the bail aside to release the glass fuel bowl (2).
Remove the bowl and gasket (3). Empty the contents of
the bowl and wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
(3) If engine operation indicates that the filter
element (4) is contaminated, replace it with a new one.
(4) Position the gasket (3) and fuel bowl (2) on
the fuel strainer housing (7). Swing bail (1) into position
and tighten the bail nut to hold the bowl in place.
(5) Open the fuel shutoff valve (6) and check for
leaks. Correct any leaks.
3-12. Maintenance of Electrical System
Operator/crew maintenance of the electrical system
consists primarily of servicing the battery. Keep battery
filled to the top of plates with distilled water. Keep the
top of the battery and the battery terminals clean. To
protect the terminals from corrosion, you can coat them
with a light application of GAA lubricant.
3-13. Maintenance of Wheels
Operator/crew maintenance of wheels consists primarily
of servicing the tires, as follows:
a. Clean tires and wheels with fresh, clean water.
b. Remove foreign material embedded in the tires.
If you remove nails or other penetrating objects, be sure
to inspect for punctures of the tubes.
c. Inspect wheels and rims for damage. Inspect
tires for cracks, deep cuts, or separated tread.
d. Keep tires inflated to 40 psi.
e. Report any defects or damage to organizational
3-14. Maintenance of Chassis
a. Using light engine oil as required, lubricate the
front leg and lock pin, the rear leg supports and lock
pins, and the tool storage box hinges.
b. Clean reflectors and tail light assembly lenses
with a damp cloth as required. Replace tail light and
stop/turn bulbs as required by removing the lens
attaching screws to provide access to the bulbs.
5. Filter gasket
6. Fuel shutoff valve
7. Fuel strainer housing
Figure 3-6. Fuel strainer, exploded view.
(2) Loosen the nut on the bail (1) and swing