GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
General. All components and parts must be carefully inspected to determine if they are serviceable for reuse or if they
must be replaced.
Drilled and Tapped (Threaded) Holes.
Inspect for wear, distortion (stretching), cracks, or any other damage in or around holes.
Inspect threaded areas for wear, distortion, or evidence of cross-threading.
If damage is noted, entire part should be replaced.
Inspect for breaks, cracks, dents, and rust damage.
Particularly check areas around studs, screw openings, and sharp corners.
WAR N I N G
To ensure survivability of personnel, welding repairs on armor kit are NOT authorized. If armor plates are
damaged, they must be replaced. Failure to follow this warning may cause failure of armor, resulting in
injury or death to personnel.
Replace any damaged armor plate. DO NOT repair by welding.
Bolts and Screws. Replace if threads are damaged, bent, loose, or stretched.
Studs. If studs are damaged, repair or replace as necessary.
Rubber Seals. Replace seal if damaged, cracked, or shows signs of excessive wear.
CAU T I ON
Whenever paint is applied, care must be taken to prevent covering up installation aid markings (THIS SIDE
UP, up arrows , etc.). These installation aid markings must be protected during paint application by using
masking tape, paper, etc.
Parts must be painted in accordance with TB 43-0209, Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicles,
Construction Equipment, and Materials Handling Equipment, and TB 43-0242, CARC Spot Painting.
STANDARD TOOL REQUIREMENTS
The following are general practices regarding the use of tools:
Always use the proper tool kit and tools for the procedure being performed.
Ensure that tools are clean and lubricated to reduce wear and to prevent rust.
Keep track of tools. DO NOT be careless with them.
Return tools to toolbox when finished with repair or maintenance.
Return toolboxes and tools to tool storage when not in use.
Inventory tools before and after each use.
Some maintenance tasks may require special or fabricated tools. The "Initial Setup" of the procedure will specify any
special or fabricated tools needed to perform that procedure. Use these special tools only for the maintenance procedures
for which they are designed or called out. If you are unfamiliar with a required tool, see your supervisor.