Opel Astra A

1991-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Opel Astra A
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
- 3. Engines
   + 3.1. SOHC engines
   + 3.2. DOHC engines
   - 3.3. Diesel engines
      3.3.1. Gear belt
      3.3.2. The 1,7 l diesel engine with a turbo-supercharging
      3.3.3. Tension of a gear belt
      3.3.4. The diesel TC4EE1 engine of 1,7 l with a turbo-supercharging
      3.3.5. Head of the block of cylinders
      3.3.6. The diesel TC4EE1 engine with a turbo-supercharging
      3.3.7. Check of a head of the block of cylinders and the block of cylinders on straightforwardness
      3.3.8. Camshaft
      3.3.9. Gas distribution phases
      3.3.10. Camshaft case cover oil separator
      3.3.11. Check and adjustment of gaps in the drive of valves
      3.3.12. Removal and installation of valves
      3.3.13. Replacement of oil scraper caps
      3.3.14. Grinding of valves
      3.3.15. Grinding in of valves
      3.3.16. Check of a gap in the directing plugs of valves
      3.3.17. Check of the directing plugs of valves
      3.3.18. Check of a compression
      3.3.19. Wedge-shaped belt
      3.3.20. Oil case
      3.3.21. Oil pump
      3.3.22. Safety valve
      3.3.23. Thermostat
      3.3.24. Check of kalilny candles
      3.3.25. Check of system of preliminary heating
      3.3.26. Removal of air from fuel system
      3.3.27. Check and adjustment of turns of idling
      3.3.28. Removal and installation of nozzles
      3.3.29. Check of an advancing of injection of fuel
      3.3.30. Heating of the fuel filter
      3.3.31. Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter
      3.3.32. Discharge of water from the fuel filter
      + 3.3.33. Useful tips
   + 3.4. Engine electric equipment
+ 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


3.3.8. Camshaft


1. Remove a head of cylinders.


If it is necessary to remove only the camshaft, then it is not necessary to remove completely a head of cylinders. But in this case the device for compression of valvate springs will be required.

2. Fix adaptation on the case of the camshaft and to evenly wring out levers of valves down. In this situation it is possible to take out the camshaft.
3. Put the camshaft case on two wooden whetstones and to uncover the case.
4. Remove TNVD.
5. Remove a restrictive washer from the camshaft.
6. To take out the camshaft back from the case


1. Put the new case of the camshaft on wooden whetstones.
2. To carefully enter the camshaft with a restrictive washer into the case. Fix a washer by the moment of 8 Nanometers.
3. Install in the camshaft case new consolidation by means of the corresponding tool, for example Opel KM-636. If there is no such tool, it is possible to use the plug with a diameter equal to diameter of a sealant. Except it the metal plate in which there have to be two openings coinciding with diagonalno the located carving openings on the camshaft case will be required. Establish consolidation as follows. Screw two bolts through openings in a metal plate and the case of the camshaft. Using the plug, to insert consolidation, evenly tightening bolts.


Before installation of the case of the camshaft to insert the aligning plugs into a head of cylinders.

4. Fix a camshaft case cover, having established new laying. Previously to clear a grid in a cover.
5. Install the fuel pump (if it was removed) and to tighten bolts of its fastening the moment of 18 Nanometers.
6. Establish a head of cylinders.

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