2-12. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Continued)
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves and use only in
a well ventilated area. Avoid allowing solvent to contact skin, eyes and clothes and don't breathe vapors.
Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, get
fresh air immediately and get medical aid. If solvent comes in contact with skin or clothing, wash with
water. If solvent gets in your eyes, flush eyes with water and get medical aid immediately.
f. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. The number column is the source for
the numbers used on the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously wrong, report it to
organizational maintenance RIGHT NOW.
(1) Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean
as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you
clean rubber or plastic material.
(2) Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. You can't try them all with
a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint,
-V bare metal or rust around bolt heads. Report it to organizational
maintenance if you can't tighten it.
(3) Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to organizational maintenance.
(4) Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires and loose or broken
connectors. Report damaged or loose wiring to organizational maintenance.
(5) Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet
spots show leaks but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If leakage comes from a loose fitting or
connector, report it to organizational maintenance. If something is broken or worn out report it to organizational
(6) Vehicle must be on level ground in order to get correct fluid level measurement.
g. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leaks affect 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 and REMEMBER when in doubt, notify your supervisor.