These are things you should do any time you see they need to be done. If a routine check is listed in the
PMCS table it is because other operators have reported problems with this item. Take along tools and cleaning
cloths needed to perform the required checks and services. Use the information in the following paragraphs to
help you identify problems at any time
Routine inspections. Use the following information to help identify potential problems before and
during checks and services.
Dry-cleaning solvent PD-680 is both toxic and flammable. Wear safety goggles
and gloves and use in a well-ventilated area. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors
and avoid skin contact. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. Flash
point of solvent is 100°F to 138°F (38°C to 590C). If you become dizzy while using
PD-680, get fresh air immediately and get medical aid. If PD-680 contacts eyes,
flush with water and get medical aid immediately.
Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, and oil get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Use
dry-cleaning solvent PD-680, to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or plastic
parts and material
Bolts, nuts, and screws. Check them all to make sure they're not loose, missing, bent, or broken.
Don't try to check them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt
heads. If you find one loose, tighten it or report it to unit maintenance.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If a broken
weld is found, report it to higher level of maintenance.
Electrical wires connectors, terminals and receptacles. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare
wires, and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors and make sure the wires are in
good condition. Examine terminals and receptacles for serviceability
Hoses and fluid lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight.
Wet spots and stains around a fitting or connector can mean a leak if a leak comes from a loose
connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
Leakage Definitions. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects 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. When in doubt, NOTIFY YOUR
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 item being checked/inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item