PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
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. They are a permanent
record of the services, repairs, and modifications made on your vehicle.
They are reports to organizational maintenance and to your commander. And they are a
checklist for you when you want to know what is wrong with the vehicle after its last
use, and whether those faults have been fixed. For the information you need on forms
and records, see DA PAM 738-750.
OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES.
1. Do your BEFORE (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just before you operate the
vehicle. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
2. DURING (D) checks and services of PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE will be
performed while the equipment and/or its component systems are in operation. DURING
(D) checks and services begin when the engine is started and continue until operation of the
vehicle is terminated. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
3. Do your AFTER (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE right after operating the vehicle.
Pay attention to the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
4. Do your weekly (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE weekly.
5. Do your monthly (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
6. If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual or
notify your supervisor.
7. Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a
habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll spot anything wrong in a hurry.
8. When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along a rag or two.
9. While performing PMCS observe caution notes and warning paragraphs preceding
those operations which could endanger your safety or result in damage to the equipment.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and
gloves and use only in well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and
clothes and don't breathe vapors. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat.
If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately and
get medical aid. If contact with skin or clothing is made, flush with water. If
contact with eyes is made, wash your eyes with water and get medical aid