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SECTION II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS
AND SERVICES (PMCS)
2-4 GENERAL. To ensure that the generator set is
ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected so
that defects can be discovered and corrected before they
result in serious damage or failure.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor oil
2-4.1 Before You Operate. Always keep in mind the
and coolant leakage (Class I or II) and is able
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before (B)
to perform its combat missions (refer to DA
While You Operate. Always keep in mind the
Of course, you must consider the fluid capacity
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your during (D)
in the item/system being checked/inspected.
When in doubt, notify the next higher level of
AFTER YOU OPERATE. Be sure to perform your
after (A) PMCS.
When operating with Class I or Class II leaks,
continue to check fluid levels as required in
If Your Equipment Fails to Operate. If your
equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter
3 under Troubleshooting for possible problems. Report
All leaks should be reported to the next higher
any malfunctions or failures on the proper DA Form 2404,
level of maintenance.
or refer to DA PAM 738-750.
column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the
2-5 PMCS PROCEDURES
required checks and services. Carefully follow these
instructions. If you do not have the tools, or if the
procedures indicate, complete a DA Form 2404 and
submit it to the next higher level of maintenance.
For general location of the items to be
The "Equipment is not ready/available if.
This column tells you when and why the generator set
cannot be used.
PUrpose of PMCS TABLE. Your Preventive
inspections and care of your equipment required to keep
it in good operating condition.
Purpose of Service Intervals. The interval
The terms "ready/available" and "mission
column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain
capable", refer to the same status: Generator
check or service.
set is on hand and is able to perform its combat
missions, refer to DA PAM 738-750.
Special Instructions. The f o l l o w i n g
guidelines have been provided to help you in classifying
2-5.6 Reporting and Correct ing Deficiencies. If
leaks observed while performing PMCS.
your generator set does not perform as required, refer to
Chapter 3 under Troubleshooting for possible problems.
Class I. Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or
Report any malfunctions or failures on DA Form 2404,
discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
refer to DA PAM 738-750.
Class II. Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops
but not enough to cause drops to drip from item being
Removal of Assemblies/Equipment to Per-
form PMCS. There is no requirement to remove assem-
Class III. Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops
blies/equipment prior to performing the PMCS.
that fall from the item being checked/inspected.