Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as
you work and as needed. use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you
clean rubber or plastic material.
Bolts, nuts and screws: Check that they are not loose, missing, bent or broken. You cant try them all with a
tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal or rust around bolt heads. Tighten any that you find loose.
Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to direct support.
Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires and loose or broken
connectors. Tighten loose connections and make sure the wires are in good condition.
Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage and leaks. Make sure damps and fittings are tight. Wet
spots show leaks, of course, but a stain around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose fitting
or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, either correct it or report it to direct support (refer to MAC
It is necessary for you to know how fluid leaks affect the status of your equipment. The following are definitions of
the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of your equipment. Learn and
be familiar with them and REMEMBER When in doubt, notify you supervisor.
LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PMCS
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from the
item being checked/inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked/inspected.
Perform Operator/Crew PMCS prior to or in conjunction with Organizational PMCS if:
There is a delay between the daily operation and the Organizational PMCS.
Regular operator is not assisting/participating.