3-25. FUEL TANK AND SHIELD MAINTENANCE
This task covers:
d. Cleaning and Inspection
General mechanics tool kit:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Maintenance and repair shop equipment:
(Appendix B, Item 2)
Access cover gasket (Appendix G, Item 1)
Fourteen locknuts (Appendix G, Item 109)
Three lockwashers (Appendix G, Item 208)
Drycleaning solvent (Appendix C, Item 26)
Adhesive (Appendix C, Item 2)
Sealing compound (Appendix C, Item 62)
l Battery ground cables disconnected (para. 4-68).
l Rear propeller sh& removed (para. 6-4).
l Right rear underbody armor removed (Ml114 only)
General Safety Instructions
l Do not perform this procedure near fire, flames,
l Drycleaning solvent is flammable and will not be
used near an open flame.
Diesel fuel is highly flammable. Do not perform this procedure
near fire, flames, or sparks. Severe injury or death may result.
Have drainage container ready to catch fuel.
Remove fuel tank filler cap (1).
Remove drainplug (3) from fuel tank (2) and allow-fuel to completely drain into container.
Do not over-tighten drainplug. Drainplug must not turn in hole.
Sharp edge of hole may cut rubber.
Install drainplug (3) flush with bottom of fuel tank (2).
1 b. Removal
Disconnect large vent line (4) from filler spout (5).
Remove locknut (151, washer (121, capscrew W, washer (121, and clamp (13) fkom vent line (4) and
body (14). Discard locknut (151.
Remove locknut (161, washer (71, capscrew (81, washer (71, and clamp (6) from filler spout (51.
Discard locknut (16).
Loosen clamp (9) and remove hose (10) from spout (5).