MAIN AIR RESERVOIR
This task covers:
Tool kit SC4940-97-CL-E12
Drycleaning solvent (Item 34, Appendix B)
White enamel (Item 27, Appendix B)
Components of this locomotive are heavy and may be awkward to handle. Use correct lifting
procedures, indicated lifting device, and/or assistance from other personnel to avoid injury.
· Before removing air reservoirs, check that air system is drained.
· Smaller air reservoirs within the air system are removed following the same procedures as those
used for main air reservoir.
· When removing or repairing brake valves or components, check air lines and pipes for corrosion,
breaks, splits, or loose connections. Repair of air lines and piping consists of replacing defective
pipes, lines, and connections. Refer to TM 55-2210-224-24P for identification of piping.
· There are two main air reservoirs. Both are removed in a similar manner.
Place a suitable lifting device at each end of main air reservoir (1).
Disconnect unions (2) and (3).
Tag and disconnect electrical leads and remove electrical conduit (4).
Remove two capscrews (5) and lockwashers (6). Remove automatic drain valve (7).