Section III OPERATOR MAINTENANCE
1-8. LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Lubrication instructions for the Distribution Section are contained in LO 5-6675-315-12, Lubrication Order,
Distribution Section, Topographic Support System.
The intervals and manhours specified in the Lubrication Order are based on normal operations. During inactive
periods, lubrication periods may be extended with adequate preservation.
Topographic equipment and all optical equipment require special care in lubrication. When a specified lubricant
is called for, substitutions are not authorized. Minimum amounts of lubricant are to be used and all excess lubricant is to
be immediately removed. Spray lubricants must not be used in the vicinity of optical equipment unless optics are
completely protected. No lubricant is to be applied unless a thorough cleaning is conducted first to remove dirt, dust, or
Be sure that you refer to the appropriate chapter before any equipment is stored after use, that the temperature
has stabilized, and that required lubrication after use is accomplished.
1-9. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES.
The table lists the common malfunctions which you may find during operation or maintenance of the Distribution
Section or its components. You should perform the tests/inspections and corrective actions in the order listed.
This manual cannot list all malfunctions that may occur, nor all test or inspections and corrective actions. If a
malfunction is not listed or is not corrected by listed corrective actions, notify your supervisor.