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


4.27. Start of the engine after capital repairs

1. On the engine installed in a motor compartment of the car check levels of engine oil and cooling liquid. Check that all earlier removed wires and hoses are established on the places.
2. Disconnect the electric socket from the electromagnetic valve of a stop of the engine on the fuel pump of high pressure.
3. Turn the engine a starter until the control lamp of pressure of oil does not go out then connect the electric socket to the electromagnetic valve of a stop of the engine.
4. Press against the stop an accelerator pedal, turn a key in the ignition lock in situation 2 and wait, the control bulb of preliminary warming up of candles of an incandescence will not go out yet.
5. Start the engine. Start of the engine can be more long, than usually because of shutdown of fuel system.
6. During the operation of the engine idling check existence of leak of fuel, cooling liquid and oil. At this stage of operation of the engine the smell and smoke from heated parts of the engine at burning out of the oil which got on the engine at assembly can be observed.
7. The engine has to idle until cooling liquid heats up that will be felt through the top hose of a radiator, then switch off the engine.
8. After cooling of the engine check the level of oil and cooling liquid.
9. At installation in the engine of new pistons, piston rings or bearings of a bent shaft it is necessary to make an engine running in during the run of the first 800 km. Do not operate the engine with completely open butterfly valve or under big loading with a low frequency of rotation of the engine. It is recommended to replace oil and an oil filter at the end of the running in period.