b. Lubricate the air compressor in accordance
(4) Remove the four nuts and lockwash-
with the current lubrication order.
ers that secure the air compressor to
the bottom of the crate and remove
c. Remove the fuel tank cap and fill the fuel
the air compressor,
tank with the proper grade of gasoline. Install
b. Models BMW-452-ENG and BMW-
the fuel tank cap.
Warning: Do not fill the fuel tank while
(1) Place the air compressor as close to
the engine is running. Be sure there are no
the point where it is to be used as pos-
open flames that may ignite the fuel vapors
while the tank is being filled. Always pro-
(2) Remove the belt guard and box con-
vide a metal-to-metal contact between the
taining the hose assembly, tire gage,
container and tank to prevent a spark from
globe valve, and starter rope.
being generated as gasoline flows over the
Material and Devices
or Setting-Up Instructions
Prepare the compressor for inspection and/
or operation as outlined on the DA Form 2258,
which will be found fastened to the compressor
stalled on a level site, clear of obstacles, and
in a conspicuous location.
with ample ventilation.
b. Istallation. When preparing for a per-
of Separately Packed
manent installation, construct the base as out-
will be sufficient space on all sides for servic-
Install the tire gage, hose assembly, and
ing and operation of the unit. For temporary
installation, move the air compressor as close to
the worksite as practical. Avoid, if possible,
of New Equipment
dusty or sandy locations. Use boards or other
a. Make a thorough visual inspection of the
material for a base in areas where the ground
may have occured in shipment.
c. Indoor Installation. Keep the area well
b. Inspect the compressor assembly for oil
ventilated at all times so that the air compres-
sor will receive a maximum supply of air. In-
stall a gastight exhaust line to pipe the ex-
c. Inspect all safety valves for cracks,
haust gases to the outside. Use as few bends
breaks, and damage.
in the line as possible. Provide metal shields
d. Examine the shipping papers to see that
for the exhaust lines where they pass through
the equipment listed has been received.
flammable walls. Wrap the exhaust lines with
e. Inspect the spark plug and cable. See that
asbestos if there is any danger of anyone touch-
the plug is firmly seated and that the cable is
Warning: Do not operate the air compres-
f. Inspect the fuel lines and carburetor. See
sor in an enclosed area unless the exhaust
that the carburetor is securely mounted and the
gases are piped to the outside. Inhalation of
fuel line is not cracked or broken.
exhaust fumes will result in serious illness or
g. Correct any deficiencies noted or report
them to field maintenance.
of Used Equipment
2-6. Servicing New Equipment
Inspect the air compressor, following the
a. Perform the applicable daily services