Tomcar General Maintenance

Quick Service Reference Guide
Please use the downloadable reference guide below to make sure you keep your Tomcar serviced with the correct oil and air filters, belts tensions, shock a...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 10:22 AM
How do you change the CVT drive belt?
 WARNING:  Exhaust system may be hot! Caution advised. Turn off engine. Engage parking brake. Select neutral.  Belt Removal: 1. Ensure neutra...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 10:30 AM
How do you adjust the CVT belt tension?
 WARNING:  Exhaust system may be hot! Caution advised. Turn off engine. Engage parking brake. Select neutral.  1. Always check your CVT belt tension. A ...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 10:32 AM
How do you replace a tie rod end?
FYI - It's easier to replace the tie-rod end with the wheel off, however this is not necessary. 1. Remove the top lock nut using 17mm spanner...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 10:34 AM
How do you adjust the front ball joints?
1. Loosen the x2 grub screws located on the sides of the ball joint housing (a). 2. Tighten the ball joint cap to 15 Nm (b) using a 24mm socket and tor...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 10:36 AM
How do you reset the air pressure in the shocks?
 WARNING:  Shock absorber assemblies have high pressurised gas in them. Extreme caution should be used when handling the shocks. Resetting air pressure ...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 11:08 AM
How do you set the correct vehicle ride height?
Setting correct ride height - Rear: 1. Place the vehicle on a flat and even/level surface. 2. Release handbrake, straighten the front wheels and pu...
Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 at 3:16 PM
How do you inspect the front air filter?
Regularly check that your filters are clean from debris and dust.  The primary (or front) air filter is located under the bonnet - this filter sucks clean ...
Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 at 3:18 PM
How do you inspect the rear air filters?
Regularly check that your filters are clean from debris and dust.  The secondary (or rear) air filters are located under the bonnet and are housed in a sp...
Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 at 3:19 PM
How do you change the petrol engine oil filter?
1. Run engine for approximately for 15 min to warm the engine and oil. 2. Allow engine to cool enough to safely drain the engine oil. 3. Drain engi...
Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 at 3:49 PM