o Inspect cylinder bottle exterior for dents and proper preservation.
o Have bottles recharged if necessary.
After the engine AFES cylinder bottles are inspected and faults corrected,
the cylinder bottles are ready for INSTALLATION.
Install extinguisher cylinder bottles in the correct
Failure to do so may render extinguishers
useless in putting out engine compartment fires,
causing serious injury to personnel and equipment.
Using Figure 14 or 15, carefully place the cylinder bottle assemblies (Items
1 and 2) into their respective brackets. Now secure the cylinder bottles by
tightening the two hex nuts (Item 13) to the straps (Item 14).
Now install and connect the actuator cable housing assembly (Item 8) to the
manual valve actuator guard (Item 5) of the engine cylinder bottle assembly
no. 2 (Item 2).
When the actuator cable housing assembly (Item 8) is
secured to the actuator guard (Item 5), you may then connect the cable
assembly to the manual valve actuator guard of cylinder bottle assembly no.
2 (Item 2), using washer (Item 6), connecting pin (Item 4), and a new cotter
pin (Item 7).
The actuator cable is now connected to the manual valve actuator guard of
engine AFES cylinder bottle no. 2. Before the manual discharge system can
function properly, the actuator cable must be readjusted at the actuator
assembly (Item 2, Figure 16). The actuator assembly is a component of the
AFES Manual Discharge System (AFES/MDS).
Three actuator cables, one from
the engine AFES cylinder bottle no. 2, one from the crew AFES cylinder
bottle no. 3, and one from crew AFES cylinder bottle no. 4 are connected to
the AFES/MDS actuator assembly. Cable readjustment is performed by use of
Figure 16 and the following procedures:
Remove the slack from the bottom cable (Item 3) at the actuator
block (Item 1).
Turn the adjustment nut (Item 4) until it is
against the actuator block.
Now tighten the locking nut (Item 5)
until it is flush against the adjusting nut.