GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Castings, Forgings, and Machined Metal Parts.
Clean inner and outer surfaces with detergent (Item 11, WP 0235 00) and dry with clean rags (Item 28, WP 0235
Remove grease and accumulated deposits with a scrub brush.
Compressed air used for cleaning or drying purposes, or for clearing restrictions, should never exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). Wear protective clothing (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.) and use caution to avoid injury to person-
Clear all threaded holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning fluids.
DO NOT wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with dry cleaning solvent or mineral spirits.
Serious damage or destruction of material will result.
Oil Seals, Electrical Cables, and Flexible Hoses. Wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with a solution of
detergent (Item 11, WP 0235 00) and water, and wipe dry with a clean rag (Item 28, WP 0235 00).
Bearings. Clean bearings in accordance with TM 9-214.
PRESERVATION OF PARTS
Unpainted metal parts that will not be installed immediately after cleaning may be covered with a thin coat of lubricat-
ing oil (Item 19, WP 0235 00).
On painted areas where paint has been removed, paint in accordance with procedures outlined in TM 43-0139 and TB
For camouflage painting instructions, refer to FM 5-20.
All damaged areas should be marked for repair or replacement.
All components and parts must be carefully checked to determine if they are serviceable for use, can be repaired or must
Inspect drilled and tapped (threaded) holes for the following:
Wear, distortion, cracks, and any other damage in or around holes.
Threaded areas for wear distortion (stretching) and evidence of cross-threading.
Inspect metal lines, flexible lines or hoses, and metal fittings and connectors for the following:
Metal lines for sharp kinks, cracks, bad bends, and dents.
Flexible lines or hoses for fraying, evidence of leakage, and loose metal fittings or connectors.
Metal fittings and connectors for thread damage and worn or rounded hex heads.