Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Cont)
Item to be
Inspect axle breather valves to ensure up
and down movement.
· Dry Cleaning Solvent (P-D-680) is TOXIC and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves; use
only in well ventilated area; avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and do not breathe vapors.
Keep away from heat or flame. Never smoke when using solvent; the flashpoint for Type I Dry
Cleaning Solvent is 100°F (38°C) and for Type II is 130°F (50°C). Failure to comply may result in
serious injury or death to personnel.
· If personnel become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical
help. If dry cleaning solvent contacts skin or clothes, flush with cold water. If dry cleaning
solvent contacts eyes, immediately flush eyes with water and get immediate medical attention.
Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Remove axle breather valve from fitting.
b. Axle breather
Wash breather in dry cleaning solvent (Item
65, Appendix D) and allow to air dry.
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful vapors, and
are harmful to skin and clothing. Keep away from open fire and use in well-ventilated area. If
adhesive, solvents, or sealing compounds get on skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap
and water. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Coat threads of axle breather valve with
antiseize compound (Item 13, Appendix D)
and install axle breather valve in fitting.