Distributorless Ignition System (DIS) components - removal and refitting
Electronic modules 1 Refer to Section 6.
2 Refer to Section 4.
Engine speed sensor
3 Disconnect the battery negative lead.
4 Disconnect the sensor wiring plug (see illustration).
7.4 Disconnecting the engine speed sensor wiring plug - DIS
5 Remove the securing screw and withdraw the sensor.
6 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
Engine Coolant Temperature
7 The ECT sensor is screwed into the inlet manifold (see illustration).
7.7 Engine coolant temperature sensor location (arrowed) - DIS
8 Disconnect the battery negative lead.
9 Partially drain the cooling system as described in Chapter 1.
10 Disconnect the sensor wiring plug.
11 Unscrew the sensor from the inlet manifold.
12 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but on completion top up the cooling system as described in “Weekly checks”.
Ignition timing check - models with contact breaker distributor
(Every 6000 miles or 6 months)
Note: With modern ignition systems the only suitable way to time the ignition accurately is with a stroboscopic timing light. However, for initial setting up purposes (ie after major overhaul, or ...
Maintenance - upholstery and carpets
Mats and carpets should be brushed or vacuum cleaned regularly to keep them free of grit. If they are badly stained remove them from the vehicle for scrubbing or sponging and make quite sure they ...
Alternator brushes - removal, inspection and refitting
1 Remove the alternator. Bosch type 2 Remove the two securing screws and withdraw the regulator/brush box assembly from the rear of the alternator (see illustration). 7.2 Withdrawing the regul ...