Front brake disc pad check (Every 6000 miles or 6 months)

1 Place a mirror between the roadwheel and the caliper and check the thickness of the friction material of the disc pads (see illustration). If the material has worn down to the specified minimum or less, the pads must be renewed as an axle set (four pads).

16.1 Checking the front disc pad wear using a mirror
16.1 Checking the front disc pad wear using a mirror

2 For a comprehensive check, the brake pads should be removed and cleaned. This will permit the operation of the caliper to be checked, and the condition of the brake disc itself to be examined on both sides. Refer to Chapter 9 for further information.

    See also:

    Distributor (OHC models) - removal and refitting
    Note: During production the engine ignition timing is accurately set using a microwave process, and sealant is applied to the distributor clamp bolt. Removal of the distributor should be avoided e ...

    Hinge and lock check and lubrication (Every 12 000 miles or 12 months)
    1 Work around the vehicle, and lubricate the bonnet, door and tailgate hinges with a light machine oil such as Duckhams Home Oil. 2 Lightly lubricate the bonnet release mechanism and exposed secti ...

    Thermo-viscous cooling fan (SOHC models) - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Remove the four retaining clips and unscrew the two retaining screws, then withdraw the upper section of the fan shroud (see illustrations). 1 ...