem,
mount tire using additional tire and rim lubricant on both tire beads, then repeat this step.
(c) Visually check to ensure that all rim components are properly seated, then allow tire to
deflate. This will center the tube in tire and rim.
(d) Install valve core in valve stem (see paragraph 2-26).
(e) Inflate tire to normal operating pressure. Visually inspect all rim components to ensure
that they are properly seated.
(f) Install valve cap finger-tight.
(g) Remove rim and tire assembly from inflation safety cage.