11-205. AIR INTAKE FILTER MAINTENANCE
This task covers
M996, M996A1, M997, M997A1, M997A2
Detergent (Appendix C, Item (17)
General mechanics tool kit:
Air intake filters removed (TM 9-2320-280-10).
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
General Safety Instructions
. NBC contaminated filters must be handled and
disposed of only by trained personnel.
l Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will
not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
NBC contaminated filters must be handled and disposed of only by
authorized and trained personnel. The unit commander or senior
officer in charge of maintenance personnel must ensure that
prescribed protective clothing (FM 3-4) is used, and prescribed
safety measures and decontamination procedures (FM 3-5) are
followed. The local unit SOP is responsible for final disposal of
contaminated air filters,
Inspect filters (1) for tears, rips, contaminants, or other damage. Inspect filter frames (2) and supports (3)
for cracks, bends, or other damage. If filters (1), frames (2), or support (3) are damaged, replace.
1. Cleaning with detergent.
Remove oily dirt from filter (1) by gently hand washing in warm water and non-sudsing detergent.
Gently rinse filter (1) with warm water. Allow filter to dry.
2. Cleaning with compressed air.
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa). Use only with effective chip guarding and personnel
protective equipment (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.).
Remove oily dirt and dust from filter (1) by directing air stream at an angle and approximately 6 in.
(152.4 mm) from filter (1). Blow away loosened dirt or dust from both sides of filter (1).