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
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
- 5. Fuel system
   - 5.1. Fuel system of petrol engines
      5.1.1. Introduction
      5.1.2. Technical characteristics
      5.1.3. Air filter and inlet channels
      5.1.4. A control system of temperature of the air given to the engine
      5.1.5. Accelerator cable
      5.1.6. Accelerator pedal
      5.1.7. Fuel
      + 5.1.8. System of injection of fuel
      5.1.9. Removal of pressure in fuel system
      5.1.10. Fuel pump
      5.1.11. Fuel level sensor
      5.1.12. Fuel tank
      5.1.13. Throttle case
      5.1.14. Check of system of injection of fuel
      5.1.15. Elements of single-point system of injection of fuel
      + 5.1.16. Elements of multipoint system of injection of fuel
      5.1.17. Inlet collector
      5.1.18. Final collector
      5.1.19. System of production of exhaust gases
   + 5.2. Fuel systems of the diesel engine
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions


5.1.12. Fuel tank



During the work with the fuel tank do not use naked flame or tools during the work with which there can be a spark.

At removal of the fuel tank fuel level in it has to be minimum.


1. Take off pressure in fuel system and remove a weight wire from the accumulator.
2. Remove system of production of exhaust gases and heat-resistant boards.
3. Move a pillow of a back seat forward and raise a carpet over the fuel pump.
4. Using an edge of the thin screw-driver as the lever, remove a plastic cover for access to the fuel pump.
5. Disconnect the electric socket from the fuel pump and paste it an adhesive tape to a body in order that it did not fall for the fuel tank.
6. Open a folding shutter of a fuel-filling mouth and remove a rubber cover from a jellied mouth.
7. Unscrew a bolt of fastening of a fuel-filling mouth to a body (it is specified by an arrow).
8. Remove the right back wheel, unscrew screws, remove brackets of fastening and protection of an arch of a wheel.
9. Apply identification tags on the small hoses fixed in the top part of a fuel-filling mouth. Release collars and remove both hoses.
10. Weaken collars and disconnect the main hoses from the basis of a fuel-filling mouth. Unscrew the lower bolt of fastening of a fuel-filling mouth and remove it.
11. Track hoses of giving and return of fuel to the fuel tank before their connections before the fuel tank (are specified by shooters). Put identification tags, weaken collars and separate hoses.
12. Take off a belt, the fixing fuel filter to the fuel tank
13. Supporting the fuel tank from below, unscrew bolts (the bolt is specified by an arrow), the fixing two belts of fastening of the fuel tank.
14. Slowly lower the fuel tank, disconnect from it the remained tubes and take a tank from under the car.
15. Visually check a condition of the fuel tank outside. Unscrew a ring and uncover the fuel pump and examine the fuel tank from within. If in a tank there are pollution or rainfall, wash up it clear water or gasoline.



Installation is made in the sequence, the return to removal taking into account the next moments:

 – at installation of the fuel tank in the car check that any of hoses was not pressed;
 – check that all pipes and hoses were correctly connected and reliably fixed by collars;
 – fill in a small amount of fuel in the fuel tank and check fuel system for tightness.