MAINTENANCE OF THE M113 PER CARRIER - OD1601 LESSON 2/TASK 1
a. Recording Repairs. Repairs accomplished will be in accordance with procedures
and standards prescribed in appropriate technical manuals (TMs).
record system provides for recording repairs required and accomplished on specific
items of equipment. This will include, but is not limited to, adjusting, cleaning,
replacing, and straightening.
Deficiencies and shortcomings not corrected by
operator and crew, or those discovered during periodic inspections, will be
corrected, insofar as possible, by unit maintenance personnel. These repairs will
be indicated on DA Form 2404 and recorded on the organizational maintenance record
of the equipment log.
b. Automatically Applies. All of the general procedures given in the operator's
manual will be followed.
Unit mechanics must be so thoroughly trained in these
procedures that they apply them automatically at all times in the performance of
c. Operator and Crew Participation.
The driver or crew usually accompanies the
carrier and assists the unit mechanics in the performance of organizational
d. Unwashed Carrier.
The driver or crew should present the carrier for a
scheduled preventive maintenance service in a reasonably clean condition; that is,
it should be dry and not caked with mud to such an extent as to seriously hamper
inspection and services.
However, washing of the carrier should be avoided
immediately prior to an inspection, since certain types of defects such as loose
parts and oil leaks may not be evident immediately after washing.
e. Plates. Name plates, caution plates, and instruction plates made of steel rust
When found to be in a rusty condition, they should be thoroughly
cleaned and heavily coated with an application of lacquer.
Unit maintenance services are defined by, and restricted to, the
following general procedures unless approval has been given by the supporting