Opel Astra, Zafira

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Astra
- Cars Opel Astra and Zafira
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, the tool and the workplace equipment
   Поддомкрачивание and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile химикалии, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
+ The operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The 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

Identification numbers of the car

The new car is supplied by a magnetic identification card (in size with a credit card) in which all data of a vehicle is brought.

Improvement of let out production is continuous process of any line production. Thus in motor industry, except for cases of large changes of a design of models descending from the conveyor, results of process of updating in the vehicle operation manual are not shined. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of let out spare parts in view of what special value at purchase of the last is got by the information coded in identification numbers of the car. Doing the order for a demanded spare detail, try to give to the seller fuller data on the car. Necessarily inform the model name, year of release, and also number of a body/chassis and the power unit.

Шильда with identification number of the car (VIN) it is fixed under a cowl on the top cross-beam of the panel передка, besides, VIN it is beaten out more to the right of a forward passenger seat, — in a carpet covering the special valve is provided.

On some models VIN it is beaten out on шильде, fixed on the panel of devices of the car at the left under a windscreen.

VIN продублирован also in the certified label fixed on a forward edge of the right rack of Century

Decoding VIN

The maintenance of a certified label

1 — the Company-manufacturer
2 — Number of the licence permission
3 — Identification number of a vehicle (VIN)
4 — the Admissible lump of a vehicle

5 — the Admissible lump of the trailer
6 — the Maximum safe load on a forward axis of the car
7 — the Maximum safe load on a back axis of the car
8 — the Individual data of transport means / the data specific to the country

On some models the certified label can be fixed on the right on the panel передка before a radiator.

In the table resulted more low detailed decoding coded in VIN is given the information.










1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1. A code

WOL = Adam Opel AG.

2. A special position:

About = except …. Vehicles.

3. A name code:

Т = Astra
J = Vectra
V = Omega

4. A lineup:

G = Astra-G.

6. Body type:

35 = 4-dvernyj Kombi.

7. Year of release of model:

W = 1998
Х = 1999
Y = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003 etc.

8. A factory-manufacturer code:

1 = Rüsselsheim
2 = Bochum.

9. Serial number

Decoding of a designation of the engine

The designation and engine number on petrol models is beaten out on a left-hand side of the power unit, number of the diesel engine is on the right on the unit, is direct under Fuel pump.

A — Petrol models
In — Diesel models

In the table resulted more low detailed decoding coded in a designation of the engine of the information is given.







X 17 - D T L
1 2 3 4 5 6

1. Norms of toxicity of an exhaust

X — Models since 1996 вып. Petrol: D3, D4. Diesel: Euro 2
Y — Models since 1998 вып. Petrol: D4, Euro 3. Diesel: Euro 3 ()
Z — Models since 1998 вып. Petrol: Euro 4 ()

2. Engine capacity

16 — 1.6 l
17 — 1.7 l

3. Compression degree

G = 8.5
L = 8.5 – 9.0
N = 9.0 – 9.5
S = 9.5 – 10.0
X = 10.0 – 11.5
Y> 11.5

4. Mix preparation

E — the Distributed injection
Z — the Central injection
D — the Diesel engine

5. Features

R — High capacity
L — Low capacity
T — the Turbo-supercharging
V — Volume model
1 — Family of engines I (a block design as in engines 1.4, 1.6)