Table C-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for Electrical Power Systems (Continued)
B - Before
D - During
A - After
H - Hourly Interval
Item to be
Check for and have repaired
or adjusted as necessary
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
a. Check batteries and battery cables and
connections are tight and corrosion tree
and coated with anti-corrosion grease.
are loose or cor-
b. Check batteries for proper electrolyte
level. Add distilled or clean tap water to
bring level above plates.
Check and maintain the crankcase ventila-
ton system as follows:
1) Empty and clean glass collecting bowl
located at bottom of filtering system.
(a) Remove bowl by pulling down
metal tab of cage holding the
(b) Unsnap wire cage on each side of
(c) Remove bowl, wipe with clean
cloth. Do not use abrasives.
(d) Replace bowl in reverse order.
2) Change engine crankcase filter sys-
tem vapor filter element.
(a) Snap off two metal dips on top of
(b) Lift off top and replace element.
Discard and replace with new ele-
(c) Reinstall in reverse order.