MAINTENANCE OF THE M113 PER CARRIER - OD1601 LESSON 2/TASK 1
Make all necessary adjustments in accordance
contained in the pertinent section of the technical manual.
Clean the unit as outlined in paragraph 2d on page 15 above, then
remove oil, lubricant, dirt, and other foreign matter.
(3) Special Lubrication.
Special lubrication applies either to lubrication
operations that do not appear in LO 9-2300-257-12 or LO 9-2350-300-13 as
applicable, or to items that do appear but which should be performed in connection
with the maintenance operations.
This usually consists of performing special operations, such as
replenishing battery water, draining and refilling units with oil, and changing or
All tightening operations should be performed with sufficient
wrench torque (force on the wrench handle) to tighten the unit according to good
Use a torque wrench where specified.
Do not over-tighten,
because this may strip threads or cause distortion.
Tightening will always be
understood to include the correct installation of lock washers, locknuts, locking
wire, or cotter pins to secure the tightened nut or bolt in place.
(6) Modification Work Order Application.
The using unit will enter on DA Form
2408-5 all required modification work orders (MWO) applicable to the equipment upon
receipt of the official MWO, regardless of the echelon responsible for applying the
g. Special Conditions. When conditions make it difficult to perform the complete
preventive maintenance procedures at one time, they can sometimes be handled in
Plan to complete all operations within the week, if possible.
available time at halts and in bivouac areas must be used, if necessary, to assure
that maintenance operations are completed.