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"Service Data No.2. Ford Fiesta"
January 1981
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Service Data No.2 - Ford Fiesta

'Aggro' factor: * No problem ** Average, but may need care *** Ranges from tricky to Arrrgh!

Oil filter *

The canister filter is easily accessible from under the bonnet on the models with small air filter chambers. In the case of the 1300 with the larger chamber it may be easier to remove the air filter or reach up from underneath. Ideally the oil needs to be drained with the front wheels on ramps, so it's not much of a chore to get at the filter at the same time.

Stubborn filters will need to be shifted with a chain or strap wrench. Lube new filter's seal.

Air filter *

The air filter chamber top will either be retained by clips or nuts according to your model. In all cases the filter element is easy to get at but be careful not to drop the cover washers down the carb intake on the 1300 model.

Gently blow the element out the head of the mixture screw.

Summer and winter positions on the filter intake are either controlled by the pipe or a lever depending on your model.

Points **

Distributor cap clips may need a screwdriver to lever them back.

Rock the car in gear to get the points at their maximum gap on the cam and check condition.

Small pits on the contact surfaces could be cleaned up, but only if it's very slight. Make sure the feeler slides squarely in the gap.

Points: Motorcraft 25 thou. Bosch 20 thou.
Plugs: 950/1100 30 thou. 1300 24 thou.

Timing **

The space between the body and the crank pulley is narrow, but the timing marks just above the pulley are easy to see.

The notch on the pullev should line up between the third and fourth mark (numbering from the mark nearest the front of the car), which is 10 degrees. This applies to all but the 1300 which is 6 degrees.

Timing: 1.0/1.1 10º. 1.3 6ºBTC


 


 
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