CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS (continued).
Compressed air used for cleaning or drying purposes, or for clearing restrictions,
should never exceed 30 psi (207 kPa). Wear protective clothing (goggles/shield,
gloves, etc.) and use caution to avoid injury to personnel.
Clear out all threaded holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning fluids.
Do not wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with drycleaning
solvent or mineral spirits. Serious damage or destruction of material would result.
Oil Seals, Electrical Cables, and Flexible Hoses. Wash electrical cables and flexible hoses with a solution of
water and dishwashing soap, and wipe dry.
Bearings. Clean bearings in accordance with TM 9-214.
All damaged areas should be marked for repair or replacement.
All components and parts must be checked carefully to determine if they are serviceable for reuse, can be
repaired, or must be scrapped.
Inspect drilled and tapped (threaded) holes for the following:
In or around holes-wear, distortion (stretching), cracks, and any other damage.
Threaded areas-wear, distortion (stretching), and evidence of cross-threading.
Inspect metal lines (tubes), flexible lines (hoses), and metal fittings and connectors for the following:
Metal lines-sharp kinks, cracks, bad bends, and dents.
Flexible lines-fraying, evidence of leakage, and loose metal fittings or connectors.
Metal fittings and connectors-thread damage and worn or rounded hex heads.
Inspect castings, forgings, and machined metal parts for the following:
Machined surfaces-nicks, burrs, raised metal, wear, and other damage.
Inner and outer surfaces-breaks and cracks.
Inspect bearings in accordance with TM 9-214.