Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



Vektr's Opel And
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 1.1 Maintenance
   1.2. Frequency of service
   + 1.3. Maintenance
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Repair of DOHC engines
+ 4. Repair of the diesel engine
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. The fuel and exhaust system of models with system of injection of fuel
+ 8. Exhaust system and system of decrease in toxicity of exhaust gases
+ 9. Fuel systems of the diesel engine
+ 10. Engine electrical systems
+ 11. Transmission
+ 12. Mechanical transmission
+ 13. Automatic transmission
+ 14. Power shafts
+ 15. Brake system
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions



MAINTENANCE

1. Maintenance

1.1. Operational materials and liquids

Unit or system
Liquid type
The condensing sealant
Vauxhall P/N 90485251
Automatic transmission
Dexron II of the ATF type (P/N 90350342)
Brake system
SAE J1703F or DOT 4 brake fluid (P/N 90007080)
Cooling system
Antifreeze on the basis of ethylene glycol
Petrol engines
Engine oil, viscosity of SAE SAE 10W/40 – 20W/50

Diesel engines

Engine oil, viscosity of SAE 5W/40, 15W/50 on SSMS-G5/PD2
The blocking structure
Vauxhall P/N 90167347

The lubricant used a long time

Lubricant on the basis of a disulfide of molybdenum (MoS2)

Mechanical transmission

Transmission SAE 80 EP liquid (Vauxhall P/N 90188629)

Steering with the amplifier
Dexron II of the ATF type (P/N 90350342)
Sealant
Vauxhall P/N 90094714
Silicone lubricant
Vauxhall P/N 90167353

Volumes

Petrol engines
Engine oil
Including the filter:
– 1,4 l
3,0 l
– 1,6 l
3,5 l
– 1,8 and 2,0 l of the SOHC model
4,0 l
– 20 XEJ and C20 XE
4,5 l
– X20 XEV
4,0 l
Amount of oil between tags of MIN and MAX on the probe:
– 1,4 l
0,8 l
– all other models
1,0 l
Oil filter
Champion G102
Diesel engines
Engine oil:
– without oil filter
5 l
– with an oil filter
5,4 l
Amount of oil between tags of MIN and MAX on the probe
1,0 l
Oil filter
Champion F208

Cooling system (approximately)

Models of 1,4 l
5,6 l
Models of 1,6 l except C16 NZ2 with the mechanical transmission
5,8 l
Models of 1,6 l except C16 NZ2 with the automatic transmission
5,6 l
The SOHC C16 NZ2, 1,8 models and 2,0 l with the mechanical transmission
7,2 l
The SOHC C16 NZ2, 1,8 models and 2,0 l with the automatic transmission
7,1 l
DOHC models
7,2 l

Transmission

Mechanical transmission:
– F10 and F13
1,6 l
– F16, F18 and F20
1,9 l
The automatic transmission - when replacing
3,0 – 3,5 l
Amount of oil between tags of MIN and MAX on the probe:
– from +20 °C
0,25 l
– from +80 °C
0,40 l

Amplifier of steering

Approximately
1,0 l

Fuel tank

All models
63,0 ± 2 l

Windscreen washers

Without washer of headlights
2,6 l
With a washer of headlights
4,5 l

Cooling liquid

Type
Mix of the distilled water and concentrate of antifreeze
Ratio of components:
– protection up to the temperature – 15 °C
72% of water and 28% of antifreeze
– protection up to the temperature – 30 °C
50% of water and 50% of antifreeze

Fuel system

Fuel system of petrol engines
Idling turns:
– 14 NV
925 ± 25 rpm
– 16 SV
   • models with the mechanical transmission
925 ± 25 rpm
   • models with the automatic transmission
825 ± 25 rpm
– 18 SV
925 ± 25 rpm
– C16 NZ and X16 SZ
850 ± 80 rpm
– C16 NZ2
880 ± 80 rpm
– C18 NZ
   • models with the mechanical transmission
880 ± 80 rpm
   • models with the automatic transmission
830 ± 80 rpm
– 20 NE, C20 NE and 20 SEH
800 ± 80 rpm
– 20 XEJ and C20 XE
940 ± 80 rpm
– X20 XEV
850 ± 160 rpm
Contents WITH:
– models with carburetors
0,5 – 1,5%
– 20 NE, 20 SEH
At most 1,0%
– 20 XEJ
0,7 – 1,2%
– models with system of injection of fuel
0,3% (at 2800 – 3200 rpm)
The filtering element of the air filter:
– 1,4 and 1,6 of "round type"
Champion W103
– 1,6 and 1,8 of "square type"
Champion U512
– 1,8 of "round type"
The Champion type is not applied
– 2,0 l
Champion U554
Fuel filter:
1,6, 1,8 and 2,0 l
Champion L201
Fuel system of diesel engines
Idling turns
830 ± 50 rpm
Maximum turns of the engine
5200 ± 100 rpm
The filtering element of the air filter
Champion U548
Fuel filter
Champion L111
Glow plugs
Champion SN-158
Gaps of valves (on the cold engine):
– inlet
0,15 mm
– final
0,25 mm

System of ignition

Ignition advancing corner
See chapter 5
Spark plugs:
– SOHC models
Champion RN7YCC or RN7YC
– DOHC models
   • except C20 XE and X20 XEV
Champion RC9MMC
   • C20 XE and X20 XEV
Vaulxhall P/N 90444724 (FR8LDC)
Interelectrode gap of spark plugs:
– RN7YCC and RC9MMC
0,8 mm
– RN7YC
0,7 mm
– FR8LDC
0,7 – 0,8 mm

Brakes

Minimum admissible thickness of a brake shoe (together with the metal basis):
all models
7,0 mm
Minimum admissible thickness of an overlay of a brake shoe:
all models
0,5 mm over heads of rivets

Wheels and tires

Wheel size:
– all models
5 1/2 J x 13, 5 1/2 J x 14 or 6 J x 15
Size of tires:
– wheels 5 1/2 J x 13
165 R13-82T
– wheels 5 1/2 J x 14
175/70 R14-82T, 195/60 R14-85H or 195/60 R14-85V
– wheels 6 J x 15
195/60 R15-87V or 205/55 R15-87V
Pressure in tires:
Before
Back
– 165 R13, 175/70 R14 or 195/60 R14
1,9 bars
1,7 bars
– 195/60 R14
2,2 bars
2,0 bars
– 195/60 R15 or 205/55 R15
2,3 bars
2,1 bars

Tightening moments

Masloslivny stopper of the automatic transmission
45 Nanometer
Bolts of fastening of a wheel
110 Nanometer
Spark plugs
25 Nanometer
Masloslivny stopper of the oil pallet
55 Nanometer
Glow plugs
20 Nanometer