EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES (Con't).
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should
always be observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before
applicable procedures. You must observe these WARNINGs to prevent
serious injury to yourself and others, and CAUTIONs to prevent your
equipment from being damaged.
Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must perform to
check or service the item listed in the Item to Check/Service column to know if the equipment
is ready or available for its intended mission or for operation. You must perform the
procedure at the time stated in the interval column.
Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you
what faults will keep your equipment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If
you make check and service procedures that show faults listed in this column, the equipment
is not mission-capable. Follow-standard operating procedures for maintaining the equipment
or reporting equipment failure.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES.
Always perform PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've
had some practice, you'll spot anything wrong in a hurry. If the truck does not perform as
required, refer to the appropriate troubleshooting procedure in Chapter 3, Section II.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you
find something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervisor.
Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the
applicable interval and prepare all the tools you need to make all the checks. You'll always
need a rag (Item 15, Appendix D) or two.
Dry cleaning solvent is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective
goggles and gloves, and use only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO
NOT use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvent's flash point
is 100°F-130°F (38°C-59°C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning
solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help. If solvent contacts
eyes, immediately wash your eyes and get medical aid.