GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Refer to PMCS Introduction (WP 0050 00) and to PMCS (WP 0051 00) for detailed, illustrated instruc-
tions on proper lubrication.
Some general practices to remember:
Use the correct lubricant.
Clean all fittings prior to lubrication.
Lubricate clean disassembled and new parts to prevent rust.
APPLICATION OF ADHESIVES AND SEALING COMPOUNDS
General. Adhesives are recommended in some tasks to ensure and strengthen seals. Sealing compounds are used to seal
parts against moisture. The following information describes their correct use and application.
Adhesive. Adhesive provides
against leakage and
to loosening when used
threaded, slip-fitted, or press-fitting parts. Always use the grade of adhesive specified and never use adhesive when
other retaining means are provided, such as lockwires, lockwashers, lockplates, and fasteners.
Anytime a seal is broken, the part must be thoroughly cleaned to remove any remaining sealing compound and
Thoroughly clean surface before applying sealing compound.
When applying sealing compound, ensure the area is completely covered. Press sealing compound into and around
parts as necessary.
Refer to manufacturer's instructions for time needed to set sealing compound.
STANDARD TOOL REQUIREMENTS
The following are general practices regarding the use of tools:
Always use the proper tool kit and tools for the procedure being performed.
Ensure tools are clean and lubricated to reduce wear and prevent rust.
Keep track of tools. DO NOT be careless with them.
Return tools to toolbox when finished with repair or maintenance.
Return toolboxes and tools to tool storage when not in use.
Inventory tools before and after each use.
Some maintenance tasks may require special or fabricated tools. The "Initial Setup" of the procedure will specify any
special or fabricated tools needed to perform that procedure. Use these special tools only for the maintenance procedures
for which they are designed or called out. If you are unfamiliar with a required tool, see your supervisor.
TAGGING WIRES AND HOSES
Use Tag, Marker (Item 38, WP 0290 00) to identify all electrical wires, fuel, oil, coolant, and hydraulic lines, and any
other parts which may be hard to identify or replace later. Fasten tags to parts during removal by wrapping wire fasten-
ers around or through parts and twisting ends together. Position tags to be out of the way during cleaning, inspection,
and repair. Mark tags with a pencil, pen, or marker.