Ignition systems

The ignition system is divided into two circuits, low tension (primary) and high tension (secondary). The low tension circuit consists of the battery, ignition switch, primary coil windings and the contact breaker points and condenser. The high tension circuit consists of the secondary coil windings, the heavy ignition lead from the centre of the distributor cap to the coil, the rotor arm and the spark plug leads and spark plugs.

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Cold start valve - removal and refitting
Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. K-Jetronic system Removal 1 Disconnect the battery earth lead. 2 Detach the electrical wiring multi-plug from the valve ...

Headlamp wiper motor - removal and refitting
Note: On vehicles fitted with foglamps, the headlamp unit must be removed when the righthand headlamp wiper motor is to be removed. Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Disconnect th ...

Engine idle speed check (Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months)
Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1, Chapter 4, Part A or B (as applicable), before proceeding. Before carrying out any carburettor adjustments, ensure that the ignition timing and sp ...