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
      + 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 Replacement of brake liquid Battery replacement in the DU panel Replacement of cooling liquid
   + 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

5645d6d1 Replacement of cooling liquid



Replacement of cooling liquid is made on the cold engine. Avoid hit of cooling liquid on the painted surfaces of a body and clothes. Otherwise wash out a place where cooling liquid, a plentiful quantity of water got.

Plums of cooling liquid
1. Uncover a broad tank.
2. Remove a mudguard under a motor compartment and establish the container under a radiator on the left side.
3. Weaken a collar and remove a hose from the basis of a radiator and merge cooling liquid in the container.
4. After plum of cooling liquid establish a hose on a radiator and fix it a collar.
Washing of system of cooling
5. Cooling liquid is necessary for changing periodically, and system of cooling to wash out, as in channels of system the rust and dirt is formed. The radiator is necessary for washing out irrespective of the engine.
Radiator washing
6. Disconnect hoses from a radiator.
7. Insert a hose into an entrance opening of the top tank of a radiator, include water and wash out a radiator before emergence at its finest from the bottom tank of a radiator.
8. If it is not possible to wash out a radiator pure water, use detergent.
Engine washing
9. Remove the thermostat and disconnect hoses from a radiator.
10. Establish the thermostat and connect hoses of system of cooling.
Filling of system of cooling
11. Before filling of system of cooling check that all hoses inside in a good condition. Pay attention that the mix of antifreeze should be used all the year round for corrosion prevention.
12. Uncover a broad tank.
13. On SOCH engines of 1,6 l remove the sensor of temperature of cooling liquid from the top part of a casing of the thermostat. It is necessary for air removal from cooling system. On other engines air removal from system of cooling occurs automatically at engine warming up.
14. Slowly fill in cooling liquid until level will not reach max label on a broad tank. On SOCH engines of 1,6 l establish the temperature sensor after from an opening for the sensor there will be pure without vials a cooling liquid.
15. Establish a cover of a broad tank.
16. Start the engine and warm up it to working temperature.
17. Stop the engine and cool it, then check level of cooling liquid.


Antifreeze represents a mix of the distilled water with a concentrate этиленгликоля. Antifreeze provides protection of system of cooling against corrosion and increases a boiling point of cooling liquid. The quantity этиленгликоля in antifreeze depends on weather service conditions of the car and makes from 40 to 70 %.