Major operations possible with the engine in the car

The following work can be carried out without having to remove the engine: a) Timing belt - renewal.

b) Camshaft oil seal - renewal.

c) Camshaft - removal and refitting.

d) Cylinder head - removal and refitting.

e) Crankshaft front oil seal - renewal.

f) Sump - removal and refitting.

g) Piston/connecting rod - removal and refitting.

h) Engine/transmission mountings - removal and refitting.

    See also:

    Distributor lubrication - models with contact breaker distributor (Every 6000 miles or 6 months)
    1 Remove the distributor cap and the rotor arm. 2 Apply a couple of drops of light oil to the felt pad in the top of the shaft. 3 Wipe clean the distributor cam, then apply a trace of high meltin ...

    Light laden valve (Van models) - adjustment, removal and refitting
    1 The light laden valve used on Van models is a pressure regulating valve which reacts to suspension height according to vehicle load. The valve is mounted on the underside of the vehicle above th ...

    Pistons and connecting rods - examination and renovation
    1.8 litre (R2A type) 1 Examine the pistons for ovality, scoring, and scratches. Check the connecting rods for wear or damage. 2 The gudgeon pins are an interference fit in the connecting rods, an ...