GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION. (cont)
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.
(4) 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.
Hydraulic System Maintenance.
Hydraulic fluid may be absorbed through the skin. If hydraulic fluid gets
on your skin, thoroughly wash it off with soap and water as soon as
Always wear safety glasses when working on the hydraulic system. If
hydraulic fluid gets in your eyes, you can be blinded.
Hot equipment can burn you. Wait until hydraulic tubes and hoses are
cool enough to touch before you start work.
Cleaning compound can cause skin rash and can give off harmful
vapors. To avoid injury, use in a well-ventilated area. Wash immediately
with soap and water if compound gets on skin or clothing.
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi. Use
only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment
(goggles/shield, gloves, etc.).