Battery - removal and refitting
Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding.
1 The battery is located on the left-hand side of the engine compartment on a bulkhead platform.
2 Disconnect the leads at the negative (earth) terminal by undoing the retaining nut and removing the bolt. Disconnect the positive terminal leads in the same way.
3 Undo the bolts securing the two battery clamps and remove the clamps.
4 Lift the battery from its location, keeping it in an upright position to avoid spilling electrolyte on the paintwork.
5 Refitting is the reverse sequence to removal.
Smear petroleum jelly on the terminals when refitting and always connect the positive lead first and the negative lead last.
Oil filler cap cleaning - OHVand HCS engines (Every 6000 miles
or 6 months)
1 Simply pull the oil filler cap from the rocker cover and, where applicable, disconnect the hose(s) from the cap. 2 Inspect the filler cap, and if necessary clean the cap using clean petrol to re ...
Engine/manual gearbox assembly - removal and separation
Note: Refer to the warning at the beginning of Section 5 before proceeding. A suitable hoist and lifting tackle will be required for this operation. Removal 1 Proceed as described in paragraphs 1 ...
Crankcase ventilation system check (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12
1 Inspect the crankcase ventilation system for blockage or damage. A blocked hose can cause a build-up of crankcase pressure, which in turn can cause oil leaks (see illustration). 35.1 Loosenin ...