8-4.1. RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (24-STUD) (Cont'd)
Tighten locknuts (1) to 85 lb-ft (115 N·m) in tightening sequence shown.
Tighten locknuts (1) to 110 lb-ft (149 N·m) in tightening sequence shown.
Check wheel assembly (4) for gaps at each stud (2). Use 0.0015 in. (0.038 mm) thickness gauge to
detect gaps. If gaps are detected, disassemble and reassemble wheel assembly (4) and recheck for
gaps. If gaps are still detected, replace outer rim half (3).
· Always use an OSHA approved tire inflation cage for inflation
purposes. Stand on one side of the cage during inflation; never
directly in front. Keep hands out of cage during inflation. Inflate
assembly to recommended pressure using a clip-on air chuck. Do
not exceed 50 psi (345 kPa) cold-inflation pressure. Failure to
follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death.
· Never inflate a wheel assembly without having checked wheel
locknut torques to ensure the wheel locknuts are tightened to
specifications. An assembly with improperly tightened locknuts
could separate under pressure, resulting in serious injury
Place wheel assembly (4) in safety cage and inflate tire to recommended tire pressure (TM 9-2320-387-10).
FOLLOW-ON TASK: Balance tire (TM 9-2320-387-24-1).