1.7.15. Maintenance and inspection system

For safety of operation of the car and traffic, and also maintenance of good shape of the car it is important to carry out works on maintenance through ustanovlennyefirmy Opel time intervals.
Frequency of replacement of oil and servicing is established flexibly on the basis of many parameters and depending on service conditions. For this purpose constantly various characteristics of the engine are defined and according to them the car run remaining before the following servicing pays off.
It is possible to look at the remained run of the car on the index of a speedometer at the switched-off ignition and the gone-out index of a run. Press and hold near the 2nd sustanovochny button of the counter of a run, at the same time the inscription "InsP" and value of the remained car run will be displayed.
When the remaining run becomes less, than 1500 km, after inclusion and switching off of ignition on the display there is an inscription "InsP" with the remained run of 1000 km. At the remained run less than 500 km the inscription "InsP" will appear for several seconds: within one week or a run of 500 km it is necessary to perform planned works on servicing. To avoid loss of a guarantee, follows address on the station of technical tinning.
The idle time periods at which plugs of the accumulator of the car are switched-off are considered by indication of intervals of service.
Additional information on maintenance and inspection system can be found in the service booklet which is in a forward ware box.
Works on servicing, also as well as repair work of a body and units, have to be carried out only by qualified personnel.

Separate service on anticorrosive protection
It is necessary to carry out annually, within annual checkup or separately, see the service booklet. to exclude a possibility of loss of a guarantee of anticorrosive protection.

In order to avoid getting injured from the cables which are energized ignitions, and the rotating details all control operations in motor office (for example, control of level of brake fluid or oil in the engine) follows carry out only at the switched-off ignition.

As the cooling fan is operated a temperature regulator, its inclusion even is possible at the switched-off ignition, danger of getting injured.
Electronic systems of ignition work with very high power of the category.
It is not recommended to conduct independently any works on repair, adjustment and maintenance of the car. It in particular belongs to works on the engine and a running gear, and also on security system details. On ignorance it is possible to violate legislative instructions and incompetent actions to draw danger upon itself and others.

And having added control liquids
For simplification of search of a stopper of filling mouths for engine oil, the cooling liquid washing liquids, and also the handle of an oil meter are painted in yellow color.

Engine oil
Data on engine oils are provided in the service booklet.

Level of engine oil, consumption of engine oil
For technical reasons each engine consumes oil. It is possible to estimate an oil consumption only after rather big run, at the same time at an initial stage (at a stage extra earnings) the level of an expense can exceed the value specified in documentation. Frequent driving on the raised turns of the engine leads to the raised oil consumption.
On cars with the control system of level of engine oil the level of oil is controlled automatically. Before a long trip it is recommended to check oil level.

Control of level of engine oil, having added engine oil
In drawings control is shown and having added oils for various carburetor and diesel engines.
To make control only at horizontally standing car and the switched-off, heated-up engine. Before check wait at least 5 min. that the oil which is in a collector, glass in an oil bathtub.
For check of level of oil insert the wiped oil meter to a persistent surface on the handle. To drink up if the level of oil fell to the area of a mark of refueling of "MIN".
Level of oil should not exceed the top mark "MAH" of an oil meter. The poured oil needs to be merged or pumped out. If the level of oil exceeds the mark "MAH", there is a danger of damage of the engine or catalyst.
It is necessary to add oil of the same brand which was used at the previous replacement of oil, observing the instructions provided in the service booklet.

Replacement of oil and oil filter
Carry out change of oil depending on indication of intervals of service.
It is recommended to use an original oil filter of Opel.
Do not throw out the fulfilled oil filters and empty jars from under oil in household waste. It is recommended to charge replacement of oil and oil filters to the partner of Opel.

Diesel fuel filter
At each replacement of engine oil to a proveryta the fuel filter on possible existence of the remains of water.
Under the complicated service conditions, for example, at the increased humidity (mainly on the coast), very high or low external temperatures, and also at strong temperature drops it is necessary to check the filter through shorter periods day and night.

Cooling liquid
In operating time the system is under elevated pressure. Therefore temperature can quickly rise above 100 °C.
Cooling liquid on the basis of glycol provides fine protection against corrosion of cooling systems and heating, and also protection against freezing to –28 °C. It all the year round is in the cooling system and does not need replacement.
There are antifreezes which use can lead to damage of the engine. Therefore it is recommended to use the antifreeze allowed by Opel if necessary.

Antifreeze is noxious to health therefore you store it only in original packing and protect from children.

Protection against freezing and anticorrosive protection
Before the winter period check concentration of cooling liquid. Content of antifreeze in a radiator has to provide protection against freezing approximately to –28 °C. Too low concentration of antifreeze worsens protection against freezing and corrosion. If necessary add antifreeze.
In case of loss of cooling liquid add water, check concentration of antifreeze and if necessary add antifreeze.

Level of cooling liquid
At the closed loss cooling system are practically absent. Therefore having added cooling liquid it is necessary very seldom.
Level of cooling liquid at the cold cooling system has to be in the compensating tank a little above the mark "KALT/COLD". At the engine which is warmed up up to the working temperature level rises, and when cooling decreases again. If at the same time it falls below a mark, it is necessary to add cooling liquid a little above it.
Before opening of a stopper let's cool down to the engine. Carefully open a stopper that excessive pressure slowly fell, otherwise there is a danger of burns.
Add antifreeze. In the absence of antifreeze fill with clear drinking water or the distilled water as substitute.
After filling with the drinking or distilled water check concentration of antifreeze and if necessary add antifreeze. Remove the cause of loss of cooling liquid.
Screw a stopper when closing against the stop.

Temperature of cooling liquid
Indication of temperature of cooling liquid for the physical reasons is made only at the sufficient level of cooling liquid.
In operating time the system is under elevated pressure. Therefore temperature can rise above 100 °C.
At indication of temperature in a red zone immediately check the level of cooling liquid.
If level of cooling liquid too low: add cooling liquid.
If the level of cooling liquid is normal: remove the cause of temperature increase. Ask for the help on car repair shop.

Brake fluid
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, t. е it absorbs moisture. Because of strong heating when braking, for example, on extended descent, vials of steam which can considerably (depending on the content of water) can be formed to worsen efficiency of braking.
Therefore it is necessary to observe the replacement intervals specified in the service booklet.

Screen wipers
Regularly check overall performance of screen wipers and the device of washing of headlights. It is recommended to replace brushes of screen wipers at least, than once a year.
At pollution of glasses before inclusion of screen wipers or devices of automatic control of screen wipers with the rain sensor use the device of washing of glasses in the beginning to prevent wear of brushes of screen wipers.
Do not include screen wipers or the device of automatic control of screen wipers with the rain sensor at icy glasses as brushes or a control system can be damaged.
It is recommended to separate the frozen screen wipers by means of the defreezing spray.
The polluted brushes can be cleared by soft fabric with application of the washing and antifrizny means.
Screen wipers with the brushes which hardened, cracked or covered with silicone should be replaced. It can be necessary after damage due to effect of ice, salt, is warm or after misuse of care products.
Screen wipers or the automatic control unit screen wipers with the rain sensor in car washes need to be switched off.
To provide trouble-free functioning of the sensor of a rain, the window of the sensor has to be free from dust, dirt and ice for what it is necessary to turn on periodically the device of washing of glass or to delete ice from a sensor window. Cars with the sensor of a rain differ in a sensor window from above on a windshield.

Replacement of a brush of screen wipers on a windshield
Raise a screen wiper shoulder. Risfiksiruyte the lever also separate a screen wiper brush.

Replacement of a brush of a screen wiper on back glass
Raise a screen wiper shoulder. Risfiksiruyte also remove a screen wiper, as shown in the drawing.

Device of washing of glasses, device of washing of headlights
The tank of the device of washing of glasses and the device of washing of back glass is located in motor office from the driver.
In cars with the device of washing of headlights the filling mouth is in motor office behind a right headlight.
Fill in only clear water that nozzles did not get littered. To increase efficiency of cleaning, it is recommended add a small amount of the washing and antifrizny means.
When closing a tank strong press on perimeter on edges of a cover.

The accumulator does not need servicing.
As a result of installation of the additional electric and electronic equipment load of the accumulator which will be quicker discharged can raise. It is recommended to consult with the partner of Opel concerning technical capabilities, for example, of installation of the accumulator with a bigger capacity.