FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION
WARN I N G
DO NOT perform fuel system checks, inspecions, or maintenance while smoking or near
fire, flames, or sparks. Fuel may ignite, causing damage to equipment and injury or death
Allow engine to cool off before performing maintenance on fuel lines. Hot metal parts can
cause severe burns. Wear eye, hand, and skin protection when working with heated parts.
Wear fuel resistant gloves and eye protection when handling fuels. If exposed to fuel,
promptly wash exposed skin and change fuel-soaked clothing. Failure to follow these
warnings may result in injury or death to personnel, or damage to equipment.
1. Check fuel level in fuel tank (TM 5-2410-241-10).
2. Ensure vent cover (Figure 1, Item 2) on fuel cap (Figure 1, Item 1) is not filled with dirt and debris. Clean as
3. Ensure vent orifice (Figure 1, Item 3) is not plugged or restricted. Clean or remove debris as required.
Figure 1. Fuel Cap.
N OT E
Cap and plug all hose connections to prevent contamination and leaks.
4. In the following steps, while checking fuel lines for leaks, fuel lines must be free from kinks, wear, or damage.
Reposition fuel line or replace fuel lines if damage or wear is identified (WP 0157) and secure fuel line with
new tiedown straps as needed.