ARMY TM 9-6115-639-13
AIR FORCE TO 35C2-3-386-51
MARINE CORPS TM 10155A-13/1
2-4. CLEANING AGENTS.
Cleaning solvents are flammable and toxic to eyes, skin, and
respiratory tract. Skin and eye protections are required when
working in contact with cleaning solvents. Avoid prolonged or
repeated contact. Work in well ventilated area only. Keep away
from heat, sparks, and open flame. Do not smoke while using
cleaning solvent. Failure to observe this warning can result in
injury or death to personnel
When cleaning inside of enclosure, engine must be COLD (same
temperature as outside air). DO NOT point water stream directly
at any electrical connection. DO NOT use high pressure water
supply system. Damage to engine, electrical system, and other
components may result.
Only use those authorized cleaning solvents or agents listed in
Appendix E, Expendable and Durable Items List.
a. When using water to clean the generator set enclosure, always cover all air ducts and exhaust
ports with waterproof material. Cover NATO receptacle, fuel fittings, control box assembly, and output
panel. Use water pressure and volume similar to a standard household water supply (50 PSI maximum, 3
gallons per minute).
b. After cleaning, allow generator set to air dry. Do not use compressed air to dry unit. Do not
run engine to decrease drying time.
c. Remove all waterproof material applied in step a. from ducts and other components before
starting generator set.
Keep cleaning solvents, gasoline, and lubricants away from
rubber or soft plastic parts. They will deteriorate material.
d. When cleaning grease buildup or rusty places, use a cleaning solvent, then apply a thin coat of light
oil to affected area.