Final drive oil level check (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)
1 Check the final drive oil level as follows.
2 Position the vehicle over a pit, or raise it at front and rear on ramps or axle stands. The vehicle must be level.
3 Wipe clean around the final drive filler/level plug (see illustrations)
27.3a Final drive unit filler plug location (arrowed) - Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models
27.3b Rear axle filler plug location - P100 models
and unscrew the
plug. Using a piece of bent wire as a dipstick, check that the oil is no more than 10 mm (0.4 in) below the plug hole.
4 If topping-up is necessary, use clean gear oil of the specified type. Do not overfill.
Frequent need for topping-up can only be due to leaks, which should be rectified.
5 When the level is correct, refit the filler/level plug and tighten it to the specified torque loading.
6 There is no requirement for periodic oil changing, and no drain plug is provided.
Automatic transmission selector linkage lubrication (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)
Lubricate the transmission selector and kickdown linkages with engine oil or aerosol lubricant.
Jump starting your vehicle
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Rear suspension and final drive unit assembly (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate
models) - removal and refitting
Note: From May 1986, revised final drive unit rear mounting bolts have been used in production. Whenever the earlier type of bolts are removed, they should be discarded and the later type fitted. ...
Turns the lamps off. Turns on the parking lamps, instrument panel lamps, license plate lamps and tail lamps. Turns the headlamps on. Foglamp control (if equipped) Rotate forward to activa ...