Table 17-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
for Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting Systems (Continued)
B - Before
D - During
A - After
D - Daily
H - Hourly Interval
CHECK FOR AND HAVE
IS NOT READY/
REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED
B D A D
Clean mating surfaces on new filter
and filter receptacle. Coat new rubber
seal with clean oil and install.
Screw on new filter by hand until it
touches contact surfaces of filter
receptacle. Turn filter 1/2 turn more.
Do not tighten filter any further.
Fill crankcase with 11 qt of oil.
Start engine and run at idling speed.
Check that oil gauge shows normal
Check oil filter for leaks. If necessary
to stop seepage, tighten very slightly
by hand. Check oil level to make sure
it is between dipstick marks.
Fumes from batteries may be flammable
and explosive. Do NOT smoke or have open
flame when checking or working on battery
bank. Battery electrolyte presents potential
health hazards. Contact with eyes and skin
should be avoided. Safety glasses, gloves,
and rubber aprons must be worn when han-
dling this chemical. Electrolyte contains sul-
furic acid which can cause severe burns and
is highly toxic to skin, eyes, and respiratory
Check battery boxes (located in engine
compartment, port and starboard) for
loose or missing securements or fasten-
ers. Tighten and replace as necessary.
Check batteries, casings, and battery
cables for cracks and tight connections.
loose or cracked.
Check batteries for proper electrolyte
level. Add distilled or clean tap water to
bring level above plates.
Make sure battery selector switch is set
to ALL position.
Check that batteries, cables, and casings
are corrosion-free and coated with anti-