PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS
AND SERVICES (PMCS)
OPERATOR/ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE CIIHECKS AND SERVICES
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS.
Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There isn't much of it, but you have to keep it up. The forms and
records you fill out have several uses:
1. They are a record of the usage, service, transfers and modifications made on your equipment.
2. They are used as a checklist when you want to know what is wrong with the equipment and whether those faults
have been fixed after it' last use.
See TM38-750 for the required information on the forms and records.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PIMCS)
1. When you do your PMCS, take along the tools you will need, you will always need a rag or two.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 (SD-2) is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves.
Use SD-2 only in a well ventilated area. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. If you
become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately and medical aid. If contact
with skin or clothing is made, flush with water. If contact with eyes is made, flush with water and
get medical aid immediately.
a. 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 dry cleaning solvent (SD-2) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean
rubber or plastic material.
b. Bolts, Nuts and Screws: Check them for obvious looseness, missing, bent or broken condition. You
cannot try them all with a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal or rust around bolt heads.' If you find one
you think is loose, tighten it. Report it to Organizational Maintenance if you can't tighten it.
c. Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to Organizational Maintenance.
d. Electric Wires and Connectors: Look for cracked or broker insulation, bare wires and loose or broken
connectors. Report damage or loose wiring to Organizational Maintenance.