OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
INTRODUCTION - CONTINUED
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES - CONTINUED
Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and low toxic material.
However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. Use protective gloves and goggles. Use in well-ventilated
areas. Keep away from open flames and other sources of ignition.
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 solvent cleaning compound (Item 2, WP 0034 00) on all metal surfaces. Use detergent (Item 4,
WP 0034 00) and water when you clean rubber, plastic, and painted
When servicing this machine, performing maintenance or disposing of materials such as engine coolant,
hydraulic fluid, lubricants, battery acids or batteries and CARC paint, consult your unit/local hazardous
waste disposal center or safety office for local regulatory guidance. If further information is needed, please
contact The Army Environmental Hotline at 1-800-872-3845.
Hazardous Waste Disposal. Ensure all spills are cleaned up and disposed of IAW local policy and ordinances.
Rust and Corrosion. Check metal parts for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion exists, clean and
apply a light coat of lubricating oil (Item 5, WP 0034 00). Report it to your supervisor.
Bolts, Nuts and Screws. Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition.
If you find one is loose, notify your supervisor.
Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connec-
tors. Reconnect loose connectors. Ensure that wires are in good condition.
Remove rings or other hard objects from hands before cleaning ballistic glass. DO NOT use hard, dirty
or gritty cloths on ballistic glass. DO NOT apply water or detergent unless ballistic glass is cool and is
protected from heating effects of sunlight. Failure to follow these instructions will damage ballistic
DO NOT use bug spray or other aerosol sprays on or near ballistic glass. Failure to follow these instruc-
tions will damage ballistic glass.
Inspection Procedures and Replacement Criteria for Armor and Ballistic Glass.
Metallic Armor. Inspect for and replace the armor if any of the following conditions exist:
Stage 3 rust spots are areas of corrosion which may indicate a rusted through condition; (i.e. metal in cor-
roded area is unsound and small pin holes are present).
Stage 4 rust is a rust through condition.
User modifications that have not been authorized by the Vehicle PM.