Engine dismantling, examination, renovation and reassembly - general information
1 Refer to Chapter 2, Part A, Section 18, paragraphs 1 to 8 inclusive.
2 A suitable selection of splined and Torx sockets will be required to remove many of the bolts when dismantling the engine.
3 Before dismantling the main engine components, the following externallymounted ancillary components can be removed, with reference to the relevant Chapters of this Manual and the relevant Sections of this Chapter, where applicable.
Inlet manifold (and carburettor, if applicable)
Coolant pump, and thermostat
Alternator/coolant pump drivebelt tensioner
Distributor cap, HT leads and spark plugs
Oil pressure warning lamp switch
Crankshaft speed/position sensor
Engine mounting brackets (if not already done) Crankcase ventilation pipe and hoses Clutch
Alternator mounting bracket.
Air conditioning compressor mounting bracket (where applicable).
Engine lifting brackets.
Examination and renovation 4 Refer to Chapter 2, Part A, Section 18, but note that the connecting rod bolts should be renewed on reassembly, and when renewing the cylinder head bolts, the latest type bolts with hexagonal heads should always be used.
5 Proceed as described in Chapter 2, Part A, Section 18, noting the following: 6 If they have been removed, new cylinder head bolts (both M11 and M8, of the latest type with hexagonal heads), flywheel bolts, and connecting rod bolts must be used.
Fuel injector (1.6 and 1.8 litre (R6A type) CVH) - removal and refitting
Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1 before proceeding. 1.6 litre Note: New fuel injector seals must be used on refitting. 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Remove the air cle ...
Rear brake backplate (drum brakes) - removal and refitting
Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1. Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models 1 Remove the rear brake shoes. 2 Disconnect the handbrake cable from the backplate by extracting the U-clip. ...
Dimensions and Weights
Note: All figures are approximate, and may vary according to model. Refer to manufacturer’s data for exact figures. Dimensions Overall length: Pre-1986 models: Saloon and Cabriolet . . . . . . . ...