CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS CONTINUED
7. Oil Seals and Flexible Hoses.
C AU T I O N
Washing flexible hoses and oil seals with solvent cleaning compound or mineral spirits will
damage or destroy the material.
a. Wash flexible hoses with a mild solution of detergent and water and wipe dry.
b. Oil seals are generally damaged during removal; cleaning will not be necessary since new seals will be
used in assembly.
8. Bearings. Refer to TM 9-214, Inspection, Care, and Maintenance of Antifriction Bearings, for complete
9. Machined Surfaces.
a. Clean machined surfaces with solvent cleaning compound.
10. Mated Surfaces.
a. Remove old gasket and/or sealing compound using a wire brush and solvent cleaning compound.
b. Lightly coat with oil and wrap all parts subject to rust before storing.
11. Rusted Surfaces. Clean all rusted surfaces using wire brush and crocus cloth.
12. Oil-Bathed Internal Parts. Wipe oil-bathed internal parts clean with a lint-free cloth.
13. Externally Exposed Parts. Wash externally exposed parts with detergent and water. Rinse thoroughly and
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CLEANING HOSES, TUBES, AND FITTINGS
N OT E
If available, use steam cleaner to clean hoses, tubes, and fittings, and dry with
1. Fasten parts to rack as nearly vertical as possible to allow water to drain.
2. Clean exterior surfaces of parts thoroughly.
3. Clean interior surfaces of parts. Use hot water with soap solution first. Then use clean hot water to rinse.
N OT E
If steam cleaner does not have a soap injection system, spray an oil solvent into the parts.
This will dissolve oil film that holds contaminants inside parts. Then use clean hot water to
4. Fasten components to rack so that components can be flushed from opposite ends. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. Use compressed air to dry inside of each part. Dry parts from both ends to make sure that all water has been
6. Install caps or plugs in ends of each hose, tube, or fitting as soon as parts are dry to prevent entry of airborne