This service is to be carried out every 6000 miles
(10000 km) or every 6 months, whichever comes sooner.
|Carry out 3000 mile service:
||3000 mile (5000
and replace engine oil and oil filter.
Check and top up Gearbox Oil.
|Frequent oil changes are vital to keep the
2cv engine in good condition. The best filters
are the blue "purflux" filters, which
were the original fitment. Cheap oil filters will
not remove all suspended particles in the oil.
a good quality 15w/40 oil. (e.g. Duckhams
Use EP 80 or EP 90 Hypoy gear oil, and top up
to the level of the fill plug.
driveshafts and suspension linkages.
|Use good quality driveshaft grease. Dilute
with engine oil for suspension "knife
edge" linkages, push out any dirt, and
grease using a stiff brush.
Check ignition timing and dwell angle
|Remove and replace plugs CAREFULLY (avoid
cross threading. They should screw in easily by
Gap should be set to 0.7 mm
(0.029"). Replace with BOSCH W 5A or
equivalent if necessary.
Use ignition timing hole in flywheel
(disonnect coil). Points should open as soon as
timing hole passes hole above left cylinder.
Check with dwell meter if possible (about 65%).
air filter element
|Wash in petrol, moisten with oil. replace if
very dirty. Check condition of the hose running
from oil filler to air filter.
front disc brake pads for wear, and handbrake
|Wear indicators should be visible on top of
front disc brake pads. On disc brake cars, adjust
handbrake using the eccentric adjusters (this is
better than adjusting the cable).