Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Cont)
Item to be
a. Inspect axle breather valves to ensure up and
Dry Cleaning Solvent (P-D-680) is TOXIC and flammable. Wear protective goggles and
gloves; use only in well ventilated area; avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and do
not breathe vapors. Keep away from heat or flame. Never smoke when using solvent; the
flashpoint for Type I Dry Cleaning Solvent is 100°F (38°C) and for Type II is 130°F (50°C).
Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
If personnel become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and
medical help. If dry cleaning solvent contacts skin or clothes, flush with cold water. If dry
cleaning solvent contacts eyes, immediately flush eyes with water and get immediate
medical attention. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Remove axle breather valve from fitting.
Wash breather in dry cleaning solvent (Item
71, Appendix D) and allow to air dry.
b. Axle breather
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful vapors, and
are harmful to skin and clothing. Keep away from open fire and use in well-ventilated area. If
adhesive, solvents, or sealing compound gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap
and water. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
c. Coat threads of axle breather valve with
antiseize compound (Item 14, Appendix D) and
install axle breather valve in fitting.