2-2. PMCS PROCEDURES (CONT)
e. When something looks wrong and that you cannot fix, write down the problem on your DA Form 2404 or
DA Form 5988-E. IMMEDIATELY report the problem to your supervisor.
f. When you do your PMCS, you will always need a rag or two. Following are checks that are common to the
Drycleaning Solvent (P-D-680, Type III) is TOXIC and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves;
use only in a well-ventilated area; avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes; and, do not breathe vapors.
Keep away from heat or flame. Never smoke when using solvent; the flashpoint for drycleaning solvent
type III is 200°F (93°C). Failure to do so may result in injury or death to personnel.
If personnel become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help. If
solvent contacts skin or clothes, flush with cold water. If solvent contacts eyes, immediately flush eyes
with water and get immediate medical attention. DO NOT use diesel fuel, gasoline, or benzene (benzol)
DO NOT SMOKE when using cleaning solvent. NEVER USE IT NEAR AN OPEN FLAME. Be sure there
is a fire extinguisher nearby and use cleaning solvent only in well-ventilated places.
USE CAUTION when using cleaning solvents. Cleaning solvents evaporate quickly and can irritate
exposed skin if solvents contact skin. In cold weather, contact of exposed skin with cleaning solvents can
(1) Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean
as you work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent (P-D-680, Type III) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and
water when you clean rubber or plastic material.
(2) Rust and Corrosion. Check Roller body and frame for rust and corrosion. When any bare metal or
corrosion exists, clean and apply a thin coat of oil. Report bare metal or corrosion to your supervisor.
(3) Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check all bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken
condition. You can't try them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads.
When you find a bolt, nut, or screw you think is loose, tighten it or report it to your supervisor.
(4) Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. When you find a
bad weld, report it to your supervisor.
(5) Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked, frayed, or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or
broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors. Report any damaged wires to your supervisor.
(6) Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks, and make sure clamps and fittings are tight.
Wet spots show leaks, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. When a leak comes from a
loose fitting or connector, tighten it. Report when something is broken or worn out to your supervisor.
g. When you check for operating conditions, you look to see if the component is serviceable.