5-10. FUEL TANK AND SUCTION LINE
This task covers:
Shop set, automotive repair,
Malfunction 4, step 2
field maintenance, basic
Tool kit, master mechanics
Fuel tank removed from
Special Environmental Conditions
MIL-T-704 Treatment and Painting of Material
Well-ventilated area required.
1. Fuel tank
Inspect exterior of tank for dents, broken welds,
flaking paint, excessive rust, or other damage. If
fuel tank is severely dented or rusted, replace it.
2. Suction line
Inspect suction line for cracks, clogs, or other dam-
age. If suction line is cracked, or has an obstruction
that cannot be removed, replace suction line.
Explosion hazard exists when fuel tank is welded. Purge all fumes from tank before attempting
repair involving heat or flame.
3. Fuel tank
If tank has broken welds, dry it thoroughly be-
fore reworking the cracked weld. If the tank has
flaking paint or severe rust, sandpaper an area
larger than the damaged area. Sandpaper to bare
metal. Then clean, treat, and paint tank in
accordance with MIL-T-704, Type A, color as
specified. Allow paint to dry.