Opel Combo (2018 year). Manual - part 11


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Opel Combo (2018 year). Manual - part 11




Vehicle care

If tyre pressure is more than

1.8 bar, set it to the correct value.

Repeat the procedure until there

is no more loss of pressure.
If the tyre pressure has fallen

below 1.8 bar, the vehicle must

not be used. Seek the assistance

of a workshop.

15. Stow away tyre repair kit in load



The driving characteristics of the

repaired tyre are severely affected,

therefore have this tyre replaced.
If unusual noise is heard or the

compressor becomes hot, turn

compressor off and allow to cool.

Note the expiry date of the kit. After

this date its sealing capability is no

longer guaranteed. Pay attention to

storage information on sealant

Replace the used sealant bottle.

Dispose of the bottle as prescribed

by applicable laws.
The compressor and sealant can be

used from approx. -20 °C.

Replacing the sealant canister

To replace the sealant canister:

1. Disconnect the compressor air


2. Turn the canister anticlockwise to

lift it out.

3. Insert the new canister and turn it


4. Connect the compressor air hose

to the canister and fit the flexible

filler tube into its allocated space.

Wheel changing

Some vehicles are equipped with a

tyre repair kit instead of a spare wheel



Make the following preparations and

observe the following information:

● Park the vehicle on a level, firm

and non-skid surface. The front

wheels must be in the straight-

ahead position.

● Apply the parking brake and

engage first or reverse gear.

● Remove the spare wheel 3 168.
● Never change more than one

wheel at once.

● Use the jack only to change

wheels in case of puncture, not

for seasonal winter or summer

tyre change.


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● The jack is maintenance-free.
● If the ground on which the vehicle

is standing is soft, a solid board

(max. 1 cm thick) should be

placed under the jack.

● Take heavy objects out of the

vehicle before jacking up.

● No people or animals may be in

the vehicle when it is jacked-up.

● Never crawl under a jacked-up


● Do not start the vehicle when it is

raised on the jack.

● Before screwing in the wheel

nuts, clean the nuts and thread

with a clean cloth.

9 Warning

Do not grease wheel bolt, wheel

nut and wheel nut cone.

1. Disengage wheel nut caps with a

screwdriver and remove. Pull off

the wheel cover using a suitable


2. Attach wheel wrench securely

and loosen each wheel nut by half

a turn.

3. Vehicle jacking points are located

at the front and rear.

4. Set the jack to the necessary

height. Position it directly below



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the jacking point in a manner that

prevents it from slipping.

With the jack correctly aligned,

rotate until wheel is clear of the


5. Unscrew the wheel nuts.
6. Change the wheel. Spare wheel



7. Screw on the wheel nuts.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Install the wheel wrench ensuring

that it is securely located and

tighten each nut in a crosswise

sequence. Tightening torque is

85 Nm (steel wheel) or 120 Nm

(alloy wheel).

10. Align the valve hole in the wheel

cover with the tyre valve before

Install wheel nut caps.

11. Stow the replaced wheel 3 168

and the vehicle tools 3 159.

12. Check the tyre pressure of the

installed tyre and the wheel nut

torque as soon as possible.

Have the defective tyre renewed or

repaired as soon as possible.

Spare wheel

Some vehicles are equipped with a

tyre repair kit 3 164 instead of a spare

If mounting a spare wheel which is

different from the other wheels, this

wheel might be classified as a

temporary spare wheel and the

corresponding speed limits apply,

even though no label indicates this.

Seek the assistance of a workshop to

check the applicable speed limit.


The use of a spare wheel that is

smaller than the other wheels or in

combination with winter tyres

could affect driveability. Have the

defective tyre replaced as soon as


Depending on model variant, the

spare wheel is stored beneath the

floor or in the load compartment.

1. Attach the extension bar 2 to the

wheel wrench 1. Vehicle tools




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2. Insert the wheel wrench into the

aperture in the load compartment


3. Rotate the wheel wrench to lower

the spare wheel to the floor.

4. Withdraw spare wheel from

beneath the vehicle.

5. Unscrew knob 2 and release

cable attachment 1 from spare


6. Change the wheel.
7. Position the replaced wheel at the

rear of the vehicle with the outside

of the wheel facing downwards.

8. Pass the retainer 1 through the

hole in the rim, inserting the

locating pin into one of the bolt

holes and secure with knob 2.

9. Insert the wheel wrench into the

aperture in the load compartment

floor and rotate to fully raise the

spare wheel.

Have the defective tyre renewed or

repaired as soon as possible.

CNG vehicles

Vehicles with CNG; the spare wheel

is located in the load compartment.



Vehicle care

1. Unscrew two bolts using the

wheel wrench and remove spare

wheel from bracket.
Vehicle tools 3 159.

2. Change the wheel.

3. Position the replaced spare wheel

onto the bracket ensuring correct

alignment of the locating pin.

4. Secure spare wheel by tightening

two bolts using the wheel wrench.

Have the defective tyre renewed or

repaired as soon as possible.

Directional tyres

If possible, fit directional tyres such

that they roll in the direction of travel.

The rolling direction is indicated by a

symbol (e.g. an arrow) on the

The following applies to tyres fitted

opposing the rolling direction:

● Driveability may be affected.

Have the defective tyre renewed

or repaired as soon as possible

and fit it instead of the spare


● Drive particularly carefully on wet

and snow-covered road


Jump starting

Do not start with quick charger.
A vehicle with a discharged battery

can be started using jump leads and

the battery of another vehicle.

9 Warning

Be extremely careful when starting

with jump leads. Any deviation

from the following instructions can

lead to injuries or damage caused

by battery explosion or damage to

the electrical systems of both


9 Warning

Avoid contact of the vehicle

battery with eyes, skin, fabrics and

painted surfaces. The fluid

contains sulphuric acid which can

cause injuries and damage in the

event of direct contact.

● Never expose the vehicle battery

to naked flames or sparks.


Vehicle care


● A discharged vehicle battery can

already freeze at a temperature

of 0 °C. Defrost the frozen battery

before connecting jump leads.

● Wear eye protection and

protective clothing when

handling a vehicle battery.

● Use a booster battery with the

same voltage (12 V). Its capacity

(Ah) must not be much less than

that of the discharged vehicle


● Use jump leads with insulated

terminals and a cross section of

at least 16 mm


 (25 mm



diesel engines).

● Do not disconnect the discharged

battery from the vehicle.

● Switch off all unnecessary

electrical consumers.

● Do not lean over the vehicle

battery during jump starting.

● Do not allow the terminals of one

lead to touch those of the other


● The vehicles must not come into

contact with each other during

the jump starting process.

● Apply the parking brake,

transmission in neutral.

Lead connection order:

1. Connect the red lead to the

positive terminal of the booster


2. Connect the other end of the red

lead to the positive terminal of the

discharged vehicle battery.

3. Connect the black lead to the

negative terminal of the booster


4. Connect the other end of the black

lead to a vehicle grounding point,

such as the engine block or an

engine mounting bolt. Connect as

far away from the discharged

vehicle battery as possible,

however at least 60 cm.

Route the leads so that they cannot

catch on rotating parts in the engine

To start the engine:

1. Start the engine of the vehicle

providing the jump.

2. After five minutes, start the other

engine. Start attempts should be

made for no longer than

15 seconds at an interval of

one minute.

3. Allow both engines to idle for

approx. three minutes with the

leads connected.



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4. Switch on electrical consumers

(e.g. headlights, heated rear

window) of the vehicle receiving

the jump start.

5. Reverse above sequence exactly

when removing leads.


Towing the vehicle

Release the cap by carefully lifting

with a screwdriver. To prevent

damage, it is recommended to place

a cloth between the screwdriver and

the frame.
The towing eye is stowed with the

vehicle tools 3 159.
Screw in the towing eye as far as it will

go until it stops in a horizontal

Attach a tow rope – or better still a tow

rod – to the towing eye.


The towing eye must only be used

for towing and not for recovering

the vehicle.

Switch on ignition to release steering

wheel lock and to permit operation of

brake lights, horn and windscreen

Switch the selector lever to neutral.
Release the parking brake.


If neutral cannot be selected on

vehicles with manual transmission

automated (MTA), the vehicle must

only be towed with the drive wheels

raised off the ground.


Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.

Excessive tractive force can

damage the vehicle.

When the engine is not running,

considerably more force is needed to

brake and steer.


Vehicle care


To prevent the entry of exhaust gases

from the towing vehicle, switch on the

air recirculation 3 108 and close the

Seek the assistance of a workshop.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye

and replace the cap.

Towing another vehicle

Insert a screwdriver in the slot at the

side of the cap. Release the cap by

carefully levering the screwdriver. To

prevent damage it is recommended to

place a cloth between the screwdriver

and the frame.

The towing eye is stowed with the

vehicle tools 3 159.
Screw in the towing eye as far as it will

go until it stops in a horizontal

Attach a tow rope – or even better a

tow bar – to the towing eye.
The towing eye must only be used for

towing and not for recovering a



Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.

Excessive tractive force can

damage the vehicle.

After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
Insert cap.

Appearance care

Exterior care


The locks are lubricated at the factory

using a high quality lock cylinder

grease. Use de-icing agent only when

absolutely necessary, as this has a

degreasing effect and impairs lock

function. After using a de-icing agent,

have the locks regreased by a



The paintwork of your vehicle is

exposed to environmental influences.

Wash and wax your vehicle regularly.

When using automatic vehicle

washes, select a programme that

includes waxing. Restrictions for

filmed or matt painted body parts or

decor tapes, see "Polishing and

Bird droppings, dead insects, resin,

pollen and the like should be cleaned

off immediately, as they contain

aggressive constituents which can

cause paint damage.



Vehicle care

If using a vehicle wash, comply with

the vehicle wash manufacturer's

instructions. The windscreen wiper

and rear window wiper must be

switched off. Remove antenna and

external accessories such as roof

racks etc.
If you wash your vehicle by hand,

make sure that the insides of the

wheel housings are also thoroughly

rinsed out.
Clean edges and folds on opened

doors and the bonnet as well as the

areas they cover.
Clean bright metal mouldings with a

cleaning solution approved for

aluminium to avoid damages.


Always use a cleaning agent with

a pH value of four to nine.
Do not use cleaning agents on hot


Have the door hinges of all doors

greased by a workshop.

Do not clean the engine compartment

with a steam-jet or high-pressure jet

Thoroughly rinse and leather-off the

vehicle. Rinse leather frequently. Use

separate leathers for painted and

glass surfaces: remnants of wax on

the windows will impair vision.
Do not use hard objects to remove

spots of tar. Use tar removal spray on

painted surfaces.

Exterior lights

Headlight and other light covers are

made of plastic. Do not use any

abrasive or caustic agents, do not use

an ice scraper, and do not clean them


Polishing and waxing

Wax the vehicle regularly (at the

latest when water no longer beads).

Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out.
Polishing is necessary only if the paint

has become dull or if solid deposits

have become attached to it.

Paintwork polish with silicone forms a

protective film, making waxing

Unpainted plastic body parts must not

be treated with wax or polishing

Matt filmed body parts or decor tapes

must not be polished, to avoid

gleaming. Do not use hot wax

programmes in automatic car washes

if the vehicle is equipped with these

Matt painted decor parts, e.g. mirror

housing cover, must not be polished.

Otherwise these parts would become

agleam or the colour would be


Windows and windscreen wiper


Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois

leather together with window cleaner

and insect remover.
When cleaning the rear window from

inside, always wipe in parallel to the

heating element to prevent damage.


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For mechanical removal of ice, use a

sharp-edged ice scraper. Press the

scraper firmly against the glass so

that no dirt can get under it and

scratch the glass.
Clean smearing wiper blades with a

soft cloth and window cleaner.
Remove dirt residues from smearing

wiper blades by using a soft cloth and

window cleaner. Also make sure to

remove any residues such as wax,

insect residues and similar from the

Ice residues, pollution and continuous

wiping on dry windows will damage or

even destroy the wiper blades.

Glass panel

Never clean with solvents or abrasive

agents, fuels, aggressive media (e.g.

paint cleaner, acetone-containing

solutions etc.), acidic or highly

alkaline media or abrasive pads. Do

not apply wax or polishing agents to

the glass panel.

Wheels and tyres

Do not use high-pressure jet

Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel

Rims are painted and can be treated

with the same agents as the body.

Paintwork damage

Rectify minor paintwork damage with

a touch-up pen before rust forms.

Have more extensive damage or rust

areas repaired by a workshop.


Some areas of the vehicle underbody

have a PVC undercoating while other

critical areas have a durable

protective wax coating.
After the underbody is washed, check

the underbody and have it waxed if

Bitumen/rubber materials could

damage the PVC coating. Have

underbody work carried out by a


Before and after winter, wash the

underbody and have the protective

wax coating checked.

Natural gas system

Do not direct the steam jet or high-

pressure jet towards natural gas

system components. It is particularly

important to protect the natural gas

tank and the pressure valves on the

vehicle underbody and the bulkhead

in the engine compartment.
These components must not be

treated using chemical cleaners or

Have components of the natural gas

system cleaned by a workshop

authorised to carry out maintenance

of natural gas vehicles.

Towing equipment

Do not clean the coupling ball bar with

a steam-jet or high-pressure jet




Vehicle care

Interior care

Interior and upholstery

Only clean the vehicle interior,

including the instrument panel fascia

and panelling, with a dry cloth or

interior cleaner.
Clean the leather upholstery with

clear water and a soft cloth. In case of

heavy soiling, use leather care.
The instrument cluster and the

displays should only be cleaned using

a soft damp cloth. If necessary, use a

weak soap solution.
Clean fabric upholstery with a

vacuum cleaner and brush. Remove

stains with an upholstery cleaner.
Clothing fabrics may not be

colourfast. This could cause visible

discolourations, especially on light-

coloured upholstery. Removable

stains and discolourations should be

cleaned as soon as possible.
Clean seat belts with lukewarm water

or interior cleaner.


Close Velcro fasteners as open

Velcro fasteners on clothing could

damage seat upholstery.
The same applies to clothing with

sharp-edged objects, like zips or

belts or studded jeans.

Plastic and rubber parts

Plastic and rubber parts can be

cleaned with the same cleaner as

used to clean the body. Use interior

cleaner if necessary. Do not use any

other agent. Avoid solvents and petrol

in particular. Do not use high-

pressure jet cleaners.


Service and maintenance


Service and


General information ................... 177

Service information .................. 177

Recommended fluids, lubricants

and parts .................................... 178

Recommended fluids and

lubricants ................................ 178

General information

Service information

In order to ensure economical and

safe vehicle operation and to

maintain the value of your vehicle, it

is of vital importance that all

maintenance work is carried out at the

proper intervals as specified.
The detailed, up-to-date service

schedule for your vehicle is available

at the workshop.
Service display 3 79.
Engine identification 3 181.

European service intervals

Petrol and CNG engines

Maintenance of your vehicle is

required every 30,000 km or

two years, whichever occurs first.

Diesel engines

Maintenance of your vehicle is

required every 35,000 km or

two years, whichever occurs first,

unless otherwise indicated in the

Driver Information Centre 3 91.

A shorter service interval can be valid

for severe driving behaviour, e.g. for

taxis and police vehicles.
Service display 3 79.

International service intervals

Maintenance of your vehicle is

required every 20,000 km or after

one year, whichever occurs first,

unless otherwise indicated by the

service display.
The international service intervals are

valid for:
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-

Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia,

Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia,

Severe operating conditions exist if

one or more of the following

circumstances occur frequently: Cold

starting, stop and go operation, trailer

operation, mountain driving, driving

on poor and sandy road surfaces,

increased air pollution, presence of

airborne sand and high dust content,

driving at high altitude and large

variations of temperature. Under

these severe operating conditions,



Service and maintenance

certain service work may be required

more frequently than the regular

service interval.
Service display 3 79.


Confirmation of service is recorded in

the Service and warranty booklet.

The date and mileage is completed

with the stamp and signature of the

servicing workshop.
Make sure that the Service and

warranty booklet is completed

correctly as continuous proof of

service is essential if any warranty or

goodwill claims are to be met, and is

also a benefit when selling the


Service interval with remaining

engine oil life duration

The service interval is based on

several parameters depending on

When the engine oil requires

changing, control indicator I will

flash in the instrument cluster 3 89.

Depending on version, a message

may also appear in the Driver

Information Centre 3 91.
Service display 3 79.

Recommended fluids,

lubricants and parts

Recommended fluids and


Only use products that meet the

recommended specifications.

9 Warning

Operating materials are

hazardous and could be

poisonous. Handle with care. Pay

attention to information given on

the containers.

Engine oil

Engine oil is identified by its quality

and its viscosity. Quality is more

important than viscosity when

selecting which engine oil to use. The

oil quality ensures e.g. engine

cleanliness, wear protection and oil

ageing control, whereas viscosity

grade gives information on the oil's

thickness over a temperature range.


Service and maintenance


Dexos is the newest engine oil quality

that provides optimum protection for

petrol and diesel engines. If it is

unavailable, engine oils of other listed

qualities must be used.

Recommendations for petrol engines

are also valid for Compressed Natural

Gas (CNG) fuelled engines.
Select the appropriate engine oil

based on its quality and on the

minimum ambient temperature



Topping up engine oil


In case of any spilled oil, wipe it up

and dispose it properly.

Engine oils of different manufacturers

and brands can be mixed as long as

they comply with the required engine

oil quality and viscosity.
Use of engine oil with only

ACEA A1/B1 or only A5/B5 quality is

prohibited, since it can cause long-

term engine damage under certain

operating conditions.

Select the appropriate engine oil

based on its quality and on the

minimum ambient temperature



Additional engine oil additives

The use of additional engine oil

additives could cause damage and

invalidate the warranty.

Engine oil viscosity

The SAE viscosity grade gives

information on the thickness of the oil.
Multigrade oil is indicated by two

figures, e.g. SAE 5W-30. The first

figure, followed by a W, indicates the

low temperature viscosity and the

second figure the high temperature

Select the appropriate viscosity grade

depending on the minimum ambient

temperature 3 182.
All of the recommended viscosity

grades are suitable for high ambient


Coolant and antifreeze

Use only antifreeze approved for the

vehicle. Consult a workshop.

The system is factory filled with

coolant designed for excellent

corrosion protection and frost

protection down to approx. -28 °C. In

regions with very low temperatures,

the factory filled coolant provides frost

protection down to approx. -37 °C.

This concentration should be

maintained all year round.
The use of additional coolant

additives that intend to give additional

corrosion protection or seal against

minor leaks can cause function

problems. Liability for consequences

resulting from the use of additional

coolant additives will be rejected.

Washer fluid

Use only washer fluid approved for

the vehicle to prevent damage of

wiper blades, paintwork, plastic and

rubber parts. Consult a workshop.

Brake and clutch fluid

Over time, brake fluid absorbs

moisture which will reduce braking

effectiveness. The brake fluid should

therefore be replaced at the specified




Technical data

Technical data

Vehicle identification .................. 180

Vehicle Identification Number .. 180

Identification plate ................... 181

Engine identification ................ 181

Vehicle data ............................... 182

Recommended fluids and

lubricants ................................ 182

Engine data ............................. 183

Performance ............................ 186

Vehicle weight ......................... 187

Vehicle dimensions ................. 188

Capacities ................................ 190

Tyre pressures ........................ 191

Vehicle identification

Vehicle Identification


The Vehicle Identification Number is

visible through the windscreen.

The Vehicle Identification Number is

also found in the front foot well, on the

right-hand side of the vehicle, behind

a cover.


Technical data


Identification plate

The identification plate is located in

the door frame.

Information on identification label:
1 : vehicle identification number

2 : permissible gross vehicle weight

rating in kg

3 : permissible gross train weight

in kg

4 : maximum permissible front axle

load in kg

5 : maximum permissible rear axle

load in kg

6 : engine type


The identification plate on your

vehicle may differ from the

illustration shown.

The combined total of front and rear

axle loads must not exceed the

permissible gross vehicle weight. For

example, if the front axle is bearing its

maximum permissible load, the rear

axle can only bear a load that is equal

to the gross vehicle weight minus the

front axle load.
The technical data is determined in

accordance with European

Community standards. We reserve

the right to make modifications.

Specifications in the vehicle

documents always have priority over

those given in this manual.

Engine identification

The engine number is stamped on the

engine block.
The technical data tables show the

engine identifier code.
Engine data 3 183.
To identify the respective engine,

refer to the engine power in the EEC

Certificate of Conformity provided

with your vehicle or other national

registration documents.









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