Exhaust system - renewal
1 The layout of the exhaust system varies considerably according to model and engine.
All except the RS Turbo versions can be renewed in sections; coupling sleeves are supplied, enabling an old section to be cut out and a new one inserted without the need to renew the entire system all at once.
2 It is recommended when working on an exhaust system that the complete assembly be removed from under the vehicle by releasing the downpipe from the manifold and unhooking the flexible suspension hangers (see illustrations).
4.2a Exhaust silencer mounting . . .
4.2b . . . and expansion box mounting
3 Assemble the complete system, but do not fully tighten the joint clips until the system is back in the vehicle. Use a new exhaust manifold/flange gasket and check that the flexible mountings are in good order, also check the connecting flange joint.
4 Set the silencer and expansion box in their correct attitudes in relation to the rest of the system before finally tightening the joint clips.
5 Check that with reasonable deflection in either direction, the exhaust does not knock against any adjacent components.
Heated rear window aerial amplifier - removal and refitting
Removal 1 On some 1986 models onwards the radio aerial is incorporated in the heated rear window element, and to assist reception an amplifier is fitted. This is located in the tailgate adjacent ...
Coolant renewal (Every 24 000 miles or 2 Years)
Cooling system draining 1 It is preferable to drain the system when the coolant is cold. If it must be drained when hot, release the pressure cap on the thermostat housing (or expansion tank on la ...
Rear suspension leaf spring (P100 models) - removal and refitting
Note: All self-locking nuts and spring washers must be renewed on reassembly. Removal 1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands placed under the side me ...