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
+ 3. Repair of DOHC engines
- 4. Repair of the diesel engine
   4.2. General information
   4.3. The repair which is not demanding removal of the engine
   4.4. Check of a compression
   4.5. Top Dead Point (TDP) of the piston of the first cylinder
   4.6. Cover of a head of the block of cylinders
   4.7. Pulley of a bent shaft
   4.8. Casings of a gear belt
   4.9. Replacement of a gear belt
   4.10. Check and installation of phases of gas distribution
   + 4.11. Mechanism of a tension of a gear belt and pulleys
   4.12. Replacement of a sealing ring of the camshaft
   4.13. Check and adjustment of gaps of valves
   4.14. Camshaft and pushers
   4.15. Head of the block of cylinders
   4.16. Oil pallet
   4.17. Oil pump
   4.18. Replacement of a sealing ring of the oil pump
   4.19. Oil heater
   + 4.20. Pistons with rods
   4.21. Flywheel
   4.22. Replacement of sealing rings of a bent shaft
   4.23. Replacement of support of the power unit
   4.24. Recommendations about removal of the engine
   4.25. Removal and installation of the engine
   4.26. Repair of the engine
   4.27. Start of the engine after capital repairs
+ 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


4.26. Repair of the engine


The main operations on repair of the engine are similar to operations on repair of the SOHC engine (see subsection 2).

It is the most convenient to perform works on the engine if it is installed on a special bed.

Before repair of the engine it is necessary to remove from it:

– inlet and final collectors;
– arm of the pump of strengthening of steering and generator;
– water pump;
– elements of fuel system;
– plait of wires both all electric switches, and sensors;
– oil filter;
– flywheel.

If it is necessary to make only repair of the block of cylinders, a bent shaft, pistons and rods, it is necessary to remove a head of the block of cylinders, the oil pallet, the oil pump and a gear belt of the drive.

In need of carrying out complete capital repairs it is necessary to remove from the engine:

– inlet and final collectors;
– gear belt of the drive, pulleys and mechanism of a tension;
– head of the block of cylinders;
– flywheel;
– oil pallet;
– oil pump;
– pistons with rods;
– bent shaft.