Any operation under the bonnet
necessitates a number of safety pre-
Be particularly careful both before and
during all checks under the bonnet:
Allow the engine to cool down.
Keep children away from the ve-
Make sure that you possess the
necessary tools and expertise.
Before opening the bonnet, make
sure that your hands and clothing
are protected. Allow the engine to
Make sure that the bonnet is stable
in the open position. Beware of gusts
of wind that could cause the bonnet
to fall and cause seriuous injuries.
There will be a certain number of
moving parts when the engine is
Even when the engine is switched
off, the cooling fan could still operate
without warning. Donotwearloose
clothing (ties, scarfs, etc.), tie back
long hair, all of which could become
entangled in a pulley or be dragged
into a drive belt.
S A F E T Y
The first rule of safety is to choose a
Do not use open roads or public
rights of way. Other traffic repre-
sents a hazard.
If you need the engine running,
work outdoors and notin a confined
space as there is a health risk from
Make sure that your vehicle is not
parked over inflammable materials
(dry grass, fuels, etc.) as the very
high temperatures associated with
the catalytic converter could ignite
Choose firm, level ground sheltered
from the wind. Keep children away
from the vehicle.
On the road
If a warning lamp comes on while
you are driving, stop the vehicle with
due regard to the safety of other road
users and switch off the ignition.
Switch on your hazard warning
lamps and get all passengers away
to a place of safety, well away from
the traffic (for example behind crash
barriers or on the grass verge).
ensure that the vehicle is stable. See
"Changing a wheel".
Never attempt any repairs under
a vehicle that has been jacked up,
without first supporting it on axle
stands or some other reliable sup-