2-7. LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR OPERATOR PMCS.
The knowledge of how fluid leakage affects the status of the Ground Handling Wheels Assembly is important. Review
the classes of leaks, acceptable leaks, and unacceptable leaks discussed below.
Classes of Leaks. An operator must know the following types/classes of leaks in order to determine whether the
assembly is operational Learn these leakage definitions. When in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Seepage of fluid, not great enough to form drops, is indicated by wetness or
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not great enough to cause continuous
dripping from the item being inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that continuously drip from the item being
Acceptable Leakage. Equipment operation is allowed with minor Class I or II leakage. Fluid levels in an
item/system, affected with such leakage, must be checked more frequently than required in PMCS When in
doubt, notify your supervisor.
Unacceptable Leakage. Class III leaks render the item unserviceable.
2-8. REPORTING REPAIRS.
All defects that cannot be fixed by the operator must be reported Immediately after completing PMCS. The defects are
reported on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet.