Ignition systems

The ignition system is divided into two circuits, low tension (primary) and high tension (secondary). The low tension circuit consists of the battery, ignition switch, primary coil windings and the contact breaker points and condenser. The high tension circuit consists of the secondary coil windings, the heavy ignition lead from the centre of the distributor cap to the coil, the rotor arm and the spark plug leads and spark plugs.

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Sump - removal and refitting
Note: New gaskets and sealing strips must be used on refitting. Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Drain the engine oil. 3 Remove the starter motor as described in Chapter 5, Part ...

Engine electrical systems
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Ignition timing (OHC models) - adjustment
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