Refer to LO 5-3895-385-13 for all lubrication procedures and intervals.
It is necessary to know how fluid leakage affects the status of the BMPM. The following are types/classes of
leakage needed to be able to determine the status of the BMPM. Learn these leakage definitions. Equipment
operation is allowed with minor leakage (Class I or II). Consideration must be given to fluid capacity in the
item/system being checked/inspected.
When operating with Class I or II leaks, continue to check fluid levels as required in the PMCS. If there is a Class I
or II fuel leak, BMPM should not be operated and leak must be repaired immediately.
All Class III leaks must be repaired prior to operation of the BMPM.
(1) Class I - Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
(2) Class II - Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not enough to cause drops to drip from item
(3) Class III - Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from item being checked/inspected.
EXPLANATION OF THE COLUMNS FOUND IN THE PMCS TABLE
Item No. The item number lists the checks and services in the order they are to be performed. This column will be
used as a source of item for the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404 or Form 5988E (electronic version),
Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, in recording the result of the PMCS.
Interval. References when the PMCS should be performed.
After first 50 hours: These items should be performed after the first 50 hours of use of a new BMPM.
100 hour: These items should be performed every 100 hours of use.
250 hour: These items should be performed every 250 hours of use.
500 hour: These items should be performed every 500 hours of use.
Item to be Checked or Serviced. Identifies the portion of the system to be inspected.
Procedures. Provides the procedures for performing the checks.
Equipment not Ready/Available if. Contains the criteria that will render the system incapable of performing its
primary mission. If system does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 2, Field Troubleshooting Procedures. If
anything looks wrong and cannot be fixed, report it on DA Form 2404.
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