CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
CASTINGS, FORGINGS, AND MACHINED METAL PARTS
Drycleaning solvent PD-680 is both toxic and flammable. Avoid prolonged breathing of
vapors and avoid skin contact. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. Flash
point of solvent is 138F (59C). Serious illness, injury, or loss of life could result from
Clean inner and outer surfaces with drycleaning solvent.
Remove grease and accumulated deposits with a stiff bristle brush.
Check machined surfaces for scoring or obvious damage.
Particles blown by compressed air are hazardous. Make certain the airstream is
directed away from user and other personnel in the area. User must wear safety eye
goggles or face shield to prevent injury when using compressed air. Make certain that
airstream is less than 30 psig.
Blow out all threaded holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning fluids.
ELECTRICAL CABLES, FLEXIBLE HOSE, AND OIL SEALS
Washing oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with drycleaning solvents or
mineral spirits will cause serious damage or destroy the material.
Wash electrical cables and flexible hose with water and soap solution, and wipe dry. Oil seals are
generally damaged during removal, so cleaning will not be necessary because new seals will be used
Refer to TM 9-214 for instructions and procedures covering care and maintenance of antifriction
All components and parts must be checked carefully to determine if they are serviceable for reuse,
can be repaired, or must be scrapped.
DRILLED AND THREADED HOLES AND SURFACES
Inspect for wear, distortion, cracks, or any other damage in or around holes and surfaces.
Inspect threaded areas for wear, distortion, or evidence of cross threading.
Mark all damaged areas for repair or replacement.