RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1123 AND
8-4.1. BIAS TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (Cont'd)19.Tighten locknuts (2) to 55 lb-ft (75 Nm) in tightening sequence shown.20.Tighten locknuts (2) to 65 lb-ft (88 Nm) in tightening sequence shown.21.Check wheel assembly for gaps at each stud (10). Use a 0.0015 in. (0.038 mm) thickness gauge todetect gaps. If gaps are detected, disassemble and reassemble wheel assembly and recheck for gaps.If gaps are still detected, replace outer rim half (5)..WARNING. Never inflate a wheel assembly without having checked wheellocknut torques to ensure the wheel locknuts are tightened tospecifications. An assembly with improperly tightened locknutscould separate under pressure, resulting in serious injury ordeath. Always use a tire inflation cage for inflation purposes. Stand onone side of the cage, during inflation, never directly in front.Keep hands out of the cage during inflation. Inflate assembly torecommended pressure, using a clip-on air chuck. Do notexceed 50 psi (345 kPa) cold inflation pressure. Failure tofollow these instructions may result in serious injury or death.22.Place assembly in safety cage and inflate tire to recommended tire pressure (TM 9-2320-280-10).23.Check for leaks around rim edges (11), valve core (3), and valve stem (4) with soapy solution.TM 9-2320-280-20-2Change 28-15FOLLOW-ON TASK: Balance tire (para. 8-9).
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