BDAR FIXES SHALL BE USED ONLY IN COMBAT
AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMANDER
AND SHALL BE REPAIRED BY STANDARD MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE MISSION IS COMPLETED.
Section I. GENERAL
POL products available within the US and NATO military supply systems,
commercial products, and captured products may be acceptable substitutes for POL
Some POL will be destructive if used.
This appendix provides tables on
how to blend or mix good fuels with poor or nonfuels to increase the available
quantity of fuel.
This appendix also presents information on lubricants and
hydraulic fluids .
The tables divide POL products into three categories as follows:
The correct product for the system.
( 2 ) A l t e r n a t e .
A product that closely matches the primary but will result in
Using the alternate POL will have no effect of the durability
of the system.
There are no restrictions on the duration of use.
(3) Emergency or Expedient.
A product that can be used for a short period of
These products are a last resort only and will result in a significant
reduction in performance and in serious harm to the system with continued use.
POL products are usually identified by NSNs or part numbers which identify
however, specification numbers and product names may also be a means
of identifying the product.
Guidance provided is keyed to specification numbers,
product names, application (automotive, aviation, marine), and the type of user
(military, commercial, and foreign).
NATO products can usually be assumed to be direct replacements for US
but there are some products which do not meet the same user
The American Society of Testing and Measurements (ASTM)
specifications relate to commercial products found in the US.
This section will list a few elementary characteristics of importance,
although you will have no means of measuring or predicting them.
You can use the
basic fuels, as provided, in order of priority.
It will tell you how to mix one or
more fluids to produce a usable fuel and finally tell how to remove or flush a fuel
from the system.