Bonnet - removal and refitting
1 Open the bonnet and support it on its stay.
2 Disconnect the screen washer pipe on the underside of the bonnet lid (see illustration).
7.2 Disconnecting the windscreen washer fluid pipe
3 Where applicable, disconnect the earth lead from the bonnet.
4 Mark round the hinge plates on the underside of the bonnet lid as an aid to refitting.
5 With an assistant supporting one side of the bonnet lid, unbolt the hinges and lift the lid from the vehicle.
6 Refit by reversing the removal operations. If a new bonnet is being installed, position it so that an equal gap is provided at each side when it is being closed.
7 The bonnet should close smoothly and positively without excessive pressure. If it does not, carry out the following adjustment.
8 Screw in the bump stops which are located on the front upper cross rail (see illustration).
7.8 Bonnet bump stop (arrowed)
Close the bonnet and then readjust the bump stops until the bonnet is flush with the wing upper surfaces.
9 Adjust the striker centrally in relation to the latch. Release it by unscrewing its pressed steel locknut.
10 Screw the striker in or out until the bonnet fully closes under its own weight when allowed to drop from a point 300 mm (12 in) above its released position.
Spark plug renewal (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)
1 The correct functioning of the spark plugs is vital for the correct running and efficiency of the engine. It is essential that the plugs fitted are appropriate for the engine. 2 Make sure that t ...
Handbrake cables - renewal
1 Chock the front wheels, then fully release the handbrake. 2 Raise and support the vehicle at the rear with axle stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”). Primary cable 3 Extract the spring c ...
Ignition timing (OHC models) - adjustment
Note: During production the ignition timing is accurately set using a microwave process, and sealant is applied to the distributor clamp bolt. Because the electronic components require no maintena ...