A good maintenance program is the key to long machine life. Below is a program that when adhered to should keep your machine in top running condition. Also included in this program are routine service operations required for the engine. However, these are as stated, routine. For maintenance requirements other than stated below, refer to the Engine Operators Manual where a more detailed description of service instructions is given. See Section 5.8 Parts Replacement and Adjustment Procedures for detailed maintenance instruction of specific booster system components.
Prior to starting the booster check, and adjust where necessary, the engine oil level, radiator coolant level, fuel level, fan belt tension, air cleaner for blockage, leaks, or deterioration, drain the scrubber tank and auto bypass filters, and check drain plug on the bottom of the inlet strainer.
The engine cooling system must be drained and flushed every two years. Replace the coolant with a solution of glycol type coolant and water. Do not use a leak sealing type of anti-freeze. Should a 100% water solution be used, a rust inhibitor must be added.
After a routine start has been made, observe the instrument panel gauges and be sure they monitor the correct readings for that particular phase of operation. After the machine has warmed up, it is recommended that a general check on the overall machine and instrument panel be made to assure that the booster is running properly. Also check the air filter maintenance indicator. Should the indicator show red, wash or replace the element immediately. (See Air Filter Maintenance in Section 5.8). Always be sure that you reset the air filter restriction gauge after maintenance.
MAINTENANCE EVERY 50 HOURS OR WEEKLY
After every week or 50 hours of operation, it will be necessary to perform the following:
- Perform daily checks.
- Check air cleaner element and dust cup assembly.
- Check and repair any leaks or other damages.
MAINTENANCE EVERY 100 HOURS OR MONTHLY
After every month or 100 hours of operation, perform the following:
- Perform 50 hour/ weekly checks.
- Check the battery level and fill with water if necessary.
- Change or clean air filter element.
MAINTENANCE EVERY 250 HOURS OR 3 MONTHS
After every 3 months or 250 hours of operation, perform the following:
- Perform 100 hour/ monthly checks.
- Change the engine oil and oil filter. This is best done when the engine is hot.
- Change the fuel filter. Should persistent clogging be evident, change the fuel filter more frequently.
- Check fan belt tension.
- Clean the radiator exterior. Depending on how contaminated the atmosphere may be, more frequent radiator cleaning may be necessary.
MAINTENANCE EVERY 500 HOURS OR 6 MONTHS
After every 6 months or 500 hours of operation, perform following:
- Perform 250 hour/ 3 months checks.
- Examine all hoses and replace as needed.
- Check operation of safety shutdown swichgages.
MAINTENANCE EVERY 1000 HOURS OR ANNUALLY
After every year or 1000 hours of operation, perform the following: 1. Perform 500 hour/ 6 month checks.