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Cleaning the outside and checking for rust

Use a thin-bladed screwdriver to poke out dirt blocking drain holes in the bottoms of doors. Was...

Removing a door trim panel

A typical interior door-panel layout, showing the fittings attached on most cars. Take care when...

Painting a car

Small chips and blemishes are best repaired with a can of touch-in paint and a brush. For larger...

How to remove an overhead camshaft

Leyland O series Remove the camshaft of an O series engine only if you suspect that it is worn...

Checking headlamps and lights

It is an offence in law not to have all obligatory lights working. Check them frequently, especi...

Checking hoses and the radiator cap

The parts of the cooling system most likely to give trouble are water hoses. Age and the movement...

Cleaning and fitting spark plugs

Pull off the lead by its cap. Clean away dirt from around the plug with a soft brush. A...

Inspecting the ignition system

A typical ignition system. The most usual type of coil, with the HT connection at one end in the...

Checking and cleaning a GM Varajet carburettor

Stripping the body. Disconnect the linkage between the throttle and the choke by straightening t...

Changing an oil filter

Fit the sealing ring in the mounting flange. Replace the spring over the central bolt, followed ...