GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS--Continued
Compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful vapors,
and are harmful to skin and clothing. To avoid injury or
death, keep away from open fire and use in a well-ventilated
area. If compound gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately
with soap and water.
Castings, Forgings, and Machined Metal Parts:
Clean inner and outer surfaces with cleaning compound.
Remove grease and accumulated deposits with a scrub brush.
Compressed air used for cleaning or drying purposes,
or for clearing restrictions, should never exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). Wear protective clothing (goggles/shield and
gloves) and use caution to avoid injury to personnel.
Clear out all threaded holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning fluids.
Do not wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible
hoses with cleaning compounds or mineral spirits.
Serious damage or destruction of material may result.
Oil Seals, Electrical Cables, and Flexible Hoses
Wash electrical cables and flexible hoses with solution of water and soap and wipe dry.
Clean bearings in accordance with TM 9-214.
All damaged areas should be marked for repair
All components and parts must be carefully checked to determine it they are serviceable for reuse, can
be repaired, or must be scrapped.
Inspect drilled and tapped (threaded) holes for the following:
Wear, distortion, cracks, and any other damage in or around holes.
Threaded areas for wear, distortion (stretching), and any evidence of cross-threading.