Dry cleaning solvent used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to
personnel and property. Clean parts in a well-ventilated area. Avoid
inhalation of solvent fumes. Wear goggles and rubber gloves to protect
eyes and skin. Wash exposed skin thoroughly. Do not smoke or use near
open flame or excessive heat. Failure to observe this warning can cause
severe personal injury or death.
Keep cleaning solvents, gasoline and lubricants away from rubber or soft
plastic parts. They will deteriorate material.
Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, and oil get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Use dry
cleaning solvent to clean metal surfaces.
Use soap and water to clean rubber or plastic parts and material.
Check all bolts, nuts, and screws to make sure they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. Do
not try to check them with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt
heads. If you find one loose, report it to the next higher level of maintenance.
Inspect welds for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If a
broken weld is found, report it to the next higher level of maintenance.
Inspect electrical wires, connectors, terminals, and receptacles for cracked or broken insulation,
bare wires, and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors. Examine terminals and
receptacles for serviceability. If deficiencies are found, report them to the next higher level of
Inspect hoses and fluid lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure that clamps and
fittings are tight. Wet spots and stains around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak
comes from a loose connector, or if something is broken or worn out, report it to the next higher
level of maintenance.
2-2.5 Leakage Definitions. You must know how fluid leakage affects the status of your equipment.
The following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the
status of your equipment. Learn and be familiar with them. When in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from the
item being checked/inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked/inspected.