(2) If tests have been performed and batch
9. Identification. Vehicles/equipment systems that have
"passes", send Report of Excess (FTE) and copy of lab
been converted to Silicone Brake Fluid must be identi-
report to DGSC IAW paragraph 11 below.
fied by a permanent decal, P/N 12302516, located as
(3) If tests have not been performed, recommend
close to but not on, the master cylinder reservoir as
0 minimum for retest of a batch. Follow local pro-
possible. The decal will state "Caution Use Silicone
Brake Fluid Only, MIL-B-46176."
cedures for testing.
(4) If tests are in progress, place stock in hold
status and follow instructions in "11b" or "11e" when
If permanent decals are not available at the
tests are completed.
time of conversion to BFS, use a suitable tag
(5) For batches that fail, dispose locally.
stating "Caution Use Silicone Brake Fluid
11. For Credit Returns:
Only, MIL-B-46176." Attach to master cyl-
a. Guidelines in this section are designed to minimize
inder. Replace tag with permanent decal
waste of transportation funds, packing, crating, handling,
and manpower at each station and denial of credit by
10. Guidance for Return of Polyglycol Brake Fluid.
a. Due to costs involved for testing, packaging, and
b. Returns are screened at depots for condition code
shipment of excess stocks to a storage facility, it is rec-
of containers and shelf-life. Returns programs will deny
credit for stock not received in "A" condition for both
ommended that a 0 CONUS and 00 overseas
minimum per Report of Excess (FTE) be utilized. Con-
containers and shelf-life. (FTZ return code TM) for
solidation of stocks by batch/lot at Direct Support and
instance; less than 6 months shelf-life is CC "B".
General Support, DIOs, etc, for satellited units may be
c. Therefore, only report stock with a minimum of
desirable prior to return.
12 months valid shelf-life from either date of pack or
b. This product has a 24 month shelf-life (extenda-
date of last test. This will allow for transit and receipt
ble). Testing is normally initiated 9 months prior to
expiration date to insure timely upgrading and extension
d. Only report stock which is in new or like-new con-
tainers - CC "A". Damaged, leaky, bent, or rusted con-
c. DGSC has a partial list of batches passing tests as
tainers will cause denial of credit.
sent from various labs.
e. Submit FTE cards, one for each batch, and for
each batch by mail send the following information:
d. For batches not on this list which are not from
(I) FTE document number, including DODAAC
production runs within 12 months of turn-in date:
(1) Check with local labs or contact the US Army
(3) Quantity this batch
General Materiel and Petroleum Activity, New Cumber-
(4) Batch number
land Army Depot, AV 977-6445, AV 977-6955. Fur-
(5) Contract number
nish the following information:
(6) Date of Pack/Last Test
(7) Condition of Containers
(8) Copy of Test Report (if applicable)
(c) Contract number
(9) Name and Autovon number of POC
(d) Batch number
f. Failure to supply information in paragraph 11 will
(e) Date of pack
result in delayed processing of FTE documents.
g. Point of Contact:
To determine if tests have been run, testing
Defense General Supply Center
must be done IAW Military Handbook 200-F,
DCSC-OB3, AV 6954173
Quality Surveillance Handbook for Fuels,
Richmond, VA 23297