Routine maintenance and servicing

This Chapter is designed to help the home mechanic maintain his/her vehicle for safety, economy, long life and peak performance.

The Chapter contains a master maintenance schedule, followed by Sections dealing specifically with each task on the schedule. Visual checks, adjustments, component renewal and other helpful items are included. Refer to the accompanying illustrations of the engine compartment and the underside of the vehicle for the locations of the various components.

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Steering gear - removal, overhaul and refitting
Removal Note: New tie-rod balljoint split-pins must be used on refitting. 1 Set the front roadwheels in the straightahead position. 2 Raise the front of the vehicle and fit stands (see “Jacking ...

Rocker gear - dismantling and reassembly
Dismantling 1 With the rocker assembly removed as described in Section 4, extract the split pin from one end of the rocker shaft (see illustration). 6.1 Rocker shaft assembly components 2 Take ...

Safety precautions
WARNINGS: Stop refuelling after the fuel nozzle stops the second time. Additional fuel will fill the expansion space in the fuel tank which could lead to fuel overflowing. Fuel spillage could be ...