b. Inspection and Cleaning
Do not reuse a tire which has been run flat without thoroughly
inspecting for damage. Failure to follow these instructions may
result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
Inspect inside of tire (1) for cord or belt separation, and inner liner damage. Replace tire (1) if
Inspect tire bead (12) for abrasions caused from runflat (2). Replace tire (1) if damaged.
Check for protruding objects inside tire (1) which may not be visible from outside. Repair tire (1) if
Check tread depth on tire (1). Tread should not be worn below level of wear bars (13). Replace
tire (1) if tread is worn below wear bars (13) or 3/32 in. (2.38 mm).
Inspect runflat spacer (11) for splitting, wear, or excessive chafing. Replace runflat spacer (11) if
Clean all grease, dirt, and foreign material from the runflat (2) with soap and water and allow to air
dry. Inspect runflat (2) for splitting, wear, or excessive chafing. Replace runflat (2) if damaged.
8-5. RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1123
AND A2 VEHICLES) (Contd)