PMCS PROCEDURES (CONT).
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
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
supervisor f.When you do your PMCS, you will always need a rag or two. Following are checks that are common to the
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious 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.
Rust and Corrosion. Check Heater body and frame for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or
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.
Welds. 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.