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
- 3. Engines
   + 3.1. Repair of the SOCH engine installed in the car
   + 3.2. Repair of the DOCH engine installed in the car
   + 3.3. Repair of the diesel engine of 1,7 l installed in the car
   + 3.4. Repair of the diesel engine of 2,0 l installed in the car
   - 3.5. Capital repairs of engines
      3.5.1. Introduction
      + 3.5.2. Technical characteristics
      3.5.3. Removal and installation of the petrol engine together with the transmission
      3.5.4. Removal and installation of the diesel engine together with the transmission
      3.5.5. Repair of the engine
      3.5.6. Dismantling of a head of the block of cylinders
      3.5.7. Cleaning and survey of a head of the block of cylinders
      3.5.8. Assembly of a head of the block of cylinders
      3.5.9. Removal of pistons with rods
      3.5.10. Removal of a bent shaft
      3.5.11. Block of cylinders of the engine
      3.5.12. Pistons and rods
      3.5.13. Bent shaft
      3.5.14. Survey of radical and conrod bearings
      3.5.15. Engine balance of assembly at capital repairs
      3.5.16. Installation of piston rings
      3.5.17. Choice of bearings
      3.5.18. Installation of a bent shaft
      3.5.19. Pistons and rods, check of working gaps of conrod bearings
      3.5.20. Check of a working gap of the bearing of the lower head of a rod
      3.5.21. Installation of pistons with rods
      3.5.22. Start of the engine after capital repairs
+ 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



3.5.19. Pistons and rods, check of working gaps of conrod bearings

GENERAL INFORMATION

Identification tag arrangement for definition of openings of the lower head of a rod on the diesel engine of 1,7 l

Diesel engine of 1,7 l

Apply three various inserts to selection of a working gap of the bearing of the lower head of a rod. Inserts are designated by a color tag at an end face of each insert which thickness increases depending on color in the following order: brown, black and blue. Bearings are delivered only the standard sizes.

If it is necessary to make replacement of bearings, make record of the identification tag put on a side surface of each rod. Tags are used to choose the required bearing insert size.
Insert
Marking
I
Blue
II
Black
III
Brown

Other engines

On other engines both standard inserts of bearings, and nadrazmerny, after regrinding of a bent shaft are applied. The required size of an insert can be determined after measurement of a neck of a bent shaft.