Opel Vectra B

Since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel of Vektra
+ 1.1. Controls and control devices
- 2. Maintenance service
   + 2.1. Weekly checks
   - 2.2. Maintenance service 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 a brake liquid Battery replacement in panel DU Replacement of a cooling liquid
   + 2.3. Maintenance service of diesel engines
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. A running gear
+ 10. A body
+ 11. An electric equipment
+ 12. The basic malfunctions Replacement of a cooling liquid

The prevention

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

Plums of a 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. Loosen the a collar also remove a hose from the basis of a radiator and merge cooling liquid in the container.
4. After plum of a cooling liquid establish a hose on a radiator and fix its collar.
Washing of system of cooling
5. Cooling liquid is necessary for changing periodically, and cooling system to wash out, as in system channels the rust and a 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 aperture of the top tank of a radiator, include water and wash out a radiator before occurrence at its finest from the bottom tank of a radiator.
8. If it is not possible to wash out a radiator pure water take advantage of a washing-up liquid.
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 up that all hoses inside in a good condition. Pay attention that the antifreeze mix should be used all year long for corrosion prevention.
12. Uncover a broad tank.
13. On engines SOCH of 1,6 l remove the gauge of temperature of a cooling liquid from the top part of a casing of the thermostat. It is necessary for removal of air from cooling system. On other engines removal of air from cooling system occurs automatically at engine warming up.
14. Slowly fill in cooling liquid until level will not reach a label max on a broad tank. On engines SOCH of 1,6 l establish the temperature gauge after from an aperture for the gauge 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 up level of a 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 a cooling liquid. The quantity этиленгликоля in antifreeze depends on weather service conditions of the car and makes from 40 to 70 %.