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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Exhaust emission control system components - removal and refitting
Carburettor engines Spark delay/sustain valve Removal 1 Disconnect the vacuum lines at the valve and remove the valve from the engine. Refitting 2 When refitting a spark delay valve it must be ...

Oil pump - dismantling, inspection and reassembly
Note: A new pressure relief valve plug and pick-up tube gasket will be required for reassembly. Dismantling 1 If oil pump wear is suspected, check the cost and availability of new parts and the c ...

Cylinder head - removal and refitting (engine in vehicle)
Note: Refer to the warning at the beginning of Section 5 and the note at the beginning of the following Section before proceeding. The cylinder head must not be removed when the engine is warm. R ...