Section V. MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
This section contains the general procedures for the removal, minor repair, replacement and installation of aerosol
generator components by direct and general maintenance technicians.
General Removal Instructions.
Be sure to disconnect the battery ground cable before removing any electrical parts or working
on the fuel system.
(2) Be sure there is enough clearance to remove a component. Disassemble the aerosol generator
to a point necessary to provide good working clearance.
(3) To help reassemble and install components, place identifying tags on mating ends of electrical,
air and fluid lines, as they are disconnected.
General Disassembly Instructions.
(1) O-rings, gaskets, seals and similar materials should be replaced if they are removed. Be sure all
traces of old gasket and sealant material are removed.
DO NOT use hard metal tools to scrape old gasket or sealant materials from machined surfaces.
Lockwashers, self-locking nuts and any similar locking devices should be replaced if they are
(3) To help reassemble and install component, place identifying tags on mating ends of electrical, air
and fluid lines, as they are disconnected.
(4) Apply protective covers to hoses and openings to prevent foreign matter from entering open
housings and lines. Wrap all parts in clean paper or dip them in preservative oil, Military Specification MIL-C-8188, or
(5) Do not remove any parts that do not need repair or replacement.
Do not disassemble a
component any further than necessary to accomplish needed repairs.
General Cleaning Instructions.
(1) When cleaning bearings, place them in a container of dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680. If
necessary use a brush to remove caked grease and chips. Do not rotate the bearings before they are cleaned. When
the bearings are cleaned spin them in light lubricating oil to remove solvent.
Do not expose O-rings, gasket, or other rubber parts to cleaning solvent.
The solvent will
Before disassembling the aerosol generator, clean all mud, grease, and grit from the unit.
(4) For cleaning exterior parts and components, use a cleaning compound such as Federal
Specification P-C-435A. Dilute the cleaning compound as recommended on the container.
For cleaning insecticide residue, use hot soap and water, MIL-D-16791E.