GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES (Cont).
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, is toxic and flammable. Always
wear protective goggles and gloves, and use only in a well-ven-
tilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO
NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or excessive
heat. The solvents 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, immedi-
ately wash your eyes and get medical aid.
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and
may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry clean-
ing solvent (Item 17, Appendix D) on all metal surfaces. Use detergent (Item 4,
Appendix D) and water when you clean rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces.
Rust and Corrosion. Check metal parts for rust and corro-
sion. If any bare metal or corrosion exists, clean and apply a light coat of lubricating
oil (Item 14, Appendix D). Report it to your supervisor.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check bolts, nuts, and screws for
obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You cant try them all with a
tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find one
you think is loose, tighten it.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where
parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld, report it to your supervisor.
Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken
insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors and
ensure that the wires are in good condition.
Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and signs
of leaks. Ensure that clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots indicate leaks, but a
stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose
fitting or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report it to your
Fluid Leakage. It is necessary for you to know how fluid
leakage affects the status of your truck. The following are definitions of the types/
classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of your truck.
Learn and be familiar with them, and remember - when in doubt, notify your supervi-