T . O . 35 C2-3-442-2
T M 5-6115-457-34
FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY
a . Mark alignment marks on plate (4)
and fuel tank (15) to insure proper
The baffled fuel tank stores fuel for
generator set operation and is located within
9 - 2 0 . CLEANING.
the base assembly. The fuel tank assembly
a. Remove old gaskets (5) using a suit-
assembly, and a needle valve. The fuel
a b l e scraper.
fuel tank and transmits a signal to the fuel
gauge on the control cubicle, which indi-
Cleaning Solvents are flammable and
cates a reading corresponding to that of the
moderately toxic to skin, eyes and
fuel level transmitter. The needle valve
respiratory tract. Eye and skin
permits draining of the fuel tank and
protect ion required. Good general
removal of water and sediment from the
ventilation is normally adequate.
b. Clean parts and exterior of fuel tank
with an approved cleaning solvent and dry
fuel tank as follows:
c. Clean interior of fuel tank with clean
a. Refer to Operator and Organizational
Maintenance Manual and drain fuel tank.
fuel oil. Agitate fuel tank to loosen sedi-
ment and pour fuel from tank. Repeat pro-
b. Disconnect stowage tool box (19) by
cedure until all sediment is removed from
removing screws (16), nuts (17), and
c. Remove filler panels (14, 15, and 23),
Steam cleaning creates hazardous noise
bracket (26), and rear tank stops (29).
levels and severe bum and eye injury
potential. Eye, skin and ear protec-
d. Loosen clamp and remove fuel filler
hose from fuel tank.
e. D i s c o n n e c t electrical connector from
fuel tank fuel level transmitter.
d. If sediment can not be removed by
performing step c. or fuel tank is to be
f. Tag and disconnect fuel and vent
repaired by welding, steam clean tank to
lines from fuel tank and plug lines.
remove sediment or to purge tank of fuel
g. Remove fuel tank straps (52).
e. Clean old sealant from pipe threads
h. Remove the fuel tank (53) from the
using a wire brush.
base through the stowage-tool box opening.
9 - 1 9 . DISASSEMBLY.
fuel tank assembly in the order of index
a. Shake transmitter float to check for
numbers assigned. Pay particular attention
fuel in float which would indicate a crack or
to the following:
hole in float.