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


5.5. Discharge of cooling liquid

1. Install the car on the flat horizontal platform and open a cover of a broad tank. If the engine hot, close a cover of a broad tank a thick layer of fabric and slowly unscrew a cover before emergence of the hissing sound. After the hissing termination slowly unscrew, and uncover a broad tank.
2. On models with DOHC engines remove the lower protective plate of the engine.
3. Install the corresponding container under connection of the lower hose of a radiator, then weaken a collar and remove the lower hose from a radiator. If the hose densely sits on a radiator branch pipe, pull and at the same time turn it. Merge cooling liquid in a container.
4. The block of cylinders of the engine has no stopper of discharge of cooling liquid therefore a part of cooling liquid will remain in the cooling system.
5. If cooling liquid is strongly polluted, wash out the cooling system. As невозмож but to merge cooling liquid completely from the cooling system therefore it is recommended to wash out every time at plum of cooling liquid the cooling system.