2-5. EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES (Cont).
e. Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep your equipment
from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you make check and service procedures that show faults listed in
this column, do not operate the equipment. Follow standard operating procedures for maintaining the equipment or
reporting equipment failure.
2-6. OTHER TABLE ENTRIES.
Be sure to observe all special information and notes that appear in your table.
2-7. GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES.
f. Always do your PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice, youll spot
anything wrong In a hurry.
g. If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously wrong,
IMMEDIATELY report it to Unit Maintenance.
h. When you perform PMCS, take along the tools you need to make all the checks. Youll always need a rag (Item 7,
Appendix D) or two.
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, Is toxic and flammable. Always wear
protective goggles and gloves, and use only In a well-ventilated
area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT
breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or excessive heat.
The solvent's flash point Is 1000F-138°F (380C-590C). If you
become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, Immediately get fresh
air and medical help. If solvent contacts eyes, Immediately wash
your eyes and get medical aid.
(1) 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 dry cleaning solvent (Item 8, Appendix D) on all metal surfaces. Use soap (Item 2,
Appendix D) and water when you clean rubber or plastic.
(2) Rust and Corrosion. Check metal parts of vehicle and frame for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or
corrosion exists, clean and apply a light coat of oil. Report it to your supervisor.
(3) Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken
condition. You cant try them all with a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around
bolt heads. If you find one you think is loose, tighten it or report it to Unit Maintenance if you cant tighten it.