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
      1.3.1. Each 7500 km or 12 months
      + 1.3.2. Each 15 000 km or 12 months
      + 1.3.3. Full service each 30 000 km or 24 months
      1.3.4. Main service. Each 60 000 km or 48 months
      1.3.5. Each 105 000 km or 84 months
      1.3.6. Each 120 000 km or 96 months
+ 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


1.3.1. Each 7500 km or 12 months

Replacement of oil and oil filter (diesel engines)


Periodic replacement of oil and oil filter – the most important preventive procedure of maintenance. When engine oil grows old, it becomes liquid and polluted that leads to premature wear of the engine.

Before this procedure gather all necessary tools and materials. It is necessary that the engine was warm in order that oil flew down together with the bulk of the substances polluting it better.

Removal of a stopper from a maslozalivny mouth

Arrangement of a masloslivny stopper on the engine 17 DT

1. Install the car on the flat horizontal platform (see rice. Removal of a stopper from a maslozalivny mouth).
2. Uncover a maslozalivny mouth.
3. Weaken a drain stopper approximately on a half of a turn (see rice. An arrangement of a masloslivny stopper on the engine 17 DT). Place a container for discharge of oil under a drain stopper and unscrew a stopper completely. If it is necessary, press a stopper when you unscrew that oil did not proceed prematurely.
4. When oil completely flows down, move a container under an oil filter.
5. Use the special tool to weaken an oil filter, then unscrew it a hand.
6. Wipe all traces of oil and dirt around the place of fastening of the filter. Check whether there was no rubber consolidation on the block of cylinders. If it remained, then remove it.
7. Grease with a thin layer of engine oil rubber consolidation of a new oil filter and screw up the filter a hand, without using any tools.
8. Establish a wheel and lower the car on the earth.
9. Check a condition of ring consolidation of a masloslivny stopper. Wipe everything around a drain opening a rag and reliably screw up a masloslivny stopper into place.

10. Fill in oil in the engine, using the corresponding grade of oil. Fill in a half of necessary amount of oil and wait several minutes that oil flew down in the pallet, then continue to fill in oil in the small portions until the level of oil reaches the minimum level on the probe. At addition about one more liters the level of oil will rise to maximum on the probe. Close a cover of a jellied mouth.

11. Start the engine and let's it work several minutes. Check it regarding leak of oil around the filter and a drain stopper on the pallet. Keep in mind that the control bulb of pressure of oil can burn several seconds as oil has to fill all channels and oil capacities in the engine.
12. Switch off the engine and wait several minutes that oil flew down in the pallet. Check the level of oil and add if it is necessary.