procedures for the paving machine. These tasks can be
used in cooperation with the Preventive Maintenance
Checks and Services Table in paragraph 2.9.
All unit level maintenance shall be performed in
accordance with good and safe shop practices. Observe
the following general instructions and requirements when
performing all maintenance tasks.
Thread locking compound is used with most
threaded fasteners. If a threaded fastener will not break
loose, heat threaded area of fastener from 500° to 600°F
(232 to 315°C) with heat gun. If the special solvent
used to remove thread locking compound from screw
threads fails to remove buildup, discard fastener.
b. Discard all removed gaskets, seals, preformed
packings, self-locking nuts, lockwashers, and deformed
c. Inspect all removed components for obvious
wear or damage. Replace all worn, bent, broken, or
otherwise damaged parts.
d. Inspect all removed fasteners for thread
damage. If thread damage is found, replace fastener.
Replace flat washers if galled or bent. Use screw
extractor set (Item 15, Appendix E) to remove broken
studs or screws.
e. Torque values cited in the text apply to modified
SAE Grade 8 fasteners at required clamp loads.
f. Use only authorized replacement parts. Refer to
TM 53895-373-24P, Repair Parts and Special Tools List
(RPSTL) for authorized replacement parts.
g. Observe all warnings and cautions. Wear
protective clothing and equipment as specified. Observe
the Safety and Hazard Warnings provided in TACOM
technical bulletin TB 43-0216.