Section II. OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
This section contains PMCS for the 80-ton diesel-electric locomotive. Table 2-1 lists checks,
services, and criteria to make sure that your locomotive is prepared for operation. Perform the
checks and services in table 2-1 along with the PMCS in TM 5-2815-233-14 at the specific intervals,
keeping in mind the following guidelines:
a. Do (B) preventive maintenance just before operating your locomotive. Pay attention to
cautions and warnings.
b. Do (D) preventive maintenance during operation (during operation means to monitor the
equipment while it is actually being used).
c. Do (A) preventive maintenance right after operating your locomotive. Pay attention to
cautions and warnings.
2-5. PMCS PROCEDURES
a. Always do preventive maintenance in the same order. The pattern will become a habit, and
with practice, anything wrong will be seen in a hurry.
b. If something does not work or is not right, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual
and notify unit maintenance.
c. If something looks wrong and you cannot fix it, write it on DA Form 2404, Equipment
Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, and notify your supervisor. Do not accept or operate
a locomotive with a discrepancy in the Equipment Is Not Ready/Available If column. Deny use
of equipment until deficiency has been corrected.
d. Make sure you read the following before you start your PMCS: (1) Take cleaning rags needed
to make the required checks.
Drycleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles
and gloves and use only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin,
eyes, and clothes and don't breathe vapors. Do not use near open flame or
excessive heat. The flash point is 100 - 138°F (38 - 59°C). If you become dizzy,
get fresh air and medical aid immediately. If contact with eyes is made, wash
your eyes and get medical aid immediately.
Water, if allowed to enter electrical equipment, can cause death or serious
injury to personnel and/or damage to the electrical equipment.
Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious
problem. Clean while working as needed. Use drycleaning solvent (item 23, app E) to
clean metal surfaces. Use detergent (item 3, app E) and water when you clean rubber or