GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Refer to TM 5-3508-248-10 and to PMCS (WP 0019 00 and WP 0020 00) for detailed, illustrated instruc-
tions on proper lubrication. The following are some general practices to remember:
Use the correct lubricant.
Clean all fittings prior to lubrication.
Lubricate clean disassembled and new parts to prevent rust.
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM
738-750, as contained in the Maintenance Management Update.
Keep a light coat of lubricating oil (PL - medium or PL - special) on parts during repair procedures to prevent rusting.
Lubricate parts during repair and assembly as required by PMCS (WP 0020 00).
AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
When working on the air induction system, always keep in mind that the system's function is to provide the engine with
clean air. Always protect the engine against severe damage from dirt, dust and foreign objects. Do everything you can to keep
dirt out of the system. The following maintenance practices must be followed anytime you are working on the air induction
Never start the engine without the air induction system completely installed.
Always protect the system when it is disassembled by closing off all ducts leading to the engine with heavy paper and
Take off paper and tape and wipe all dirt out of the system before reassembling.
Always make sure seals are airtight and in top condition. Replace any seals that are cracked, split, torn or hardened.
Clean all hydraulic connections and mating parts with cleaning compound and rags when taking them off. If available,
use compressed air to clean fittings.
Before taking off any hydraulic hoses, tubes, electrical wires harnesses or cables, tag them to show location. Tagging
saves time and avoids errors. Remove tags after parts are installed.
Keep a container under tubes, hoses and fittings even after fluid has been drained.