GENERAL MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES (Contd)
GENERAL INSPECTION PROCEDURES (Contd)
4. Inspect all gears for cracks, using a magnifying glass and strong light. No cracks are allowed. Inspect
gear teeth for wear, sharp fins, burrs, and galled or pitted surfaces. Check keyway slots for wear
5. Check all bushings and bushing-type bearings for secure fit, evidence of overheating, wear, burrs,
nicks, and out-of-round condition. Check for dirt in lubrication holes or grooves. Holes and grooves
must be clean and free from damage.
6. All seals must be replaced with new seals.
7. Inspect core hole expansion plugs for leakage. Replace plugs when leakage is present.
8. Inspect machine-tooled parts for cracks, breaks, elongated holes, wear, and chips.
9. Inspect machined surfaces for cracks, evidence of wear, burrs, nicks, pitted surfaces, and scratches.
10. Inspect mated surfaces for remains of old gaskets or seals, evidence of leakage, pitting, and secure fit.
11. Inspect surfaces for rust, pitting, holes, and severe damage.
12. Inspect oil bathed internal parts for cracks, nicks, burrs, evidence of overheating, and wear.
13. Inspect air actuated internal parts for cracks, nicks, burrs, evidence of overheating, and wear.
14. Inspect externally exposed parts for breaks, cracks, rust damage, and wear.
GENERAL REPAIR PROCEDURES
Use the appropriate Work Package (WP) within this manual for the part or component being repaired and
the guidelines listed below.
Repaired items must be thoroughly cleaned to remove metal chips
and abrasives. Metal chips and abrasives can enter working parts
of vessel and cause damage to equipment.
All cracked castings must be replaced. Only minor repairs to machined surfaces, flanges, and gasket
mating surfaces are permitted. Use the following methods to remove minor nicks, burrs, and/or
a. File with a fine mill file.
b. Wipe surface with a crocus cloth dipped in cleaning solvent.
c. Smooth rough surfaces using a surface plate.
2. Remachining of machined surfaces to repair damage, warpage, or uneven surfaces is not permitted.
3. Repair damaged threaded pipe plugs and/or screw threads with a screw tapper. Repair oversized holes
with threaded inserts.
4. Refer to TM 9-214 for repair of bearings.
5. Replace all bent and stretched studs. Repair minor thread damage with a thread die. Use the
following methods to replace studs having stripped or damaged threads:
a. Use a stud remover to remove studs. Back studs out slowly to avoid heat buildup and seizure,
which can cause stud to break off.
b. If studs break off too short to use a stud remover, use a stud extractor to remove studs, or use
c. Broken studs can be removed by welding a nut or bar stock to stud and removing with wrench.