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 Discharge of water from the fuel filter Check of tightness of hoses and effluence of liquid Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering Check of the shock-absorber Check of a protective cover of a power shaft Check of level of oil in the automatic transmission Check of a radiator Adjustment of turns of idling and quality of mix Check and adjustment of turns of idling (diesel engines) Check and adjustment of the maximum turns of the engine Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter Check of the exhaust system Check of an electrical wiring Ignition advancing corner (petrol engines) Replacement of brake fluid Check of front brake shoes and brake disk Check of cables of the emergency brake Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of steering Driving belt of the pump of the amplifier of steering Check of the self-leveled back suspension bracket. Check of a driving maple belt of the generator Adjustment of light of headlights Replacement of the battery in a key of opening of the lock of a door
      + 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


1.3.2. Each 15 000 km or 12 months

Replacement of oil and oil filter (petrol engines)


Arrangement of a stopper of discharge of oil on the DOHC engine of 2,0 l


Access to an oil filter

Access to an oil filter on the SOHC models is possible from under an arch of the right forward wheel

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.

1. On models with DOHC engines remove a mudguard from under the engine.
2. Uncover a maslozalivny mouth.
3. Weaken a drain stopper approximately on a half of a turn. 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 (see rice. An arrangement of a stopper of discharge of oil on the DOHC engine of 2,0 l).
4. When oil completely flows down, move a container under an oil filter.
5. For improvement of access to an oil filter on models 1,8 and 2,0 of l lift a forward part of the car and remove the right forward wheel (see rice. Access to an oil filter).
6. Use the special tool to weaken an oil filter, then unscrew it a hand.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Establish a wheel and lower the car on the earth.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. On models with the DOHC engine establish an engine mudguard.