Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) AND
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) means systematic caring, inspecting, and servicing equipment to
keep it in good condition and to prevent breakdowns. As the Heaters operator, your mission 1, to:
Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you operate the Heater Always do your PMCS In the same order, so it
gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice, youll quickly spot anything wrong
Do your BEFORE PMCS just before you operate the Heater. Pay attention to WARNINGs. CAUTIONs, and
Do your DURING PMCS while you operate the Heater. During operation means to monitor the Heater and its
related components while it is actually being operated. Pay attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.
Do your AFTER PMCS right after operating the Heater Pay attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.
Do your WEEKLY PMCS once a week.
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that you discover
before, during, or after operation, unless you can fix them. You DO NOT need to record faults that you fix.
Be prepared to assist organizational maintenance when they lubricate the Heater. Perform any other services
when required by organizational maintenance.
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, Table 2-1, lists inspections and care required to keep your
Heater in good operating condition. It is set up so you can make your BEFORE OPERATION checks as you walk around
The "INTERVAL" column of Table 2-1 tells you when to do a certain check or service.
The "PROCEDURE" column of Table 2-1 tells you how to do required checks and services. Carefully follow these
instructions. If you do not have tools, or if the procedure tells you to, notify your supervisor.
Terms "ready/available" and "mission capable" refer to the same status: Equipment is on hand
and ready to perform its combat missions (See DA Pam 738-750
The "NOT FULLY MISSION CAPABLE IF:" column in Table 2-1 tells you when your Heater is non-mission capable
and why the Heater cannot be used.
If the Heater does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3, Section II, Troubleshooting (page 3-1).