Ford Sierra Road Test

Virtually the last of the rear-wheel-drive rep-mobiles, the Sierra was always a good-handler, compared to many of its contemporary front-drive competitors. Trouble is, what was a good chassis at the original 1982 launch, had well and truly reached its sell-by date even by the late 1980s.If your priority is comfort and your staple journey a daily motorway or A-road crawl, then a Sierra could be just the job. Get yourself a bargain-priced well equipped late model and you could have the last laugh at those jelly-mould jokes you'll cop down the pub.

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    Specifications
    Front suspension Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independent by MacPherson struts with coil springs and integral tele ...

    Radiator grille panel - removal and refitting
    Models up to 1987 1 With the bonnet raised, remove the four grille panel securing screws from the top of the front panel. 2 Lift the grille panel from its lower mounting bushes, and withdraw it f ...

    Pistons and connecting rods - removal and refitting
    Note: New connecting rod bolts and a new oil pick-up pipe gasket must be used on refitting. Removal 1 Remove the sump and the cylinder head. 2 Unscrew the two securing bolts, and remove the oil p ...