Inspect the fuze well to see if the fuze-well liner is in place (see Figure 2-9). The fuze-well liner precludes
extensive exudation of explosive filler during handling and transportation. If the fuze-well liner is loose or missing,
replace the eyebolt lifting plug and set the projectile aside for further disposition by an ammunition inspector. If
the fuze-well liner is in place, look for explosive filler exudation around the top of the fuze-well liner. You must
remove exudation before doing any other cleaning operation. To remove exudation, make a swab by wrapping
an acetone- or alcohol-dampened rag around a wooden stick. See Figure 2-12. Swab the area around the top of
the fuze-well liner several times, using fresh pieces of rag until the exudation is removed. Next, clean the fuze-
well threads with a small typewriter brush or rags dampened with alcohol or acetone. Place the supplementary
charge and cardboard spacer back into the fuze well. Lubricate the eyebolt lifting plug threads and the fuzewell
threads with a small amount of silicone grease.
Figure 2-12. Cleaning the Fuze Well.
Before replacing the eyebolt lifting plug, make sure that the gasket is present and in good condition (see Figure 2-
13). If necessary, replace the gasket. Carefully thread the eyebolt lifting plug clockwise into the fuze well and
screw it down handtight. Place the appropriate torque wrench adapter over the eyebolt lifting plug. Insert the
torque wrench into the adapter. Torque the eyebolt lifting plug from 100 to 200 inch-pounds by pulling the wrench
clockwise (see Figure 2-14).
When the eyebolt lifting plug is back in place, you have completed your inspection and the projectile is ready to be
returned to storage. Reband the pallet to reinforce the bottom and to hold it together during handling. Use the
banding procedures described in Lesson 1.