Opel Astra A

1991-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Opel Astra A
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 2. Maintenance
   2.1. Technical characteristics
   - 2.2. Maintenance operations
      2.2.1. Introduction
      2.2.2. Current maintenance
      - 2.2.3. Maintenance through 15 000 km or each 12 months Engine oil and oil filter Check of hoses and connections on existence of leaks Check of steering and suspension bracket Check of boots of half shafts Check of level of liquid of the automatic transmission Survey and cleaning of a radiator Speed of idling and composition of fuel mix Check of system of production of the fulfilled gases Conducting check Ignition advancing corner Replacement of brake fluid Check of brake slips Check of the connecting mechanism of the emergency brake Valve check of restriction of pressure in a contour of back brakes Check of level of hydraulic liquid Check of system of adjustment of height of a back suspension bracket Check of a condition of a body Check of loops and locks Check of a maple belt of the generator Adjustment of headlights of head light Replacement of the filter Battery of a door key Check of the car in road conditions
      + 2.2.4. Maintenance each 30 000 km or in 24 months
      + 2.2.5. Maintenance each 60 000 km or in 48 months
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Ventilation and heating
+ 5. Power supply system
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Half shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Electrical circuitries

0a910c3c Engine oil and oil filter


Oil is recommended to be merged, previously having warmed up the engine.


1. Lift the car. On models with the DOHC engine, remove the protective plate of the engine closing access to a cap of a drain opening.
2. Remove a cap of a jellied mouth of oil.
3. Put a container under a drain opening and turn off a cap (on the picture at the left – the SOHC model, on the right  – DOHC).
4. Wait until oil flows down, and wipe the cap pressurizing a washer and area around a drain opening. Establish a cap into place, having established a new washer. Tighten a cap till the required inhaling moment.
5. The oil filter is located on the left side of the engine on the 1,4 and 1,6 l engines and on the right side on the 1,8 and 2,0 l engines.
6. On models with the DOHC engine remove the panel closing access to an oil filter.
7. Install a container under an oil filter. Weaken a filter inhaling by means of the special tool, then unscrew the filter a hand (the SOHC model tool, on the right – DOHC is represented at the left). Clear area around an installation site of an oil filter.


1. Oil pure engine a sealing ring on the new filter and install the filter on the engine. Twirl the filter a hand
2. Lower the engine and let's it work several minutes. Check existence of leak around a cap of a drain opening and an oil filter. also fill in engine oil through a jellied opening in a cover of the valvate mechanism.
3. Start the engine.
4. On the DOHC models install the panel closing an oil filter
5. Kill the engine. In a few minutes check the level of oil and add it if it is necessary.
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