Engine electrical systems

The electrical system is of the 12 volt negative earth type, and consists of a 12 volt battery, alternator with integral voltage regulator, starter motor and related electrical accessories, components and wiring. The battery is of the low maintenance or maintenance-free “sealed for life” type and is charged by an alternator which is belt-driven from the crankshaft pulley. The starter motor is of the pre-engaged type, incorporating an integral solenoid. On starting the solenoid moves the drive pinion into engagement with the flywheel ring gear before the starter motor is energised. Once the engine has started, a one-way clutch prevents the motor armature being driven by the engine until the pinion disengages from the flywheel.

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Piston/connecting rod assemblies - removal and refitting
Note: A piston ring compressor tool will be required for this operation. Removal 1 Remove the cylinder head and the sump as described in Sections 4 and 5 respectively. Do not remove the oil pick- ...

Mud and water
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Condenser (contact breaker system) - testing, removal and refitting
Note: Refer to the precautions given in Section 1 before proceeding. Testing 1 The purpose of the condenser is to prevent excessive arcing of the contact breaker points, and to ensure that a rapi ...