GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
THIS WP COVERS:
General Maintenance Procedures
Tools and Special Tools
Direct and General Support
Tool kit, general mechanic's (item 4, WP 0156 00)
Compound, cleaning (item 4, WP 0159 00)
This WP contains general maintenance instructions that are the responsibility of Direct and General
Support maintenance personnel. These instructions pertain to the cleaning and servicing of components
Make sure that all safety precautions listed in the Warning Summary are followed while performing
maintenance. Pay close attention to all Warnings and Cautions.
Make sure the work area is clean before you begin repair procedures.
Make sure that materials needed for the maintenance task are at hand. These may include
cleaning compound, lubricants, buckets, or other containers for cleaning or for keeping
components separated, clean wiping cloths, and proper tools.
CLEANING OF COMPONENTS, ASSEMBLIES, AND PARTS
To prevent damage to machine-surfaced parts, be sure
to clean the exterior of the component or assembly
Clean exterior of component or assembly before disassembly to keep foreign matter from
Compressed air used for drying or cleaning purposes
must not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa). Wear protective clothing
(goggles and gloves) and use caution to avoid injury
If compressed air is used to clean parts, make sure it is free of dirt and other contaminants.
Protect disassembled parts from dust, blowing sand, and moisture, which can cause rapid wear