Bodywork and fittings

General information

The model range includes 4-door Saloon, 3 and 5-door Hatchback, 5-door Estate, and 2- door Pick-up body styles.

Each body is of all-steel welded energyabsorbing monocoque construction, with a separate load-bearing rear chassis frame on P100 Pick-up models. Corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles, and includes zinc phosphate dipping of the body panels, and wax injection of box sections and doors.

All models have flush direct-glazed fixed glass panels, and integrated polycarbonate bumpers.

All body panels are welded, including the front wings, so it is recommended that major body damage repairs are entrusted to a dealer.

A wide range of interior equipment and trim options are available depending on model.

The procedures given in this Chapter apply to original equipment fitments, and do not cover after-market products.

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Crankcase emission control filter renewal - CVH engines (Every 24 000 miles or 2 Years)
Carburettor and Central Fuel Injection (CFI) engines 1 Where fitted, the crankcase ventilation filter is located in the base of the air cleaner. 2 The filter can be renewed by pulling it out of t ...

Brake hydraulic fluid renewal (Every 36 000 miles (60 000 km) or 3 years)
1 An assistant and bleeding equipment will be needed. A considerable quantity of hydraulic fluid will be required - probably about 2 litres (nearly half a gallon). 2 Slacken the front wheel nuts. ...

Weber 2V carburettor automatic choke unit - adjustment
XR3 models 1 Remove the air cleaner as described in Section 2. 2 Disconnect the electrical lead to the automatic choke. 3 Unscrew and remove the three screws which hold the automatic choke housi ...