c. Air. Over a period of time, oil, dust, and
battery PMCS. Use distilled water or a good grade of
dirt will collect on the condenser fins. Remove by using
drinking water (excluding mineral water).
a long bristle brush. Keep any obstacles which might
obstruct the flow of air between the condenser fins,
d. Cleaning. Thoroughly clean and lubricate
away from the power compartment.
the entire unit as soon as possible, after exposure to
severe dusty or sandy conditions.
When operating under
extreme heat, check the level of the oil, and the
Operation In High Altitude
lubrication points frequently. Keep oil levels as close to
the proper level as possible. For lubrication under
a. The gasoline engine power output will
extreme heat, refer to LO 5-3655-210-12.
gradually decrease as the operating altitude above sea
Operation Under Dusty Or Sandy Conditions
level increases. This is due to less air being drawn into
the cylinders, resulting in a richer fuel mixture and
a. General. Operation of the conversion arid
incomplete combustion. It may be necessary to readjust
the carburetor for proper operation.
storage unit under conditions of extreme dust or sand
will cause wear, shorten the service life of the unit, and
Be sure the air cleaner is operating
increase the servicing periods to keep the unit
operating. Perform careful and frequent servicing.
Operation In Salt Water Areas
b. Lubrication. Lubricate more frequently
than specified in LO 5-3655-210-12, depending upon the
a. General. Salt water has a very corrosive
amount of sand and dust in the area. Keep the covers
on lubrication points tightly closed. When lubricating,
action on metal. Avoid contact with salt water whenever
make sure that no sand or dirt has entered lubrication
b. Lubrication. Clean all lubricating points
thoroughly. Refer to LO 5-3655-210-12 for proper
(1) Keep the air cleaner in the best
c. Electrical System.
Keep all electrical
equipment clean and free from corrosion. Clean the
(2) Keep the doors and shutters closed
spark plug terminals frequently.
when possible, to keep excessive dust and sand from
d. Protection. If the conversion and storage
unit is stored in an area where salt water spray is in the
(3) Seal instrument edges with masking or
air, use a tarpaulin or other suitable cover for protection.
scotch tape to keep dust from entering.
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