B - Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent or broken condition. You can't 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 organizational maintenance if you can't tighten it.
C - Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld, report it
to organizational maintenance.
D - Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connectors.
Tighten loose connectors and make sure the wires are in good shape.
E - Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage, and leaks, and make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots show
leaks, of course. But a stain around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose fitting or
connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report it to organizational maintenance.
10. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your vehicle. The following are definitions of
the types/classes of leakage an operator or crew member needs to know to be able to determine the status of his/her
vehicle. Learn, then be familiar with them and REMEMBER - WHEN IN DOUBT, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR!
Leakage Definitions for Crew/Operator PMCS
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not enough to cause drops to drip from
item being checked/inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being
EQUIPMENT OPERATION IS ALLOWABLE WITH MINOR LEAKAGES (CLASS I OR II). OR COURSE,
CONSIDERATION MUST BE GIVEN TO THE FLUID CAPACITY IN THE ITEM/SYSTEM BEING
CHECKED/INSPECTED. WHEN IN DOUBT, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR.