Engine/manual gearbox assembly - reconnection and refitting
1 Reverse the procedure described in paragraphs 1 to 33 of Section 7, noting the following points.
2 Before attempting to reconnect the engine to the gearbox, check that the clutch friction disc is centralised.
3 Check that the clutch release arm and bearing are correctly fitted, and lightly grease the input shaft splines.
4 Check that the engine adapter plate is correctly positioned on its locating dowels. If necessary, a cable-tie can be used to temporarily secure the adapter plate in position on the cylinder block, using one of the engine-to-gearbox bolt holes.
5 If shims were fitted between the sump and the gearbox, refit them in their original locations when mating the engine to the gearbox. If the engine has been overhauled, where applicable fit the relevant shims as calculated during engine reassembly.
6 Ensure that the roadwheels and the steering wheel are in the straight-ahead position before reconnecting the lower steering column to the intermediate shaft.
7 Reconnect the clutch cable to the release arm, ensuring that it is routed as noted during removal.
8 Fill the engine with the correct grade and quantity of oil.
9 Check the throttle cable adjustment.
10 Fill the cooling system.
11 Check and if necessary top-up the gearbox oil level.
12 Tighten all fixings to the specified torque, where applicable.
Engine - removal leaving automatic transmission in vehicle
Note: Refer to the warning in Section 8 before proceeding. A suitable hoist and lifting tackle will be required for this operation. 1 Proceed as described in Section 9, paragraphs 1 to 17 inclusiv ...
Major operations possible with the engine in the car
The following work can be carried out without having to remove the engine: a) Timing belt - renewal. b) Camshaft oil seal - renewal. c) Camshaft - removal and refitting. d) Cylinder head - remova ...
Rear suspension front mounting (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models) -
1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands placed under the side members. 2 Unscrew and remove the three bolts securing the relevant front guide plate to ...