GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION.
Soak oily or greasy metal parts in a tank containing dry cleaning solvent (SD2). The time parts must be
in solvent varies with the type and amount or material to be removed.
Do not use solvent to clean electrical insulation, wires, cables or wiring harnesses. Clean these parts by
wiping with a damp cloth. Use a mild soap solution if necessary. Dry immediately with clean dry cloths. Clean contact
points with flint abrasive paper and dust thoroughly after cleaning.
Do not use solvent to clean rubber parts. Clean rubber parts by washing with mild solution of soap and
Dry parts by blowing with low pressure compressed air or wiping with clean, lint-free cloths.
Bearings should be cleaned by procedures in TM 9-214.
Paint metal surfaces after repair, as required. Sand damaged paint areas. Apply one coat of rust
inhibitor primer (Spec TT-P-659). Allow primer to dry a minimum of 30 minutes before applying enamel. Paint with enamel
to match existing color. Use a white enamel (Spec TT-E-489) or olive drab enamel (Spec TT-E-529).
Painting. Look in TM 43-0139 and AR 750-58 for ways to paint and supplies to use. Look in TM 5-200 for
ways to camouflage parts.
Welds. Inspect and repair welds as shown in TM 9-327.
Tagging Parts. Before you turn in a bad part to support maintenance, write down the faults or fault
symptoms on a tag. Then tag each bad part with the information.
Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIRs). If your equipment needs improvement, let
us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you do not like about your equipment. Let
us know why you do not like the design. Tell us why a procedure is hard to perform. Put the improvement on an SF 368
(Quality Deficiency Report). Mail SF 368 to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical
Command, ATTN: DRSMC-MAO, Rock Island, IL 61299. We will send you a reply.
Disposition of Components and/or Parts. When you are removing components and/or parts from your
vehicle, you will notice that the manual tells you either to turn in or get rid of an item. The guidelines below should be
followed at all times.