PMCS PROCEDURES (CONT).
If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 Report it to your supervisor
When you do your PMICS, you will always need a rag or two. Following are checks that are common to the entire
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serous problem. Clean as
you work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent (P-D-680) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you clean
rubber or plastic material. Upholstery can be cleaned with soap and water and a clean, damp cloth.
Rust and Corrosion. Check Heater body and frame for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal corrosion exists,
clean and apply a thin coat of oil Report It to your supervisor.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You
cant try them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find a bolt, nut, or
screw you think is loose, tighten it or report it to your supervisor.
Weld. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld,
report It to your supervisor.
Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked, frayed, or broken insulation bare wires, and loose or
broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors Report any damaged wires to your supervisor.
Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear damage and leaks, and make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet
spots show leaks, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose fitting or
connector, tighten It. If something is broken or worn out, report it to your supervisor.
When you check for "operating condition," you look at the component to see if its serviceable.
DO NOT use diesel fuel, gasoline, or benzene (benzol) for cleaning.
DO NOT SMOKE when using cleaning solvent. NEVER USE IT NEAR AN OPEN FLAME. Be sure there is a
fire extinguisher nearby and use cleaning solvent only In well-ventilated places.
USE CAUTION when using cleaning solvent. Cleaning solvents evaporate quickly and can irritate exposed
skin if solvents contact skin. In cold weather, contact of exposed skin with cleaning solvents can cause
Only use those authorized cleaning solvents or agents listed In Appendix E.
When cleaning grease buildup or rusty places, use a cleaning solvent Then, apply a thin coat of light oil to affected areas.