Brake components check (Every 36 000 miles or 3 years)
1 Inspect the thickness of the friction linings on the disc pads and brake shoes (as described earlier in this Chapter) at the intervals specified.
2 The rigid and flexible hydraulic pipes and hoses should be inspected for leaks or damage regularly. Although the rigid lines are plastic-coated in order to preserve them against corrosion, check for damage which may have occurred through flying stones, careless jacking or the traversing of rough ground.
3 Bend the hydraulic flexible hoses sharply with the fingers and examine the surface of the hose for signs of cracking or perishing of the rubber. Renew if evident.
4 Renew the brake fluid at the specified intervals and examine all rubber components (including master cylinder and piston seals) with a critical eye, renewing where necessary.
Heater unit - overhaul
1 With the heater unit removed from the vehicle, remove the two securing screws and withdraw the heater matrix from the casing (see illustrations). 19.1a Remove the securing screws . . . 19.1 ...
Pistons and connecting rods - examination and renovation
1.8 litre (R2A type) 1 Examine the pistons for ovality, scoring, and scratches. Check the connecting rods for wear or damage. 2 The gudgeon pins are an interference fit in the connecting rods, an ...
Safety restraints precautions Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt snug and low across the hips. To reduce the risk of injury, make sure children sit where they can ...