PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES INCLUDING
LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS -- CONTINUED
EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES -- CONTINUED
6. Other Table Entries. Be sure to observe all special information and notes that appear in the table.
THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE DOING PMCS.
1. Always do PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you have had some
practice, you will spot anything wrong in a hurry.
2. When performing PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along the tools needed to make the check or service.
Always take along clean wiping rags (item 45, WP 0130 00).
3. Keep the vehicle and individual components clean. Dirt, grease, oil and debris may conceal a serious problem.
Clean as you go. Use dry-cleaning solvent (item 11, WP 0130 00) on all surfaces. Use mild soap and water to
clean rubber or plastic parts. Avoid spraying water directly into engine air intakes.
4. Check all attaching hardware for looseness. Tighten loose hardware before operating vehicle. For hardware that
requires staking, lockwires or nylon fasteners, notify unit maintenance.
5. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. Report all bad welds to unit
maintenance for repair before operating the vehicle.
6. Look for cracked or broken electrical insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose
connectors and make sure wires are in good shape before operating the vehicle.
7. Look for fluid leaks from hoses and fittings. Check for wear and damage to hoses and fluid lines and be sure
clamps and fittings are tight. Report all stains, wet spots, and leaks to unit maintenance.
8. Check all fluids for contamination. If contamination such as rust, water or sediment is found in the fluid, notify unit
maintenance before operating the vehicle.
9. Perform PMCS more often to compensate for continuous operation and abnormal conditions such as high or low
temperatures, prolonged periods of high rate operation, continued operation in sand, dust or exposure to moisture
or salt which may cause excessive wear or damage.
10. Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be
made to prevent the problem in future items.
11. While corrosion is typically associated with rusting metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials such
as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling or breaking of these materials may be a corrosion
12. If a problem is identified, it can be reported using Standard Form 368, Quality Deficiency Report. Use of key
words such as corrosion, rust, deterioration or cracking will assure that the information is identified as a
The form should be submitted to:
US. Army Tank--automotive
and Armament Command
Warren, MI 48397-5000
13. Classification of Fluid Leaks. The following definitions concern types/classes of fluid leakage. Each crewmember
must be familiar with these definitions in order to determine whether or not the vehicle is mission capable: