ARMY TM 9-2805-257-14
AIR FORCE TO 38G2-103-2
NAVY NAVFAC P-8-612-14E
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment is on
hand and is able to perform its combat mission. Refer to DA Pam 738-750.
2-7. Reporting Deficiencies. If any problem with the equipment is discovered during PMCS or while it is
being operated that cannot be corrected at the operator/crew maintenance level, it must be reported. Refer to DA
Pam 738-750 and report the deficiency using the proper forms.
2-8. Special Instructions. Preventive maintenance is not limited to performing the checks and services
listed in the PMCS table.
Drycleaning solvent PD-680 used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to personnel and
property. Avoid repeated and prolonged skin contact. Do not use near open flame or
excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 100°F - 138°F (38°C - 60°C).
Keep it clean.
Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as
you work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or
b. 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 boltheads. If you find one you
think is loose, tighten it, or report it to unit maintenance if you cant tighten it.
Electrical Wires and Cable Connectors.
Look for bare wires, and loose or broken connectors. Report
defects to unit maintenance.
d. Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots and
stains around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose connector, tighten it. If
something is broken or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
e. Leakage Definitions. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your equipment.
The following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status
of your equipment. Learn and be familiar with them. When in doubt, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR!
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great
enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not enough to cause
drops to drip from item being checked/inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being