b. Class II Leaks. Class II leaks are identified by a flow of fluid great enough to form drops but not great enough
to cause the drops to fall from the leak point.
c. Class III Leaks. Class III leaks arc identified by a flow of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the
(1) If a Class III leak is discovered before operating the vehicle, the vehicle can be operated as long as the fluid
level is between the maximum and minimum points on the dipstick or sight glass. If the fluid level is below the
minimum point on the dipstick or sight glass, do not operate the vehicle and notify unit maintenance.
(2) If a Class III leak is discovered during operation of the vehicle, the operation can be completed as long as
the leak is drops only and not a steady stream of fluid. The fluid level must also be within its operating range. If the
leak is a steady stream and/or fluid level falls below minimum point on dipstick or sight glass, turn off the vehicle and
notify unit maintenance.
(3) If a Class III leak is discovered after an operation is complete and the fluid level is below minimum on the
dipstick or sight glass, the vehicle cannot be operated until the leak is repaired.
2-7. PMCS TABLE DESCRIPTION.
The PMCS table is arranged in columns that inform the operator which item is being inspected/serviced, when a
vehicle assembly or component should be inspected/serviced, where the item is located, the procedures necessary to
accomplish the task, and the conditions that will prevent operation of the vehicle.
a. Item No. The Item No. column provides a logical sequence for performing the PMCS tasks. The items being
inspected can be visible, inside, or under the vehicle.
b. Interval. The Interval column provides the appropriate time interval for performing each task. This column
lists all the tasks according to the interval: Before tasks first, During second and, After tasks last.
c. Location. This column lists the name of the assembly or component to be inspected/serviced and its location
on the vehicle.
d. Procedure. The Procedure column provides the instructions necessary to accomplish the inspection/service. It
also lists important Warnings, Cautions and Notes related to each task. If a task is covered elsewhere in the manual, it
is referenced by paragraph number rather than being repeated in this column.
e. Not Fully Mission Capable. This column lists the conditions that will cause the vehicle to be inoperable. If
any of these conditions exist, the vehicle shall not be operated until they are corrected.