PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION - CONTINUED
GENERAL LUBRICATION PROCEDURES
Lubrication instructions contained in this PMCS are mandatory.
Refer to TM 5-3805-261-10 for Operator Maintenance level lubrication.
Dashed leader lines used in illustrations of lubrication points indicate that lubrication is required on
both sides of the equipment.
Recommended intervals are based on normal conditions of operation, temperature, and humidity. When operating under
extreme conditions, such as high or low temperatures or exposure to sand or dust, lubricants should always be changed
more frequently. Lubricants that have become contaminated will be changed regardless of interval. When in doubt,
notify your supervisor.
When servicing this machine, performing maintenance, or disposing of materials such as engine coolant,
hydraulic fluid, lubricants, battery acids or batteries, and CARC paint, consult your unit/local hazardous
waste disposal center or safety office for local regulatory guidance. If further information is needed, please
contact The Army Environmental Hotline at 1-800-872-3845.
Ensure that all fluids drained as a result of lubrication or maintenance are collected in a suitable container and disposed
of in accordance with local policy and ordinances. Clean up any spills immediately.
Keep all lubricants in a closed container and store in a clean, dry place away from extreme heat. Keep container covers
clean and do not allow dust, dirt or other foreign material to mix with lubricants. Keep all lubrication equipment clean
and ready for use.
Maintain a good record of all lubrication performed and report any problem noted during lubrication. Refer to PAM
738-750 for maintenance forms and procedures to record and report any findings.
Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and low toxic material.
However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. Use protective gloves and goggles. Use in well-ventilated
areas. Keep away from open flames and other sources of ignition.
Keep all external parts of equipment not requiring lubrication free of lubricants. Before lubrication, wipe lubrication fit-
tings with a clean rag (Item 35, WP 0349 00) and solvent cleaning compound (Item 8, WP 0349 00). After lubrication,
wipe off excess oil or grease to prevent accumulation of foreign matter.
Refer to FM 9-207 for lubrication instructions in cold weather.
Refer to AR 70-12 for use of standardized fuels and lubricants.
Engine, transmission, and hydraulic system oil filters shall be changed when:
they are known to be contaminated or clogged;
at prescribed hardtime intervals.