Opel Astra, Zafira

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation



Opel Astra
+ Opel Astra and Zafira Cars
+ Operation manual
- Routine maintenance
   Schedule of routine maintenance
   Specifications
   General information about settings and adjustments
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure of their rating, rotation of wheels
   Replacement of impellent oil and oil filter
   Check of a condition and replacement of a belt of a drive of auxiliary units
   Sediment removal from the fuel filter of the diesel engine
   Check of a condition and replacement of the hoses located in an impellent compartment
   Check of a condition of components of system of cooling
   Check, service and charging of the storage battery
   Check of a condition and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Survey of components of a suspension bracket and steering drive, check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
   Check of brake system
   Electric equipment check
   Control of a condition of an anticorrosive covering of a body and car bottom
   Greasing of locks, loops and emphasis
   Zeroing of the indicator of intervals of maintenance
   Replacement of a filtering element of an air purifier - diesel models of release on 09.2000
   Replacement of the salonny filter
   Replacement of the fuel filter - diesel models of release on 09.2000
   Check of turns of idling and composition of the fulfilled gases
   Replacement of a filtering element of an air purifier - all petrol models and release diesel engines with 10.2000
   Replacement of the fuel filter - diesel models of release with 10.2000
   Replacement of spark plugs, check of a condition of VV of electroconducting
   Replacement of the fuel filter - petrol models
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment




General information about settings and adjustments

The name "control" in the real Management is meant as not separately taken procedure of adjustment any of parameters of systems of the car, and the whole complex of the adjustments, allowing to achieve maximum efficiency of return of the engine.

If the owner of the new car from the date of its acquisition strictly adhered to the schedule of procedures of routine maintenance (see. The schedule of routine maintenance), rather often carried out check of critical parameters, supported demanded level of lubricant liquids, the engine will need extremely seldom performance of additional service and regenerative repair (over replacement of components subject to raised wear and expendables).

On the other hand, in case of the negligent relation to performance of procedures of regular maintenance and frequent violation of established periods of carrying out checks, efficiency of return of the engine will surely decrease sooner or later. The probability of emergence of such situation in case of acquisition of the car which was in the use is especially high. In such cases there is a need for performance of a complex of settings of the power unit over amount of works on routine maintenance of the car.

The first step at control or diagnostics of malfunctions of the engine working with lowered return always is check of kompressionny pressure in cylinders (see. Head the Engine) which analysis of results allows to estimate the general condition of internal components of the engine and to draw up the plan of the forthcoming adjusting and/or recovery operations. For example, if during carrying out check of kompressionny pressure signs of serious internal wear of the engine are revealed, a usual complex of settings will be insufficiently for correction of a situation and its performance is waste of time and means. In view of value of information received as a result of check of kompressionny pressure, it is necessary to charge its performance to rather skilled and qualified mechanic having necessary diagnostic devices.

Below lists of the main adjusting procedures, allowing to achieve maximum efficiency of return from the engine which was in a working mechanical order are provided.

List of the minimum complex of checks and adjustments

  1. Check of all liquids connected with operation of the engine (see. Check of levels of liquids);
  2. Check of a condition of all hoses of an impellent compartment (see. Check of a condition and replacement of the hoses located in an impellent compartment);
  3. Check and adjustment of a tension of driving belts (see. Check of a condition and replacement of a belt of a drive of auxiliary units and Head Engine);
  4. Cleaning, survey and check of a charging of the battery (see. Check, service and charging of the storage battery);
  5. Replacement of candles of an ignition/incandescence (see. Replacement of spark plugs, check of a condition of VV of electroconducting and Head engine Electric equipment);
  6. Survey of VV of wires of candles (see. Replacement of spark plugs, check of a condition of VV of electroconducting);
  7. Check of the air filter (see. Replacement of a filtering element of an air purifier - diesel models of release on 09.2000 and Replacement of a filtering element of an air purifier - all petrol models and release diesel engines with 10.2000);
  8. Check of system of cooling (see. Check of a condition of components of system охлажденияГлаву Systems of cooling, heating).

List of checks and adjustments of general purpose

All points of the minimum control listed above, plus:

  1. Check of system of ignition / preheat (see. Head engine Electric equipment);
  2. Check of system of a charging (see. Head engine Electric equipment);
  3. Check of fuel system (see. Head of the Power supply system and release);
  4. Replacement of VV of wires of spark plugs (see. Head engine Electric equipment).