2-7. PMCS PROCEDURES (Contd)
Correct Assembly or Stowage. Check each component or assembly for proper installation and ensure that
there are no missing parts.
2-8. CLEANING INSTRUCTION AND PRECAUTIONS
Accidental or intentional introduction of liquid contaminants into the environment is in violation of state,
federal, and military regulations. Refer to Lubrication Order (para. 3-1) for information concerning storage,
use, and disposal of these liquids. Failure to do so may result in injury or death.
Cleaning is an after-operation service performed by operator/crew to keep the vehicle in a state of readiness. Facilities
and material available to operators for vehicle cleaning can vary greatly in differing operating conditions. However,
vehicles must be kept as clean as available cleaning equipment, materials, and tactical situations permit.
General Cleaning Precautions.
All cleaning procedures must be accomplished in well-ventilated areas.
Protective gloves, clothing, and/or respiratory equipment must be worn whenever caustic, toxic, or
flammable cleaning solutions are used.
Diesel fuel or gasoline must never be used for cleaning.
A fire extinguisher must be available and ready during all cleaning operations involving solvents.
Do not allow cleaning compounds to come into contact with rubber, leather, vinyl, or canvas materials.
Do not allow corrosion-removing cleaning compounds to contact painted surfaces.
Do not use air in cleaning truck cab interiors or van body interiors.
Do not steam-clean any part of vehicle that has been rustproofed.
Mildew must be removed with a bristle brush before canvas tarpaulin can be properly cleaned and aired.
The radiator is always cleaned first from behind in order to blow debris, insects, or other obstructions out
and away from the radiator core. Low pressure water or air can be used in cleaning radiator core of obstructions.
Cleaning Materials. Detailed description of specific cleaning compounds, cleaning solvents, drycleaning
solutions, and corrosion-removing compounds are found in TM 9-247.