Checklist for the Bendix® Air System Inspection Cup (BASIC) Test Note: Follow all standard safety precautions. Only for vehicles using an air dryer. Number of Days Since Air Tanks Were Last Drained: ________ Date: ___________Vehicle #: ____________ Service Writer - Please fill out the information in this section. è Engine SN __________________________ Vehicle Used for: _______________Typical Load:________ (lbs.) We will measure amount currently found when we get to step B of the test. G“Excessive engine oil loss”amount described: ______________ Is the engine leaking oil? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* Is the compressor leaking oil? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* G Other complaint: ______________________________________ GNo customer complaint. * Note: A confirmed complaint above does NOT mean that the compressor must be replaced: the full BASIC test below will investigate the facts. BASIC test starts here: STEP A - Select one: GThis is a low air use vehicle: Line haul (single trailer) with 5 or less axles, or GThis is a high air use vehicle: Garbage truck, transit bus, bulk unloader, or line haul with 6 or more axles. Then go to Step B. STEP B - Measure the Charging System Contents 1. Park and chock vehicle on level ground. Drain the air system by pumping the service brakes. 2. Completely drain ALL the air tanks into a single BASIC cup. 3. If there is less than one unit of contents total, end the test now and return the vehicle to service. Vehicle passes. Oil 4. If more than one oil unit of water (or a cloudy Units emulsion mixture) is found: (a) Change the vehicle’s air dryer cartridge - see Footnote 1, (b) Conduct the 4 minute leakage test (Step D), (c) STOP the inspection, and check the vehicle STOP + CK. again after 30 days - see Footnote 2. Otherwise, go to Step C. Note for returning vehicles that are being retested after a water/ cloudy emulsion mixture was found last time and the air dryer cartridge replaced: If more than one oil unit of water or a cloudy emulsion mixture is found again, stop the BASIC test and consult the air dryer's Service Data sheet troubleshooting section. Footnote 1: Note: Typical air dryer cartridge replacement schedule is every 3 yrs/ 300K miles for low air use vehicles and every year/100K miles for high air use vehicles. Footnote 2: Caution: To get an accurate reading for the amount of oil collected during a 30 day period, ask the customer not to drain the air tanks before returning. (Note that 30-90 days is the recommended air tank drain schedule for vehicles equipped with a Bendix air dryer that are properly maintained.) If, in cold weather conditions, the 30 day air tank drain schedule is longer than the customer's usual draining interval, the customer must determine, based on its experience with the vehicle, whether to participate now, or wait for warmer weather. See the cold weather tips in Bendix Bulletins TCH-008-21 and TCH-008-22 (included in Appendix B of the Advanced Troubleshooting Guide). Use the chart (label) on the BASIC test cup to decide the action to take. Use the lower acceptance line for low air use vehicles, and upper line for high air use vehicles (from Step A). 1. Record days since air tanks were last drained. 2. Record amount of oil found: _________ days _________ units 3. Action to take è “Relay valve Gleaks oil / G malfunctions” . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* “Dash valve Gleaks oil / Gmalfunctions” . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* G“Air dryer leaks oil” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* G“Governor malfunction” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* G“Oil in gladhands” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* how much oil did you find? ________________________________ G“Oil on ground or vehicle exterior” . . . . . . . . . . . Gno Gyes* amount described: ______________________________________ G“Short air dryer cartridge life” replaces every: ______________ G miles, G kms, or G months G “Oil in air tanks” amount described:_______________________ STEP C - How to Read the BASIC Test Chart è Checklist for Technician Have you confirmed complaint? è Customer’s Complaint (Please check all that apply) No. of Axles: ____ (tractor) ____ (trailer) No. of Lift Axles: ____ Technician’s Name: ____________________ è è Also, indicate any customer complaint below. if oil level is at or below System OK. STOP If number of days is: acceptance line for number TEST 30-60 days (high air use) Return to service. of daysè or if oil level is above 30-90 days (low air use) Go to Step D acceptance line for number è of days è if oil level is at or below System OK. STOP TEST 30-day acceptance line è Return to service. Stop inspection. (if the number of days is STOP unknown, or outside the if oil level is above 30-day Test again acceptance line è after 30 days. + CK. limits above) See Footnote 2. Otherwise . . . è BASIC Test Example An oil level of 4 units in a sixty-day period is within the acceptance area (at or below the line) for both low and high air use vehicles. Return the vehicle to service. Acceptance Lines Oil Level X Sixty days since last air tank draining Decision point STEP D - Air Brake System Leakage Test Park the vehicle on level ground and chock the wheels. Build system pressure to governor cut-out and let the pressure stabilize for one minute. 1: Observe the dash gauges for two additional minutes without the service brakes applied. 2: Release the parking brake and apply the service brakes (you may use a block of wood to hold the pedal in position). Allow the air pressure to stabilize, and then observe the dash gauges for 2 minutes. If you see a noticeable decrease of the readings, repair leaks and repeat this test to confirm that air leaks have been repaired. Return vehicle to service, but please repeat BASIC test at next service interval. Note: Leaks can also be present in the charging system, parking brakes, and/or other components. If no air leakage was detected, and if you are conducting this test after completing Step C, go to Step E. STEP E - If no air leakage was detected in Step D Replace the compressor. Note: If the compressor is within warranty period, please follow standard warranty procedures. Attach the completed checklist to warranty claim. If, after a compressor was already replaced, the vehicle fails the BASIC test again, do not replace the compressor again, instead use the Advanced Troubleshooting Guide to investigate the cause(s). BW2377 ©2004 Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. All Rights Reserved. 8/30/04. Printed in USA.