Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



Vektr's Opel And
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 1.1 Maintenance
- 2. Engine
   2.2. General information
   2.3. System of ventilation of a case
   2.4. Check of a compression
   2.5. Repair operations on the engine installed in the car
   2.6. The repair operations demanding removal of the engine
   2.7. Recommendations about removal of the engine
   + 2.8. Removal and installation of the engine without transmission
   + 2.9. Removal and installation of the engine together with the transmission
   2.10. Replacement of support of the engine and transmission
   2.11. Repair of the engine
   + 2.12. A gear belt and pulleys (without automatic mechanism of a tension)
   2.13. A gear belt and the mechanism of a tension (l models 1,4 and 1,6 except C16 NZ2)
   2.14. An opening in a back casing of a gear belt on l models 1,4 and 1,6
   2.15. Gear belt and mechanism of a tension (l C16 NZ2 models 1,8 and 2,0)
   2.16. Forward sealing ring of the camshaft
   2.17. Back sealing ring of the camshaft
   2.18. Camshaft and case of the camshaft
   + 2.19. Removal and installation of a head of the block of cylinders on the engine in the car
   2.20. Removal and installation of a head of the block of cylinders on the removed engine
   + 2.21. Repair of a head of the block of cylinders
   2.22. Cleaning and survey of a head of the block of cylinders
   2.23. Hydraulic pushers of valves
   2.24. Flywheel
   2.25. Replacement of a forward sealing ring of a bent shaft
   2.26. Replacement of a back sealing ring of a bent shaft
   2.27. Oil pallet
   2.28. Oil pump
   2.29. Repair of the oil pump
   2.30. Removal and installation of pistons and rods
   2.31. Check of pistons and rods
   + 2.32. Removal and installation of a bent shaft
   2.33. Check of a bent shaft
   2.34. Survey and check of a gap in radical and conrod bearings
   2.35. Check of a working gap of the bearing
   2.36. Check of the block of cylinders of the engine
   2.37. Start of the engine after capital repairs
+ 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
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2.35. Check of a working gap of the bearing

GENERAL INFORMATION

Clear a back part of an insert and the place of its installation in the block of cylinders and covers of radical bearings.

Establish inserts on the places, at the same time the ledge on an insert has to be combined with a groove on a cover.

One of methods which assumes existence of a micrometer for measurement of diameter of openings consists in installing covers of radical bearings together with an insert on the block of cylinders and to screw them the required moment. Measure the internal diameter of each collected couple of inserts of bearings. Measure diameter of each radical neck of a bent shaft. Subtract the corresponding diameter of a radical neck of a bent shaft from the measured diameter of the bearing.

The second (and more exact) the method consists in using the product known as Plastigage. It is a round plastic core which contracts between an insert and a neck of a bent shaft. After removal of a cover of the radical bearing the deformed plastic core is measured by a special template which is available in Plastigage set. The procedure for Plastigage use following.

On the inserts installed in the block of cylinders establish a bent shaft without lubricant. Necks of a bent shaft and inserts have to be absolutely pure and dry.

Cut off several pieces of plastic of a vy core of Plastigage (they have to be slightly shorter, than width of the main bearings) and establish on each neck of a bent shaft.

Establish covers with the lower inserts and tighten fastening bolts the required moment. In the course of measurement of a gap by Plastigage method do not rotate a bent shaft.

Unscrew a cover of fastening of an insert, remove it and apply a large-scale ruler to the deformed plastic core. Comparing width of the deformed plastic core to control width on a large-scale ruler, determine gap size.

In conclusion carefully clear Plastigage traces – material from inserts and a bent shaft.