Take along the tools you need to make all the checks. You ALWAYS need a rag
or two and an adjustable wrench to tighten loose fittings.
When you inspect for GOOD CONDITION, you look at the item to see that it is
safe and serviceable.
When you inspect for CORRECT ASSEMBLY AND STOWAGE, you look at the
item to see if it is present and installed correctly and securely.
There are some items that need to be checked that are common to all parts of the
carrier. Keep your wrench and rag handy and check these items each time you do
your BEFORE (B) preventive maintenance.
W A R N I NG
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680
is toxic and flammable. Al-
ways use in an open area with
good air flow, away from
sparks, heat, or flames. Wear
goggles and gloves. Do not
breathe vapors. Avoid contact with skin,
eyes, and clothes. If you get dizzy while
using solvent, breathe fresh air and get
medical help. If solvent gets on hands, wash
them. If solvent gets in eyes, flush eyes with
fresh water and get medical help immedi-
ately. Keep fire extinguisher nearby.
K E E P I T C L E AN
Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem.
While doing your PMCS, clean as you work and as needed. Use dry-cleaning solvent
P-D-680 on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you clean rubber or plastic
BOLTS, NUTS, AND SCREWS
Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You cant
try them all with a tool, but you can look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust
around bolt heads. If you find one you think is loose, tighten it. If you cannot tighten
it, report it to unit maintenance.