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
- 5. Cooling system
   5.2. General information
   5.3. Antifreeze
   5.4. Washing of the cooling system
   5.5. Discharge of cooling liquid
   5.6. Filling of the cooling system
   5.7. A radiator (models with the mechanical transmission)
   5.8. A radiator (models with the automatic transmission)
   5.9. Check and cleaning of a radiator
   5.10. Thermostat
   5.11. Check of operability of the thermostat
   5.12. Water pump
   5.13. Radiator fan
   5.14. Broad tank and sensor of level of cooling liquid
   5.15. Sensor of the index of temperature of cooling liquid
   5.16. Radiator fan thermal sensor
   5.17. Control panel of a heater
   5.18. Heater radiator
   5.19. Heater fan engine
   5.20. Ventilation nozzles
+ 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



5.4. Washing of the cooling system

GENERAL INFORMATION

If replacement of cooling liquid was made irregularly or in cooling liquid the antifreeze radio set decreased концент, then overall performance of the cooling system will be reduce on because passability of channels and hoses of the cooling system will decrease because of education on their walls of a raid of a rust, a deposit or other rainfall. In this case the cooling system needs to be washed out.

The radiator needs to be washed out irrespective of the engine.

For washing of a radiator merge cooling liquid from the cooling system, then disconnect hoses from the basis and the top tank of a radiator. Insert a garden hose into the top branch pipe of a radiator and pass water through a radiator until water comes out pure of a branch pipe in the radiator basis. If the radiator is strongly polluted, wash out it with use of special cleaner. Also the radiator can be washed out in the opposite direction, inserting a garden hose into the lower branch pipe of a radiator.

Carry out washing of the engine as follows.

L models 1,4 and 1,6 except C16 NZ2

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Remove the thermostat, then temporarily establish a thermostat cover.
2. Disconnect the top and lower hoses from a radiator, then insert a garden hose into the lower hose of a radiator and pass water via the engine until water does not come out pure of the top hose of a radiator.
3. After washing of the engine install into place the thermostat and connect hoses to a radiator.

L C16 NZ2 models 1,8 and 2,0

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Remove the thermostat assembled and covers.
2. Disconnect the lower hose from a radiator, then insert into it a garden hose and pass water via the engine until water does not come out pure of a thermostat casing. In order that the following water was not sprayed on the engine and elements of a motor compartment, install the plastic screen under a thermostat casing.
3. After washing of the engine install the thermostat assembled and covers, then connect the lower hose of a radiator and remove the plastic screen.