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
+ 4. Engine
+ 5. System of cooling, heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel and exhaust systems
+ 7. Start and charging system
- 8. Ignition system
   - 8.1. Ignition system with the breaker
      8.1.1. Technical characteristics
      8.1.2. Check of system of ignition
      8.1.3. Adjustment of a gap and the closed condition of contacts of the breaker
      8.1.4. Removal and installation of contacts of the breaker
      8.1.5. Check, removal and condenser installation
      + 8.1.6. Ignition distributor
      + 8.1.7. Adjustment of a corner of an advancing of ignition
      8.1.8. Removal, check and installation of the coil of ignition
   + 8.2. Electronic contactless system of ignition
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Transmissions and power shafts
+ 11. Brake system
+ 12. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric circuits

8.1.5. Check, removal and condenser installation


The condenser is intended for iskreniye reduction between breaker contacts.

The condenser is connected parallel to breaker contacts. At an exit of the condenser ignition admissions are out of operation possible.


1. If operation of the engine after escape of several kilometers is broken and there is a strong obgoraniye of contacts of the breaker, that, possibly, the condenser is faulty.
2. Further check can be made, disconnecting manually contacts of the breaker to the included ignition.
3. Existence of a strong spark between contacts indicates condenser failure.

Removal and installation

1. Unscrew the screws, fixing a cover of the distributor of ignition, and uncover also a distributor rotor.
2. Move a spring of the lever of contacts of the breaker from a plastic insulator and disconnect condenser wires.
3. Unscrew the screw, the fixing condenser to a basic plate of the distributor of ignition, and remove it.
4. Installation is made in sequence, return to removal.