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 Replacement of oil and oil filter Check and replacement of an auxiliary driving belt Check of front brake shoes and brake disk Check of back brake shoes and brake disk Check of tightness of hoses and effluence of liquid Replacement of the filter of pollen of system of ventilation
      + 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


2.2.4. Each 75 000 km or 6 months Replacement of oil and oil filter


Periodic replacement of oil and oil filter – the most important preventive procedures of maintenance. When engine oil grows old, it becomes liquid and polluted that leads to premature wear of the engine.

Before this procedure gather all necessary tools and materials. It is necessary that the engine was warm in order that oil flew down together with the bulk of the substances which polluted it better.

1. Tighten the emergency brake and lift a forward part of the car.
2. Remove a stopper from a maslozalivny mouth.
3. Weaken a drain stopper approximately on a turn floor. Place a container for discharge of oil under a drain stopper and unscrew a stopper completely. If it is necessary, press a stopper when you unscrew that oil did not proceed prematurely. Remove ring consolidation from a masloslivny stopper.
4. When oil completely flows down, wipe everything around a drain opening a rag and reliably screw up a stopper into place.
5. Use the special tool to weaken the filter, then unscrew it a hand.
6. Wipe all traces of oil and dirt around the place of fastening of the filter. Check whether there is no rubber consolidation left on the block of cylinders. If it remained, then remove it.
7. Grease with a thin layer of engine oil rubber consolidation of a new oil filter and screw up the filter a hand, without using any tools.
8. Fill in oil in the engine, using the corresponding grade of oil. Fill in a half of necessary amount of oil and wait several minutes that oil flew down in the pallet. Then continue to pour oil in the small portions until the level of oil reaches the minimum level on the probe. At addition about one more liters the level of oil will rise to maximum on the probe. Close a cover of a jellied mouth.
9. Start the engine and let's it work several minutes. Check it regarding leak of oil around the filter and a drain stopper on the pallet. Keep in mind that the emergency bulb of pressure of oil can burn several seconds as oil has to fill all channels and oil capacities in the engine.
10. Switch off the engine and wait several minutes that oil flew down in the pallet. Check the level of oil and fill in if it is necessary.