GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION. (cont)
Disposition of Components and/or Parts. (cont)
Turn in. Components and/or parts should be turned over to your immediate supervisor (motor sergeant,
motor officer, section chief, etc.) who will in turn dispose of them in accordance with local policy and standing operating
Get rid of. Parts that are metal or contain metal (lockwashers, cotter pins, gaskets, etc.) should be
disposed of in accordance with local policy and standing operating procedures (SOP). Parts that are not made of metal
(gaskets, seals, packings, etc.) should be disposed of in a refuse container.
Maintenance Forms and Records. Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment
maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM 738-750, as contained in the Maintenance Management Update.
Lubrication. Keep a light coat of lubricating oil (PL - medium or PL -special) on parts during repair
procedures to prevent rusting. Lubricate parts during repair and assembly as required by LO 9-2350-304-12.
Air Induction System Maintenance. When working on the air induction system, always keep in mind that
the systems function is to provide the engine with clean air. Always protect the engine against severe damage from dirt,
dust and foreign objects. Do everything you can to keep dirt out of the system. The following maintenance practices must
be followed any time you are working on the air induction system.
Never start the engine without the air induction system completely installed.
Always protect the system when it is disassembled by closing off all ducts leading to the engine with
heavy paper and tape.
Take off paper and tape and wipe all dirt out of the system before reassembling.
Always make sure seals are airtight and in top condition. Replace any seals that are cracked, split, torn
Before taking off any hydraulic hoses, tubes or electrical harnesses, tag them to show location. Tagging
saves time and avoids errors. Remove tags after parts are installed.