Opel Vectra B

since 1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



Vektr's Opel of B
+ 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
- 2. Maintenance
   + 2.1. Weekly checks
   - 2.2. Maintenance of petrol engines
      2.2.1. Introduction
      2.2.2. Technical characteristics
      2.2.3. Frequency of service
      + 2.2.4. Each 75 000 km or 6 months
      + 2.2.5. Each 30 000 km or 2 years
      + 2.2.6. Each 60 000 km or 4 years
      + 2.2.7. Each 2 years irrespective of a car run
   + 2.3. Maintenance of diesel engines
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions
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2.2.3. Frequency of service

GENERAL INFORMATION

Frequency of service

In order that your car was in a fine state, it is necessary to carry out its maintenance periodically. Service can be carried out as it is constant, and through certain intervals which are given below. These are the minimum intervals of service recommended by the management.

Weekly or each 400 km

Check the following elements:

 – oil level in the engine;
 – level of cooling liquid;
 – level of brake fluid;
 – availability of water in windscreen washer;
 – condition of the accumulator, tires, screen wipers and all bulbs.

Each 7 500 km or 6 months (that will come earlier)

Replace engine oil and an oil filter.

Each 15 000 km or 12 months (that will come earlier)

Check a state and a tension of auxiliary driving belts.

Check the number of harmful emissions in the fulfilled exhaust gases.

Check action of all electric systems.

Check and, if necessary, adjust light of headlights.

Check a condition of lobbies and back brake shoes, and also a brake disk and, if necessary, replace them.

Check all components under a cowl and hoses with liquids.

Check the moments of tightening of bolts of fastening of wheels.

Check the control system of level of a back suspension bracket.

Replace the pollen filter.

Each 30 000 km or 2 years (that will come earlier)

Replace the filtering element of the air filter.

Replace the fuel filter.

Check oil level in the transmission.

Grease all door locks and hinges, a door emphasis, the lock of a cowl and the lock of a back door.

Check back brake shoes and brake drums.

Check steering and components of a suspension bracket.

Check a condition of protective covers of power shafts.

Each 60 000 km or 4 years (that will come earlier)

Replace spark plugs and check system of ignition.

Replace a gear belt.


Prevention

On models since 1997 replacement of a gear belt needs to be made through 120 000 km or 8 years.


Each 2 years irrespective of a run

Replace brake fluid.

Replace batteries in the remote control.

Replace cooling liquid.