Bodywork and fittings

The body is of welded steel construction available in 3 or 5-door Hatchback, 3 or 5- door Estate, soft-top Cabriolet, or Van configurations.

The body is of monocoque construction and is of energy-absorbing design.

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Engine/manual gearbox assembly - removal and separation
Note: Refer to the warning at the beginning of Section 5 before proceeding. A suitable hoist and lifting tackle will be required for this operation. Removal 1 Proceed as described in paragraphs 1 ...

Crankshaft and bearings - examination and renovation
1.8 litre (R2A type) 1 Examine the bearing surfaces of the crankshaft for scratches or scoring and, using a micrometer, check each journal and crankpin for ovality. Where this is found to be in e ...

Cylinder head - removal and refitting (engine removed)
Note: New cylinder head bolts, a new cylinder head gasket, a new timing chain tensioner plunger assembly, a new upper timing chain cover gasket, and a new camshaft cover gasket and reinforcing sle ...