ARMY TM 9-2815-259-24
AIR FORCE TO 38G1-125-2
MARINE CORPS 09249A/09246A-24
(1) Inspect crankshaft per the following procedures:
Clean crankshaft using solvent and compressed air.
Inspect oil passages to make sure they are open. Use compressed air and a small piece of
Inspect crankshaft for any signs of load stress, cracks, scoring, or scratches on journals. (An
inspection must be made if the crankshaft damper was found to be damaged or defective.)
Figure 5-68 shows critical areas of load stress in a crankshaft.
FIGURE 5-68. CRITICAL AREAS OF CRANKSHAFT LOAD STRESS
When inspecting crankshaft for cracks, a method (such as the Fluorescent
Magnetic Particle Method) must be used that is capable of detecting minute
cracks that are not visible to the eye. This method magnetizes the crank,
employing magnetic particles which are fluorescent and glow under black
light. Replace crankshaft if cracks are found. The crankshaft must be
demagnetized after the test.
Check each journal for evidence of excessive overheating or discoloration. If either
condition exists, replace crankshaft since heat treatment has probably been destroyed.