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
   - 2.3. Maintenance of diesel engines
      2.3.1. Introduction
      2.3.2. Technical characteristics
      2.3.3. Frequency of service
      + 2.3.4. Each 75 000 km or 6 months
      + 2.3.5. Each 15 000 km or 12 months
      + 2.3.6. Each 30 000 km or 2 years
      + 2.3.7. Each 2 years irrespective of a car run
+ 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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2.3.3. Frequency of service

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Weekly or each 400 km

Check the next moments:

 – 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 the filter.


Prevention

The manufacturer recommends to make replacement of oil through 15 000 km or 12 months. However, if the car is operated on a large number of short trips, it is recommended to a thicket to make replacement of oil and the filter.


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

Check a state and a tension of an auxiliary driving belt.

Remove water from the fuel filter.

Check turns of idling and content of harmful substances in exhaust gases.

Check action of all electric systems.

Check and, if necessary adjust light of all headlights.

Check front brake shoes and disks.

Check back brake shoes and disks.

Check all components under a cowl and hoses with liquids.

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 and, if necessary, adjust gaps of valves.

Check oil level in the transmission.

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 2 years irrespective of a run

Replace brake fluid.

Replace batteries in the remote control.

Replace cooling liquid.

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

On engines of 1,7 l replace a gear belt.