Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
CHECKS AND SERVICES
a. The CBPS components must be inspected regularly to find and correct defects and to perform
services required to keep system operational.
b. The CBPS components must be inspected in both mobile and static modes.
2.20 FLUID LEAKAGE.
Wetness around lines, seals, gaskets, fittings, or hoses indicates fluid leakage. A stain denotes leakage. If a
fitting or hose is loose, try to tighten it. If broken or defective, report it to your supervisor. Use the following
as a guide.
a. Class I. Leakage indicated by wetness or discoloration, not great enough to form drops.
b. Class II. Leakage great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from item being
Class III. Leakage great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked/inspected.
Operation is allowed with Class I or II hydraulic leakage and/or outer rubber covering
damaged or torn. Class III leaks or tears below the braided wire must be reported
immediately to your supervisor or to unit maintenance. Failure to do this will result in
damage to vehicle and/or components.
When unit returns from mission with Class I or II leaks, unit level maintenance personnel
are responsible for tightening or replacing hoses, O-rings or adapters. Hoses with outer
covering torn will be replaced.
2.21 OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES.
a. General. Table 2-1 has been provided so you can keep your equipment in good operating condition
and ready for its primary mission.
b. Warnings and Cautions. Always observe WARNINGS and CAUTIONS appearing in your Preventive
Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) table. Warnings and cautions appear before applicable
procedures. You must observe these warnings and cautions to prevent serious injury to yourself and
others or prevent your equipment from being damaged.
Explanation of Table Entries.
Item No. column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404
(Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), include item number for check/service
indicating a fault. Item numbers also appear in order that you must do checks and services for
Interval column. This column tells you when you must do procedure in procedure column.
BEFORE procedures must be done before you operate or use the equipment for its intended
mission. DURING procedures must be done during the time you are operating or using
equipment for its intended mission. AFTER procedures must be accomplished after striking the
CBPS and after using equipment for its intended mission.
Location, Item to Check/Service column. This column provides location and item to be checked
or serviced. The item location is underlined.
Procedure column. This column gives the procedure you must do to check or service item listed
in check/service column to know if the equipment is ready or available for its intended mission
or for operation. You must do the procedure at the time stated in interval column.