Opel Kadett E

1984-1991 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Kadett E
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Weekly checks and service in a way
- 3. Maintenance
   - 3.1. Maintenance of cars with petrol engines
      3.1.1. Operational materials and liquids
      3.1.2. Refueling capacities
      - 3.1.3. Periodicity of service
         + Each 15 000 km
         + Each 30 000 km
         + Each two years
         + Each 60 000 km
   + 3.2. Maintenance of cars with diesel engines
+ 4. Engine
+ 5. System of cooling, heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel and exhaust systems
+ 7. Start and charging system
+ 8. Ignition system
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Transmissions and power shafts
+ 11. Brake system
+ 12. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric circuits

3.1.3. Periodicity of service


In order that your car was in a fine condition, it is necessary to carry out its maintenance periodically. Service is necessary for carrying out as constantly, and through certain intervals which are brought below. These are the minimum intervals of service recommended by the Management.

If the car is maintained under trying conditions, in particular, in the dusty district, with trailer towage on small speeds or on short trips, it is recommended to make maintenance more often.

If the order of maintenance was not observed a long time, described below check and adjustment it is necessary to carry out more often or as required. Especially it concerns the engine of the second-hand car which was not exposed to regular or timely checks.

In such cases, besides periodic maintenance, it is necessary to perform additional adjustment works. If there are suspicions on wear of the engine, it is necessary to check a compression in cylinders and to receive valuable information concerning a condition of all main details of a diesel engine. On the basis of these data it is possible to receive idea of volume and degree of complexity of the forthcoming works. If, for example, the compression such is that obviously indicates strong wear of the engine, routine maintenance will not lead to restoration of normal operational qualities and it is necessary to execute major maintenance with complete dismantling.

Weekly or each 400 km

Check the following elements:

 – oil level in the engine;
 – level of cooling liquid;
 – level of brake liquid;
 – availability of water in a tank of a stekloomyvatel;
 – condition of the accumulator, tires, screen wipers and all bulbs.

Each 15 000 km or 6 months (that will come earlier)

Replace oil and the oil filter (petrol engines, till 1987).

Each 15 000 km or 12 months (that will come earlier)

Replace engine oil and the oil filter.

Replace spark plugs.

Check, and if necessary, adjust gaps of valves (model of 1,2 l).

Check a condition of hoses and absence of leaks.

Check a condition of an auxiliary driving belt and, if necessary, replace it.

Check elements of system of ignition and replace contacts of the breaker of ignition.

Check, and if necessary, adjust turns of idling and the contents WITH.

Clear the filter of the fuel pump (model with the carburetor).

Check regulation of a cable of an accelerator.

Check level of transmission liquids.

Check action of the sound signal, all fires, screen wipers and washers.

Check a condition of brushes of a screen wiper.

Check reliability of a tightening of bolts of fastening of a wheel.

Check a condition of lobbies and back brake shoes (replace if it is necessary), supports and brake disks.

Check adjustment of bearings of a back wheel.

Check adjustment of the hand brake.

Check a condition of power shafts, hinges of equal angular speeds and protective covers of hinges.

Grease locks and hinges.

Check a condition of an exhaust system.

Carry out road tests of the car.

Each 30 000 km or the 12th month (that will come earlier)

In addition to all points stated above, execute in addition:

Replace filtering element of the air filter.

Replace the fuel filter (models with system of injection of fuel).

Clear the entrance fuel filter of the carburetor.

Check oil level in a mechanical transmission.

Check coupling adjustment.

Check a condition of back brake shoes (replace if necessary), working brake cylinders and brake drums.

Replace brake liquid.

Check adjustment of light of headlights.

Each 2 years (irrespective of run distance in kilometers)

In addition to all points stated above, replace cooling liquid.

Each 60 000 km or 4 years (that will come earlier)

In addition to all points stated above, execute the following:

Replace transmission liquid in an automatic transmission.

Replace a gear belt of a drive of a camshaft (liter engines 1,3, 1,4, 1,6, 1,8 and 2,0 with 8 valves, engines of 2,0 liters with 16 valves).

Each 90 000 km or 3 years (that will come earlier)

In addition to all points stated above, replace consolidations and hoses of brake system.