Compressed air source will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). When cleaning with compressed air,
eyeshields must be worn. Failure to comply may result
in injury to personnel.
a. Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up
a serious problem. Clean work area as needed. Use Skysol-100 on all metal
surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or plastic material. Dry with
compressed air or clean, dry, lint-free cloths (Item 8, WP 0072 00).
b. Bolts, nuts, and screws. Check them all for obvious looseness, missing,
bent, or broken condition. Look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt
heads; if loose, notify unit maintenance.
c. Wiring harnesses, wires, and connectors. Look for cracked or broken
wiring harness insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connectors. If faulty
wiring or loose connections are found, notify unit maintenance.
d. 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, notify unit mainenance. If something
is broken or worn out, notify unit maintenance.
e. Air system components. Look for wear or damage to air lines and fittings.
Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. If damage, wear, or leaks are found, notify
a. It is necessary to know how fluid leaks affect equipment operation and
readiness. The following definitions for types/classes of leakage shall be observed.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakage
(Class I or II) of any fluid except fuel. Of course,
consideration must be given to the fluid capacity in the
item being checked/inspected. When in doubt, notify
When operating with Class I or II leaks, continue to
check fluid level more often than required in the
PMCS. Parts without fluid will stop working and/or
cause equipment damage.
Class III leaks should be reported to your supervisor or
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS (Contd)