CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS CONTINUED
a. Cleaning instructions are the same for most parts and components of the machine.
b. The importance of cleaning must be thoroughly understood by maintenance personnel. Great care and
effort are required in cleaning. Dirt and foreign material are a constant threat to satisfactory maintenance.
The following should apply to all cleaning, inspection, repair, and assembly operations:
(1) Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly.
(2) To prevent contamination, hands should be kept free of any accumulation of grease, which can collect
dust, dirt, and grit.
(3) After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and dirt. Parts that
are subject to rust should be lightly oiled.
2. Air Cleaner and Filter Cleaning.
WARN I N G
If CBRN exposure is suspected, personnel wearing protective equipment should handle
all air cleaner media. Contaminated filters must be handled using adequate precautions
and must be disposed of by trained personnel. Consult your CBRN Officer NCO for
appropriate handling or disposal procedures.
Refer to FM 3-11.3, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical,
and Nuclear Decontamination.
Failure to follow this warning may result in injuryor death to personnel.
C AU T I O N
Do not tap or strike air filter elements to remove dust. Damage to air filter elements may
Do not wash air filter elements.
Do not use air filter elements with damaged pleas, gaskets, or seals. Dirt entering engine
will cause damage to engine components.
Do not use air filter elements with oil or carbon deposits.
Do not attempt to clean a secondary air filter element.
Do not use compressed air at pressures greater than 30 psi (207 kPa) to clean primary
Do not touch the tip of the air gun to the pirmary air filter element. Dirt could be forced
further into the pleats.
Damaged elements will allow dirt to pass through and enginedamage could result.
Failure to follow these cautions ma result in damage to equipment.
a. Inspect primary element for tears, holes, damaged pleats, gaskets, or seals. Discard if damaged.