The device, service and repair the Opel Omega - 13.2. Maintenance and repair//1993-1999 -

Opel Omega

since 1993-1999 release

Repair and operation of the car



Opel Omega
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Repair of engines
+ 4. Heating system and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel, exhaust systems
+ 6. System of start of the engine
+ 7. System of ignition
+ 8. Coupling
+ 9. Transmissions
+ 10. Main transfer, half shafts
+ 11. Brake system
+ 12. Suspension bracket and steering
- 13. Body
   13.1. Technical characteristics
   13.2. Maintenance and repair
   13.3. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   13.4. Repair of considerable damages of a body
   13.5. Loops and locks
   13.6. Windshield and motionless glasses
   13.7. Bumpers
   13.8. Front grille
   13.9. Cowl and basic racks
   13:10. Cowl lock rope
   13:11. Cowl lock spring
   13:12. Doors
   13:13. Internal panel of finishing of a door
   13:14. Door handles and locks
   13:15. Window regulators and glasses
   13:16. Back side glass (models with a body like Versatile person)
   13:17. Lock of the gate of the fuel tank and rope of the lock
   13:18. Trunk lid and basic racks
   13:19. Trunk lid lock elements
   13:20. Back door and basic racks
   13:21. Elements of the lock of a back door
   13:22. Elements of system of the central lock
   13:23. Elements of power windows
   13:24. External rear-view mirrors
   13:25. A windshield and the fixed glasses
   13:26. Elements of the top hatch
   13:27. External elements of a body
   13:28. Seats
   13:29. Elements of seat belts
   13:30. Internal panels of finishing
   13:31. Central console
   13:32. Glove compartment
   13:33. Dashboard
+ 14. Body electric equipment



13.2. Maintenance and repair

GENERAL INFORMATION

BODY

The state in which there is a body of your car is very important because its cost to a large extent depends on it at resale. It is much more difficult to repair the started or damaged body, than mechanical parts. The hidden cavities of a body, such as niches of wheels, frame and motor compartment, are also important not less in spite of the fact that they do not require frequent attention as other parts of a body.

Once a year, or each 20 000 km, the body bottom by means of steam is very useful to clear. All traces of dirt and oil will be removed, and after this area it will be possible to check for existence of a rust, the damaged brake highways, worn-out electric wires, the damaged ropes and so on. At the end of this work components of a forward suspension bracket should be greased.

At the same time it is necessary to clear the engine and a motor compartment by means of a paroochistitel or the device for lubricant removal.

Special attention needs to be paid on niches of wheels as the substrate can exfoliate, both the stones and dirt which are thrown out by wheels can damage paint and allow to appear to a rust. If you found a rust, smooth out the damaged surface to the metal and apply on it anticorrosive paint.

The body needs to be washed, at least, once a week. Carefully wet the car to soften dirt, and then wash away it by means of a soft sponge and a large amount of soap water. If carefully not to wash away dirt, it can erase paint.

Spots of tar or bitumen need to be cleared by means of the fabric moistened in solvent.

At least, each six months polish a body and the chromeplated details. If you use a cleaner for the chromeplated parts to remove a rust from details with an electrodeposit, remember that the cleaner also deletes honor of chrome so use it carefully.

VINYL FINISHING

Never clear vinyl finishing by detergents, the caustic soap or cleaners on the basis of kerosene. Simple soap and water work just perfectly, and a soft brush it is possible to remove old dirt easily. Wash vinyl finishing also often, as well as all car.

After cleaning use of high-quality protective equipment for rubber and vinyl surfaces will help to avoid oxidation and emergence of cracks. The protectant can also is put on a sealant of glasses, vacuum highways and rubber hoses which often fail as a result of chemical destruction, and also on tires.

UPHOLSTERY AND RUGS

Each three months it is necessary to remove rugs and to clear the car inside (if it is necessary, do it more often). The vacuum cleaner clear an upholstery and rugs to remove the remained dirt and dust.

The leather upholstery requires special attention. Spots need to be deleted with warm water and very soft soap solution. Use pure rags to remove soap, and then again wipe an upholstery with a dry rag. Never use alcohol, gasoline, liquid for removal of a varnish or a thinner for cleaning of a leather upholstery.

After cleaning regularly process a leather upholstery special wax. Never use automobile wax for polishing of a leather upholstery.

Where the interior of the car is affected by sunshine, close leather seats sheets if the car is left in the sun during any time.