Major operations possible with the engine in the car

The following work can be carried out without having to remove the engine: a) Cylinder head - removal and refitting.

b) Valve clearances - adjustment (see Chapter 1).

c) Sump - removal and refitting.

d) Rocker gear - overhaul.

e) Crankshaft front oil seal - renewal .

f) Pistons/connecting rods - removal and refitting.

g) Engine mountings - renewal.

h) Oil filter - removal and refitting.

I) Oil pump - removal and refitting.

    See also:

    Front suspension lower arm inner pivot bush - renewal
    1 To improve access, raise the front of the vehicle on ramps. Apply the handbrake. 2 Unscrew and remove the nut, washer and pivot bolt securing the relevant lower arm to the crossmember. 3 Remove ...

    Front disc caliper - removal, overhaul and refitting
    Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1. Removal 1 Apply the handbrake, loosen the relevant roadwheel nuts, then jack up the front of the vehicle and support on axle stands. (see “Jacking ...

    Examination and renovation
    1 Clean all components using paraffin and a stiff brush, except the crankshaft, which should be wiped clean and the oil passages cleaned out with a length of wire. 2 Never assume that a component ...