GENERAL MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES (Contd)
GENERAL CLEANING PROCEDURES (Contd)
Skysol 100 solvent is combustible; DO NOT use or store near heat,
sparks, flame, or other ignition sources. Use mechanical ventilation
whenever product is used in a confined space, heated above
ambient temperatures, or agitated. Keep container sealed when not
in use. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Contact with Skysol 100 may cause skin irritation. Use chemical-
resistant gloves. In case of skin contact, remove any contaminated
clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Wash
contaminated clothing before reuse. Eye contact may cause
irritation, tearing, or blurring of vision. Use face shield or goggles
when eye contact may occur. In case of eye contact, flush eyes with
large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes or until irritation
subsides. Inhalation may cause irritation to upper respiratory
passages. DO NOT have food or drink in the vicinity. Failure to
comply may result in injury to personnel.
8. Clean machined-tooled parts with Skysol 100 solvent and dry with compressed air.
9. Clean machined surfaces with Skysol 100 solvent and dry with lint-free cloth.
10. Use compressed air to blow out all tapped screw holes where gasket material covers mating surfaces.
This will clear holes from any deteriorating gasket material.
GENERAL INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Procedures for inspections are the same for many parts and components that make up subassemblies.
Dimensional standards for parts have been fixed at extremely close tolerances, so use specification tables
located throughout this manual. Use specified inspection equipment for inspections where cracks and other
damage cannot be seen. Exercise extreme care in all phases of inspection and adhere to the following
1. When inspecting castings perform the following inspections:
a. Inspect all ferrous and non-ferrous castings for cracks using a magnifying glass and a strong
b. Check areas around studs, pipe plugs, threaded inserts, and sharp corners. Replace all cracked
c. Inspect machined surfaces for nicks, burrs, or raised metals. Mark damaged areas for repair or
d. Inspect all pipe plugs, pipe plug openings, screws, and screw openings for damaged or stripped
e. Using a straightedge or surface plate, check all gasket mating surfaces, flanges on housings, and
supports for warpage. Visually inspect mating flanges for discolorations. This may indicate
Check all castings for conformance to applicable repair standards.
2. Refer to TM 9-214 for inspection of bearings. Check all bearings for conformance to applicable repair
3. Replace studs, bolts, and screws if threads are damaged, bent, loose, or stretched.