Dirt, grease, oil, and debris may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you check.
Following precautions printed on container, use dry cleaning solvent (SD-2)
(Item 108, Appendix D) on all metal surfaces. On rubber or plastic material, use
soap and water.
(1) Check all bolts, nuts, and screws. If loose, bent, broken or missing, either tighten or
report conditions to organizational maintenance.
(2) Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps at welds. If a bad weld is found, report
situation to organizational maintenance.
(3) Inspect electrical wires and connectors for cracked or broken insulation, Also look
for bare wires, loose or broken connections. Tighten loose connections. Report other
problems to organizational maintenance.
(4) Check hoses and fluid lines for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and
fittings are tight. (See para 3-5 for information on leaks.)
d. Not Ready Condition. If a vehicle is not able to perform the described mission,
equipment will be reported as not ready or unavailable. Refer to TM 38-750, Chapter 4,
e. Correct Assembly or Stowage. Check each component for installation as an assembly,
in the right place, and with no missing parts.
and Gasket Leakage. Wetness around seals, gaskets, fittings or
connections indicate leakage. A stain also denotes leakage. If a fitting or connector is loose,
tighten it. If broken or defective, report it. Use the following as a guide:
a. Class I. Seepage indicated by wetness or discoloration not great enough to form drops.
b. Class II. Leakage great enough to form drops but not enough to cause drops to drip
from item being checked/ inspected.
c. Class III. Leakage great enough to form drops that fall from the item being
Operation is allowable with Class I or II leakage. You must, of course, consider
fluid capacity of the item/system. When in doubt, notify your supervisor. When
operating with Class I or II leaks, check fluid levels as required in the PMCS.
Class III leaks must be reported immediately to your supervisor or to