General Inspection

Electrical System – COIL AND SPARK PLUG LEADS

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PURPOSE
The purpose of coil and spark plug leads is to deliver high voltage spark from the coil to the spark plugs.  As ignition leads carry a high voltage it is very important to use caution when handling these leads with the ignition on or with the engine idling.  Ignition leads are made of fibres to reduce the possibility of radio wave interference.  Due to the high demand of these leads they may fail at any time. 

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General Inspection – Air Bags

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PURPOSE
Air bags are designed to save lives and reduce the risk of personal injury to the driver and passengers. An extra $3,000.00 to purchase a vehicle fitted with an air bag is well worth the expense. If fitting any additional bumper bar component it may affect the air bag safety operation. 

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
Is it possible to see if an air bag is operating correctly or if buying a second hand vehicle fitted with an air bag?  The ...

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General Inspection – CLUTCH

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Mechanical configuration of linkages

 
PURPOSE
A mechanical configuration of linkages is to move the clutch lever fork.  A mechanical configuration is used instead of a hydraulic clutch applicator.  This is also adjustable.  A mechanical configuration may also use a cable that makes it adjustable.  Any clutch assembly must have free play.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
A mechanical clutch configuration may require adjustment.  If you notice the pedal becoming hard to press this could be an indication of a frayed cable or ...

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General Inspection – Clutch slave cylinder

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PURPOSE
The clutch slave cylinder is designed to plush the clutch lever in order to engage or disengage the clutch lever or fork.  The clutch slave cylinder has a bleeding nipple fitted  and bleeds the clutch hydraulic system.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
The clutch slave cylinder is a component under pressure while it is in use making it possible to leak.  If there are any drops, or dampness is found around the clutch slave cylinder, it needs to be attended to ...

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General Inspection – CARBURETTOR

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PURPOSE
The carburettor is a very important multi function component as it mixes air and fuel together and it allows the engine to idle, to rev and to maintain desired speeds and overtake on full throttle.  At the same time its purpose is to mix air and fuel at the correct ratio.  The carburettor is only designed to operate with clean fuel and must be mounted securely in the manifold. 

THINGS TO LOOK FOR
The carburettor is capable of leaking fuel.  ...

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