M978 Tanker Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
25-2. GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTALLATION (CONT).
b. Follow these maintenance practices when working on the M978 tanker and components
To prevent explosion and fire, no smoking, flames, sparks, and glowing or hot
objects are allowed within 50 ft (15 m) of vehicle.
Eye protection is required during all grinding operation.
Tag and mark shims, connectors, wires, tubes, conduit, hoses, and pipes before disconnecting.
Matchmark position of clamps, brackets, fittings, components, and subassemblies before
removal. Identify similar parts to ensure correct assembly and installation.
Use suitable container to catch fuel when removing hoses, tubes, fittings, pipes, and
Drain air system before removing air-actuated components and subassemblies.
Do not use tape to close off fuel openings. Sticky surface of tape will mix with and
When a component is removed from vehicle, cover open ends of pipes, valves, and other
components. Cover open ends with caps or plugs to prevent contaminants from entering fuel