Always clean parts before inspecting them. Ensure all dirt, grit, grease, and other accumulations are
removed from parts to enable a proper inspection.
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes shall not exceed 30 psi. Use only with effective chip
guarding and personnel protective equipment (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.). Do not direct
airstream towards self or other personnel.
Dry parts with lint free cloths. Use compressed air when specified.
Use a wire brush, tap or die to clean rust, accumulated dirt, sealant and paint form bolts, screws, nuts
and threaded holes.
After cleaning, protect all parts from dust and dirt.
Keep work area floors and workbenches clean and dry. Clean as you go to prevent accidents.
Dispose of oily rags in specified containers to prevent fire hazard.
(10) Keep the vehicle clean. Oil, grease and debris may hide a serious problem.
(11) Clean all new parts before installation.
Inspection Criteria. Proper inspection of parts and operating equipment prevents small problems from
becoming major problems. Equipment defects can be discovered by performing PMCS at both crew and organizational
levels. Perform detailed inspection any time a component is disassembled.
Visually check for any of the following problems: broken welds, loose fasteners, damaged threads,
bending, cracking, deformity, nicks, cuts, scratches, gouges, distortion, blockage or inoperability.
Check for evidence of excessive or uneven wear.
Inspect all new parts for defects before installation.
Routinely check hoses, lines and fittings for leaks.
General Repair Practices. The following are general repair practices to follow. To prevent further damage
to components, take corrective action promptly. Be sure to follow all warnings, cautions and notes.
Discard broken and non-reusable parts.
Paint exposed metal to protect from rust. Do not paint electrical harnesses, wiring, hoses or finished
Perform all lubrication and PMCS on schedule.