3-4. Detailed Lubrication Information
a. Care of Lubricants. Keep lubricants in
sealed containers and store in a clean dry place,
away from external heat. Allow no dust, dirt or
other foreign materials to mix with the lubricants.
Lubrication equipment must be kept clean and
ready for use.
b. Instructions. Proper lubrication is required
to maintain longer engine life. Review lubrication
order carefully, and adhere to the pertinent infor-
mation and specification required. Apply lubricant
specified on the lubrication order.
c. Cleaning. Before lubricating the equipment,
wipe all lubrication points clean of dirt and grease
with a clean shop towel or equivalent.
Keep all external parts not requiring lubrication
clean from lubricants. After every external lubri-
cation operation, remove any excess lubricant from
the application points and wipe away the spilled lu-
bricant. This prevents accumulation of foreign mat-
ter, dust and dirt, which would eventually clog or
stop up the lubrication fittings or openings.
d. OES Oil
(1) Inspect the crankcase oil level frequently,
as oil consumption can be expected to increase.
(2) The oil may require more frequent chang-
ing than usual because contamination, with sludge
formations and dilution, will increase when the en-
gine is operated under cold weather conditions.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
a. To insure that the generator set is ready for
operation at all times, it must be inspected system-
atically so defects may be discovered and corrected
before they result in serious damage or failure. The
necessary preventive maintenance checks and ser-
vices that are to be performed by Operator/Crew
personnel are listed and described in the following
Defects discovered during operation will be
noted for future correction. Stop operation immedi-
ately if a deficiency is noted which would damaged
the equipment. All deficiencies and shortcomings
will be recorded together with the corrective actions
taken on the applicable form.
b. (A, N) Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services. Table 3-2 contains a tabulated listing of
PMCS which shall be performed by the Operator/
Crew personnel. The item numbers are listed con-
secutively and indicate the sequence of minimum
o p e r a t i o n i
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w i t
minor leakage (Class I or II) . Of course
c o n s i d e
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W h e n i n d o u b t
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w i t
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Fluid Leakage. Leakage definitions
classified as follows:
fluid (as in-
discoloration) not great
enough to form drops.
form drops that
full from the
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