Table 8-1. Visual and Operational Inspection
1. Data Plates
a. Must be tightly affixed and legible
b. Missing plates must be replaced.
a. All lines, hoses, wiring, and covers shall be prop-
erly attached and in good condition.
b. All bolts and screws shall be of the proper size,
have the required washers and be securely tightened.
c. Grease fittings shall be undamaged.
3. Basic Issue Items
All items must be accounted for, and in good condi-
tion, comparable to new.
a. Cables and mountings should be tightened.
b. Remove corrosion from battery.
The engine must operate efficiently with no unusual
noises and should show no signs of overheating dur-
ing or after operating under full load for a period of one
6. Fuel System
a. Fuel tank must be free of contamination and
b. Fuel cap gasket must be in good condition and
strainer must be clean.
c. Fuel lines must be secure and free of sharp
d. There must be no evidence of leaks.
e. Fuel Selector Valve. Move selector valve handle
to SET TANK position and ensure engine will run.
Move selector valve handle to AUXILIARY position
and ensure engine will run.
7. Engine Electrical System
a. All wiring must be adequately insulated and
b. Cables shall be comparable to new condition and
wiring harness shall be securely attached.
8. Control Box and Instruments
a. Control box shall be securely attached.
b. Gages shall be clean and legible.
c. All gages, switches, and instrument panel lights
must function properly.
d. Gage face will be free from cracks, scratches and
discoloration. Gages will be free from moisture, rust
e. Switches and controls shall operate freely.
f. Wiring and wiring harness shall be attached
g. Ensure all gage readings are normal. Refer to
chapter 2 for correct operating procedures and gage
The hourmeter, where applicable, will
not be changed for the purpose of bringing
it back to a zero reading.