M978 Tanker Maintenance Procedures Instructions (Cont)
Remove plug (5) from closure assembly (6).
Use extreme care when compressing, releasing, removing, or installing springs.
Springs are under tension and can act as projectiles when released. Ensure proper
eye protection is worn to prevent injury to personnel.
While Soldier A holds screw (7), Soldier B removes nut (8), lockwasher (9), and fill cover (10) from
closure assembly (6).
Remove spring (11) and screw (7) from closure assembly (6).
Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful
vapors, and are harmful to skin and clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away
from open tire and use in well-ventilated area. If adhesive, solvent, or sealing
compound gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water.
Clean all metal parts with drycleaning solvent.
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, and gloves.
Dry metal parts with compressed air.
Inspect each part for damage.
Replace damaged parts.