e. 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!
Leakage Definitions for Organizational PMCS
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
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakages (Class I or Class II).
Of course, consideration must be given to the fluid capacity in the item/
system being checked/inspected. When in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Table 4-2. Organizational Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Item To Be Inspected
Procedure: Check for and have repaired, filled,
or adjusted as needed.
Perform operator/crew PMCS prior to or in conjunction with organizational
a. There is a delay between the daily operation of the equipment and the
b. Regular operator is not assisting/participating.
a. Check for any broken, cracked lenses, or unserviceable lights and
replace if necessary.
AIR RESERVOIR AND LINES
Check air reservoir and air lines for damage and tight connections.
a. Check for missing lug nuts.
b. Check lug nuts for tightness. Torque to 450 Ib-ft.
c. Check wheels for damage. Replace wheels if found to be defective.
d. Check wheel bearings. Clean, repack, install and adjust.
e. Check brakes. Replace damaged or worn parts.