OIL/SQUIRT CAN.--The oil/squirt cans are
used for general lubrication. Always use the specified
oil for the part being lubricated. Before using an oil can,
always check to make sure the oil can contains the
HAND.--This method of lubrication is generally
used for packing wheel bearings. It involves using
grease in the palm of your hand to pack the bearings.
BRUSH.--This method of lubrication is used
when it is necessary to cover a large area, or for coating
tracks or guides with a lubricant.
There are several different types of grease fittings.
They are the hydraulic (Zerk fitting), the buttonhead
pin, and flush type of fittings. See figure 1-13. The two
most commonly used fittings in naval aviation are the
hydraulic- and flush-type fittings. These fittings are
found on many parts of the aircraft.
HYDRAULIC FITTINGS.--This type protrudes
from the surface into which it is screwed, and it has a
rounded end that the mating nozzle of the grease gun
Figure 1-13.--Types of lubrication fittings.
Figure 1-14.--Lubrication chart.