Opel Vectra B

since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Vektr B. Opel
+ 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 in temperature of air submitted 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. Pressure removal 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 one-dot 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



At work with a fuel tank do not use open fire or tools, at work with which there can be a spark.

At removal of a fuel tank fuel level in it should be minimum.


1. Remove pressure in fuel system and remove a weight wire from the accumulator.
2. Remove system of production of exhaust gases and heat resisting boards.
3. Move a pillow of a back seat forward and raise a carpet over the fuel pump.
4. Using an edge of a 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 a sticky tape to a body in order that it did not fall for a fuel tank.
6. Open a folding shutter of a toplivozalivny mouth and remove a rubber cover from a jellied mouth.
7. Unscrew a bolt of fastening of a toplivozalivny 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. Put identification labels on the small hoses fixed in the top part of a toplivozalivny mouth. Release collars and remove both hoses.
10. Weaken collars and disconnect the main hoses from the basis of a toplivozalivny mouth. Unscrew the bottom bolt of fastening of a toplivozalivny mouth and remove it.
11. Track hoses of giving and fuel return to a fuel tank before their connections before a fuel tank (are specified by shooters). Put identification labels, weaken collars and separate hoses.
12. Remove a belt, the fixing fuel filter to a fuel tank
13. Supporting a fuel tank from below, unscrew bolts (the bolt is specified by an arrow), fixing two belts of fastening of a fuel tank.
14. Slowly lower a fuel tank, disconnect from it the remained tubes and take a tank from under the car.
15. Visually check a condition of a fuel tank outside. Unscrew a ring and uncover the fuel pump and examine a fuel tank from within. If in a tank there are pollution or a precipitation, wash up it pure water or gasoline.



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

 – at installation of a 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 in a fuel tank a small amount of fuel and check fuel system on tightness.