Section II. REPAIR PARTS, SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
2-4. Special Tools and Equipment. No special
lustrated in Appendix C of this manual.
tools or equipment are required.
2.6. Fabricated Tools and Equipment. No fabri-
2-5. Repair Parts. Repair parts are listed and il-
cated tools or equipment are required.
Section III. LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTAINERS
NUMBERED LESS THAN 12000
Do Not Lubricate Containers
With Serials 12000 Or Higher.
2-7. General Lubrication Information. This sec-
tion contains lubrication instructions for the cargo
2-8. Detailed Lubrication Information.
a. General Keep all lubricants in closed con-
tainers and store in a clean, dry place away from
external heat. Allow no dust, dirt, or other foreign
material to mix with the lubricants. Keep all
lubrication equipment clean and ready for use.
b. Cleaning. Keep all external parts not requir-
ing lubrication clean of lubricants. Before lubricat-
ing the equipment, wipe all lubrication points free
of dirt and grease. Clean all lubrication points after
lubricating to prevent accumulation of foreign mat-
c. Points of Lubrication. The door hardware
will be lubricated with graphite grease, (item 3,
App. D). Figure 2-1 illustrates the points where
lubrication is required.
d. Unusual Conditions. Reduce service inter-
vals i.e., lubricate more frequently to compensate
for abnormal or extreme conditions, such as high or
low temperatures, continued operation in sand or
dust, immersion in water, or exposure to moisture.
Any one of these operations or conditions may cause
contamination and quickly destroy the protective
qualities of the lubricants. Intervals may be ex-
tended during inactive periods commensurate with
A lubricant which is fouled by dust
and sand acts as an abrasive-mix-
ture and causes rapid wear of parts.
Section IV. MAINTENANCE OF CARGO CONTAINER
2-9. Document Holder. The document holder is
mounted on the right-hand door of the container.
Maintenance is limited to inspection as follows:
a. Inspect holder for damage which would pre-
vent insertion of documents.
b. Inspect holder for security of attachment to
c. Inspect holder interior for dirt, rust or corro-
2-10. Doors, Gaskets, and Door Hardware. Main-
tenance of the doors, gaskets, and hardware is limited
at the organizational level to inspection and service.
On containers numbered less than 12000, see figure
2-1 and service the guide plate assemblies, rod guides,
operating arms and hinges with graphite grease, (item
3, App. D).
a. Inspect door weather seals for damage or dis-
b. Check the doors for loose, worn or damaged
hinges, latches, levers, bolts, nuts and pins.
2-11. Plywood Liners. Inspect the interior plywood
liners for punctures, splits, and proper fit and align-
ment. Inspect to see that cargo space is clean and in
good condition to prevent damage to lading from ex-
posed bolts, nuts, screws, nails, or other inwardly
2-12. Sides and End Corrugated Panels.
a. Inspect sides and end panels for holes, tears,
b. Loaded containers will be repaired as follows:
(1) To repair sheet metal panels of the con-
tainer when laden and the damage is minor:
(a) Roughen entire metal surface on ex-
terior of container around damaged area in order
to remove paint and to improve adherence proper-
ties of the patching material on steel.
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