on DA Form 2404 and recorded on the organiza-
(2) C l e a n . Clean the unit as outlined in
tional maintenance record of the equipment log.
dirt, and other foreign material.
(3) T i g h t e n . A l l t i g h t e n i n g o p e r a t i o n s
a. Automatically Applied. All of the general
s h o u l d be performed with sufficient
procedures given in the operator's manual will
w r e n c h torque (force on the wrench
be followed. Organizational mechanics must be
handle) to tighten the unit according
so thoroughly trained in these procedures that
t o good mechanical practice. Use a
t h e y apply them automatically at all times in
torque-indicating wrench where speci-
the performance of their duties.
fied. Do not overtighten, as this may
b. Operator Participation. T h e o p e r a t o r
strip threads or cause distortion.
usually accompanies the equipment and assists
Tightening will always be understood
t h e organizational mechanics in the perform-
t o include the correct installation of
ance of organization periodic services.
lockwasher, locknuts, locking wire, or
c. Plates. Nameplates, caution plates, and in-
c o t t e r pins, to secure the tightened
struction plates made of steel rust very rapidly.
When they are found to be in a rusty condition,
e. Special Conditions. When conditions make
they should be thoroughly cleaned and heavily
it difficult to perform the complete preventive-
coated with an application of lacquer. Refer to
maintenance procedures at one time, they can
sometimes be handled in sections. Plan to com-
d. Services. Organization services are de-
plete all operations within the week, if possible.
fined by, and restricted to the following general
All available time at-halts and in bivouac areas
procedures unless approval has been given by
m a y be utilized, if necessary, to assure that
the direct or general support maintenance
maintenance operations are completed.
163. Specific Procedures for Organization
(1) A d j u s t . Make all necessary adjust-
Table 12 gives the specific procedures
ments in accordance with instructions
performed on the test stand by organizational
c o n t a i n e d in the pertinent section of
personnel for each monthly "M" service.
this technical manual.