4-30. FUEL TANK MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
This task includes:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's
Pan Wash, Item 38. Appx F
Solvent, Dry Cleaning, item 9, Appx E
Compactor set on level ground in protected area.
General Safety Instructions
Observe all WARNINGS and CAUTIONS
Fuel is very flammable and can explode easily. To
avoid serious injury or death:
Keep fuel away from open flame or a spark (igni-
Keep a least a B-C fire extinguisher within easy
reach when working with fuel or on the fuel system.
Do not work on fuel system when engine IS hot;
fuel can be ignited by a hot engine
Post signs that read NO SMOKING WITHIN 50
FEET when working with open fuel, fuel lines or
Inspect clamps (4), and brackets (7 and 8) for
Inspect fuel tank cap (1) for blocked vent hole,
cracked or missing locking tabs
inspect for missing felt strips (6).
lnspect fuel tank (3) for punctures or chaffing at
Replace any missing or damaged parts
tank clamps (4).