3-59. AIR RESERVOIR (cont.)
Inspect reservoir for cracks, breaks, or other damage.
Replace if severe damage or cracks are apparent.
Test air reservoir by the following:
Seal one end of reservoir and apply a source of air to other end of air reservoir.
Inspect exterior of air reservoir for leaks. If there are air leaks replace main air reservoir.
Test in accordance with FRA 229.31.
Stencil date of test on air reservoir surface with gray gloss enamel.
Smaller air reservoirs within the air system are installed following the same procedures as those used for
main air reservoir.
Components of this locomotive are heavy and may be awkward to handle. Use correct lifting procedures, indicted lifting
devices, and/or assistance from other personnel to avoid injury.
Use a suitable lifting device and raise air reservoir (9) to locomotive.
Secure with two braces (8), four nuts (7), lockwashers (6), and bolts (5). Do not tighten.
Connect air lines (2) and (3).
Connect electrical line (4).
Tighten four nuts (7), lockwashers (6), and bolts (5).
Install drain plug (1) in air reservoir (8).
Repeat steps 12 thru 16 and install remaining air reservoir.