Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
Use only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment
(goggles/shield, gloves, etc). Failure to comply may result in injury to
b. Removing Deposits. Soak parts in Dry Cleaning Solvent P-D-680 (Item 80, Appendix C), and wash away
deposits by flushing or spraying. When necessary, brush with a soft bristle brush (not wire) moistened in solvent.
Use compressed air to dry parts, except bearings, after cleaning. Bearings must drip and air dry.
c. Tools. Do not use wire brushes, abrasive wheels, or compounds to clean parts unless specifically approved in
the detailed procedures. Parts may be scratched or altered and may weaken a highly stressed part.
d. Ball and Roller Bearings. When cleaning ball or roller bearings, place them in a basket and suspend them in a
container of Dry Cleaning Solvent P-D-680 (Item 80, Appendix C). If needed, use a brush to remove caked grease,
chips, etc. Avoid rotating bearing before solid particles are removed to prevent damaging races and balls. When
bearings have been cleaned, coat them lightly with lubricating oil (Item 71, Appendix C) to remove Dry Cleaning
Do not clean tires, lubricant seals, rubber hoses, or electrical components with
e. Rubber Parts. Do not clean preformed packings or other rubber parts in drycleaning solvent. Wipe parts clean
with a dry wiping rag (Item 56, Appendix C).
Steam cleaning creates hazardous noise levels and severe burn potential.
Eye, skin, and ear protection is required. Failure to comply may result in
injury to personnel.
Steam cleaning may cause water to enter the transmission Electronic Control Unit
(ECU) connector. Failure to dry off connector after steam cleaning may result in
bad ECU codes.
f. Exterior Parts. Steam clean all exterior parts thoroughly before removing. This will make inspection and