- Inspect the fuel system for leaks, paying special attention to fuel hoses, connections and tank surfaces.
- Check for brittleness and cracking in the hoses and replace where necessary.
- Check all clamps for corrosion.
- Ensure the engine, ventilation and exhaust systems are working properly.
Belts and cables
- Check belts and cables for wear and cracking. Cracked belts should be replaced before they snap.
- Belts should fit snugly to prevent slipping but should have a little play when depressed with a finger. A belt that is too tight puts excessive strain on the pulley bearing and will wear it out.
- Do a complete inspection of all the electrical components and their electrical connections to ensure they are clean and corrosion free. Corroded connections can result in engine failure.
- Clean the terminals of the battery and the connections with a wire brush to remove any build up.
- Check all fluid levels including engine oil, power trim reservoirs, power steering and coolant.
- Change the engine oil, oil filter and other lubricants as per the manufacturer’s specifications.