2.2.4 Special Instructions. Preventive maintenance is not limited to performing the checks and ser-
vices listed in the PMCS table. Covering unused receptacles, stowing unused accessories, and other rou-
tine procedures such as equipment inventory, cleaning components, and touch-up painting are not listed
in the table. These are things you should do any time you see that they need to be done. If a routine
check is listed in the PMCS table, it is because experience has shown that problems may occur with this
item. Take along the tools and cleaning cloths needed to perform the required checks and services. Use
the information in the following paragraphs to help you identify problems at any time. Use the following
information to help identify potential problems before and during checks and services.
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 pro-
tect eyes and skin. Wash exposed skin thoroughly. Do not smoke or
use near open flame or excessive heat. Failure toobserve this warning
can cause severe personal Injury or death.
C A U T I O N
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 re-
ceptacles for serviceability. If deficiencies are found, report them to the next higher level of mainte-
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 mainte-
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