This engine has a bit of a reputation as an oil user,although we have the same in a Zafira, and it never needs topping up between half yearly changes. For safety,the level should be checked weekly or each 300 miles.
== == All owners manuals, for all cars that I have ever seen, always suggest "weekly".
The reason for this is simple. If the car develops an oil leak, you will find out at most 7 days after the leak starts.
From a practical point of view, if it's a new car to you, start weekly, and then once you get a feel as to how much oil the car uses (or does not use) adjust the time scale.
An acceptable oil consumption for a Vauxhall, according to Vauxhall UK (so I have been told, don't take it as fact), is roughly 0.5L per 1000Miles. With a service interval of 20,000 miles, it's easy to see that a car can use 10L of oil between services. As the engine only hold about ~4.5L, you can run out of oil well before the service is due.
As an Aside, it's also quite common to go a whole year and not need to top up at all. My Astra does not use a drop, and it's 10 years old. :)
they are 2 totally different mdels. Vectra B is from 1995 till 2002, and was upgraded in 1999. Vectra C/Signum is the latest model from 2002 till 2008, and then you of course the newest Vectra D introduced early tis year.
To check the automatic gearbox oil level on a 2002 Passat TDI Estate, pull out the dipstick with the gearshift in neutral. Let the engine run and check on the oil level.Ê
In the transmission.
The ecu unit in a 2002 Vauxhall Vectra is located in the engine compartment of the vehicle. The computer can be seen behind the engine in front of the firewall on the passenger side.
Look at the level in the power steering reservoir...
Idling in park, pull the trans dipstick and check the level.
You add fluid at the same place you check the fluid level. Takes a special funnel. If there is no place to check the level, then it is a sealed for life transmission.
2002 Trailblazer take 7 qrts. Check your oil cap for the recommended weight
Semi-Synthetic 10W 40
they have a chain mate
Ask a guy
check your water or coolant level If coolant level is ok, replace the thermostat.
Check Owner's Manual If you don't have one Check Related links below.
Is your Alero a 2.4, a 2.2 ecotec or a 3400?
there are three on my vectra c 2002 1 is in the engine bay on the left and 1 in the passenger side of the dashboard and one in the boot
Trans fluid is always checked with car level and idling while warmed up.
Pull the dipstick with the engine idling in park on level ground.
air flow sensor
This is most often caused by part of the emissions equipment not working. Replacing PCV often fixes it.
my vectra is registered aug. 02 on the new shape with the 2.0 dti and have been told from the dealers that its a chain and not a belt, hope this helps Dave
There is no dipstick for the trans.
No plugs! (DIESEL), No gap!
The brake fluid master cylinder resivoir is located on the drivers side next to the firewall. Look at it and you can see the level.
Open the bonnet. Get a dipstick and clean it well. Insert the dipstick entirely into the oil tank. Remove it carefully and read the oil level.