5-6. GENERAL LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Clean Fitting Before Lubricating. Clean parts with drycleaning solvent, (item 21, Appendix E), or
equivalent. Dry before lubricating.
Lubricate After Fording. If fording occurs, lubricate all fittings below fording depth. Fording is not
Lubrication After High-Pressure Washing. After washing, lubricate all grease fittings and oil can points
outside and underneath Heater.
Warranty Hard-time Statement. For equipment under manufacturers warranty, hard-time oil service
intervals shall be followed. Intervals shall be shortened if lubricants are known to be contaminated or if operation is under
adverse conditions (such as longer than usual operating hours, extended idling periods, or extreme dust).
5-7. PMCS INTRODUCTION.
PMCS means systematic caring, inspecting, and servicing equipment to keep it in good condition and to prevent
breakdowns. To be sure that the Heater is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected systematically so that
defects may be discovered and corrected before they result in serious damage or failure. Use a DA Form 2404
(Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any deficiencies and shortcomings. You DO NOT need to
record faults that you fix.
5-8. PMCS PROCEDURES.
Your PMCS, Table 5-1, lists inspections and care required to keep your Heater in good operating condition.
The "INTERVAL" column of Table 5-1 tells you when to do a certain check or service.
The "PROCEDURE" column of Table 5-1 tells you how to do required checks and services. Carefully follow
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.).
If the Heater does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3, Section II (page 3-1), or Chapter 4, Section IV
(page 4-12), Troubleshooting.
If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. IMMEDIATELY report it to your
When you do your PMCS, you will always need a rag or two. Following are checks that are common to the