Inspection -- Continued.
High voltage is used in the operation of this equipment. When working with the electrical
system, care must be exercised. Remove rings, bracelets, wristwatches, neck chains,
Identification (ID) tags, and any other jewelry. Jewelry may catch on equipment or short
across an electrical circuit or battery terminal. Failure to comply may result in injury or death
Operating BMPM with hoods or covers open or removed exposes personnel to a high noise level.
Replace all hoods and covers or wear hearing protection while operating or working near a running
BMPM. Failure to comply may cause injury or death to personnel.
When running, BMPM engine has hot metal surfaces that will burn flesh on contact. Shut down
engine and allow sufficient cooling before checks, services, or maintenance. Wear gloves and
additional protective clothing as required. Failure to comply may cause injury or death to personnel.
Electrical wires, connectors, and harnesses: Tighten loose connections. Inspect for cracked or broken
insulation, bare wires, and broken connectors.
Hoses and fluid lines: Inspect for wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet
spots indicate a leak. A stain by a fitting or connector can also mean a leak.
Cleaning and Lubrication
Proper cleaning and lubrication can aid in avoiding possible problems or trouble. Make it a habit to do the
Follow all cleaning and lubrication instructions carefully. Failure to do so could result in damage to
Under harsh environmental conditions, PMCS should be conducted more frequently.
Use only the recommended cleaning solutions and lubricants listed in the Expendable and Durable Items List (WP
Oil filters shall be serviced/cleaned/changed, as applicable:
When they are known to be contaminated or clogged
At prescribed hardtime intervals
Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP) Sampling
This BMPM is not enrolled in the AOAP. Hardtime intervals apply.
For equipment under manufacturer's warranty, hardtime oil service intervals shall be followed. Intervals shall be
shortened if lubricants are known to be contaminated or if operation is under adverse conditions (such as longer-
than-usual operating hours, extended idling periods, extreme dust).