Opel Vectra B

since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Vektr B. Opel
+ 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. Periodicity 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 forward brake shoes and brake disk Check of back brake shoes and brake disk Check of tightness of hoses and liquid effluence 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 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 the oil filter – the most important preventive procedures of maintenance. When engine oil grows old, it becomes liquid and polluted that conducts to premature wear of the engine.

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

1. Tighten the hand 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 the container for oil plum under a drain stopper and unscrew a stopper completely. If it is necessary, press a stopper when unscrew that oil did not proceed prematurely. Remove ring consolidation from a masloslivny stopper.
4. When oil completely will flow down, wipe everything round 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 round a place of fastening of the filter. Check, whether remained rubber consolidation on the block of cylinders. If it remained, remove it.
7. Grease with a thin layer of engine oil rubber consolidation of the 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 some minutes that oil flew down in the pallet. Then continue to pour oil in the small portions while level of oil will not reach a minimum level on щупе. At addition about one more liters level of oil will rise to maximum on щупе. Close a cover of a jellied mouth.
9. Start the engine and let's to it work some minutes. Check it about leakages of oil round the filter and a drain stopper on the pallet. Keep in mind that the emergency bulb of pressure of oil can burn some seconds as oil should fill all channels and oil capacities in the engine.
10. Switch off the engine and wait some minutes that oil flew down in the pallet. Check level of oil and fill in, if it is necessary.