Specifications

Battery
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 volt lead-acid, 35 to 52 Ah depending on model Charge condition:
Poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.4 volts or less Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.6 volts Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.7 volts or over Alternator
Minimum brush length:
Bosch, Lucas and Mitsubishi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 mm
Motorola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 mm Regulator voltage at 4000 rpm with 3 to 7A load (all models) . . . . . . . . 13.7 to 14.6 volts
Starter motor
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pre-engaged Make:
Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.8 kW, 0.85 kW, 0.9 kW, 0.95 kW Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8M 90, 9M 90, M 79 Nippondenso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.6 kW, 0.9 kW Minimum brush length:
Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0 mm Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 mm Nippondenso 0.6 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0 mm
Nippondenso 0.9 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0 mm

    See also:

    Driveshaft check (Every 12 000 miles or 12 months)
    1 Carry out a thorough inspection of the driveshafts and joints as follows. 2 Jack up the front of the car and support it securely on axle stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”). 3 Slowly rot ...

    Diagram 2a: 1986-on Lighting all models
    Diagram 2a: 1986-on Lighting all models ...

    Throttle housing - removal and refitting
    Note: A new gasket must be used on refitting. Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Depressurise the fuel system as described in Section 6. 3 Remove the air inlet pipe (see illustrati ...