Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a habit.
Once you have had some practice, you will spot anything wrong in a hurry.
k. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write in on your DA Form 2404. If you find
something seriously wrong, report it to your supervisor RIGHT NOW.
When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along the tools you will need to
make all the checks. Take along a rag. You will always need at least one.
Dry Cleaning Solvent
Combustible - do not use near open flames, near welding areas,
or on hot surfaces.
Prolonged or repeated contact of skin with liquid can cause der-
matitis. Repeated inhalation of vapor can irritate nose and
throat and can cause dizziness.
If any liquid contacts skin or eyes, immediately flush affected
area thoroughly with water. Remove solvent-saturated
clothing. If vapors cause dizziness, go to fresh air.
When handling liquid or when applying it in an air-exhausted, par-
tially covered tank, wear approved gloves.
When handling liquid or when applying it at an unexhausted, un-
covered tank or workbench, wear approved respirator, goggles,
Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a
serious problem. Clean as you work and as needed. Use cleaning solvent (Appendix E,
item 2) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you clean rubber or plastic
Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or
broken condition. You cannot try them all with a tool, of course, but look for chipped
paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find one you think is loose,
tighten it or report it to your supervisor if you cannot tighten it.
Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded
together. If you find a bad weld, report it to your supervisor.
Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and
loose or broken connections. Make sure wires are in good shape.