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Opel Insignia (2019 year). Manual - part 19

 

 

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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 battery.

● Use a booster battery with the

same voltage (12 Volts). Its

capacity (Ah) must not be much

less than that of the discharged

vehicle battery.

● Use jump leads with insulated

terminals and a cross section of

at least 16 mm

2

 (25 mm

2

 for

diesel engines).

● Do not disconnect the discharged

vehicle 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

lead.

● The vehicles must not come into

contact with each other during

the jump starting process.

● Apply the parking brake,

transmission in neutral,

automatic transmission in P.

Open the positive terminal protection

caps of both vehicle batteries.
Lead connection order:

1. Connect the red lead to the

positive terminal of the booster

battery.

2. Connect the other end of the red

lead to the positive terminal of the

discharged battery.

3. Connect the black lead to the

negative terminal of the booster

battery.

4. Connect the other end of the black

lead to a vehicle grounding point

of your vehicle in the engine

compartment.

Route the leads so that they cannot

catch on rotating parts in the engine

compartment.
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.

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.

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Towing

Towing the vehicle

Wrap a cloth around the tip of a flat

screwdriver to prevent paint damage.

Insert the screwdriver in the slot at the

edge of the cap. Release the cap by

levering it out carefully.
The towing eye is stowed with the

vehicle tools 3 277.

Screw in the towing eye as far as it will

go until it stops in a horizontal

position.
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

wiper.

Caution

Deactivate the driver assistance

systems like active emergency

braking 3 220, otherwise the

vehicle may automatically brake

during towing.

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

Caution

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.
To prevent the entry of exhaust gases

from the towing vehicle, switch on the

air recirculation and close the

windows.
Vehicles with manual transmission

and All-wheel drive: If the vehicle is

towed with all four wheels on the

ground then there are no technical

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Vehicle care

limitations for speed and distance. If

only one axle has been raised, the

maximum speed is 50 km/h. There is

no distance limitation.
Vehicles with automatic transmission

and All-wheel drive: The vehicle must

be towed facing forwards. If the

vehicle is towed with all four wheels

on the ground, the maximum speed is

50 km/h and for a maximum of

50 km. If the front axle has been

raised, the maximum speed is

50 km/h. There is no distance

limitation.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.
After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
Iinsert cap with the outer flange into

the recess and fix cap by pushing.

Towing another vehicle

Wrap a cloth around the tip of a flat

screwdriver to prevent paint damage.

Insert the screwdriver in the slot at the

edge of the cap. Release the cap by

levering it out carefully.
The towing eye is stowed with the

vehicle tools 3 277.

Screw in the towing eye as far as it will

go until it stops in a horizontal

position.
The lashing eye at the rear

underneath the vehicle must never be

used as a towing eye.
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 a

vehicle.

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Caution

Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.

Excessive tractive force can

damage the vehicle.

After towing, unscrew the towing eye.
Insert cap with the upper flange into

the recess and fix cap by pushing.

Appearance care

Exterior care

Locks

The locks are lubricated at the factory

using a high quality lock cylinder

grease. Use a 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

workshop.

Washing

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.
Bird droppings, dead insects, resin,

pollen and the like should be cleaned

off immediately, as they contain

aggressive constituents which can

cause paint damage.

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.
Wax painted parts of the vehicle

regularly.
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.

Caution

Always use a cleaning agent with

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

surfaces.

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Vehicle care

Do not clean the engine compartment

with a steam-jet or high-pressure jet

cleaner.
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.
Have the door hinges of all doors

greased by a workshop.
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

dry.

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

unnecessary.
Plastic body parts must not be treated

with wax or polishing agents.

Windows and windscreen wiper

blades

Switch off wipers before handling in

their areas.
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.
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

window.
Ice residues, pollution and continuous

wiping on dry windows will damage or

even destroy the wiper blades.

Sunroof

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 sunroof.

Wheels and tyres

Do not use high-pressure jet

cleaners.
Clean rims with a pH-neutral wheel

cleaner.
Rims are painted and can be treated

with the same agents as the body.

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299

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.

Underbody

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

necessary.
Bitumen/rubber materials could

damage the PVC coating. Have

underbody work carried out by a

workshop.
Before and after winter, wash the

underbody and have the protective

wax coating checked.

Liquid gas system

9 Danger

Liquid gas is heavier than air and

can collect in sink points.
Take care when performing work

at the underbody in a pit.

For painting work and when using a

drying booth at a temperature above

60 °C, the liquid gas tank must be

removed.
Do not make any modifications to the

liquid gas system.

Towing equipment

Do not clean the coupling ball bar with

a steam-jet or high-pressure jet

cleaner.

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.

Caution

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.

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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.

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Service and maintenance

301

Service and

maintenance

General information ................... 301

Service information .................. 301

Recommended fluids, lubricants

and parts .................................... 302

Recommended fluids and

lubricants ................................ 302

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 3 104.

European service intervals

Maintenance of your vehicle is

required every 30,000 km or after one

year, whichever occurs first.

Additional engine oil and filter change

is indicated by the engine oil life

system, when required earlier than

maintenance.
A shorter service interval can be valid

for severe driving behaviour, e.g. for

taxis and police vehicles.
The European service intervals are

valid for the following countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-

Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,

Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,

Greece, Greenland, Hungary,

Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Liechtenstein, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta,

Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands,

Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,

San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,

Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Service display 3 104.

International service intervals

Maintenance of your vehicle is

required every 15,000 km or after

1 year, whichever occurs first, unless

otherwise indicated in the service

display.
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,

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driving at high altitude and large

variations of temperature. Under

these severe operating conditions,

certain service work may be required

more frequently than the regular

service interval.
The international service intervals are

valid for the countries which are not

listed in the European service

intervals.
Service display 3 104.

Confirmations

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

vehicle.

Recommended fluids,

lubricants and parts

Recommended fluids and

lubricants

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

aging control, whereas viscosity

grade gives information on the oil's

thickness over a temperature range.

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), Liquified Petroleum Gas

(LPG) and Ethanol (E85) fuelled

engines.
Select the appropriate engine oil

based on its quality and on the

minimum ambient temperature

3

 306.

Topping up engine oil

Caution

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.

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303

Use of engine oils for all petrol

engines with only ACEA quality is

prohibited, since it can cause engine

damage under certain operating

conditions.
Select the appropriate engine oil

based on its quality and on the

minimum ambient temperature

3

 306.

Additional engine oil additives

The use of additional engine oil

additives could cause damage and

invalidate the warranty.

Engine oil viscosity grades

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

viscosity.
Select the appropriate viscosity grade

depending on the minimum ambient

temperature 3 306.

All of the recommended viscosity

grades are suitable for high ambient

temperatures.

Coolant and antifreeze

Use only organic acid type-long life

coolant (LLC) 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

cold 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

interval.

AdBlue

Only use AdBlue to reduce the

nitrogen oxides in the exhaust

emission 3 187.

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Technical data

Technical data

Vehicle identification .................. 304

Vehicle Identification Number .. 304

Identification plate ................... 304

Engine identification ................ 305

Vehicle data ............................... 306

Recommended fluids and

lubricants ................................ 306

Engine data ............................. 309

Performance ............................ 311

Vehicle weight ......................... 314

Vehicle dimensions ................. 317

Capacities ................................ 318

Tyre pressures ........................ 319

Towing hitch installation

dimensions ............................. 324

Vehicle identification

Vehicle Identification

Number

The Vehicle Identification Number is

visible through the windscreen.
The Vehicle Identification Number

may be stamped on the identification

plate and on the floor pan, under the

floor covering, visible under a cover,

or in the engine compartment on the

right body panel.

Identification plate

The identification label is located on

the front left or right door frame.

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305

Information on identification plate:
1 : manufacturer

2 : type approval number

3 : vehicle identification number

4 : permissible gross vehicle weight

rating in kg

5 : permissible gross train weight in

kg

6 : maximum permissible front axle

load in kg

7 : maximum permissible rear axle

load in kg

8 : vehicle-specific or country-

specific data, e.g. MY = model

year

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 technical data tables use the

engine identifier code. The engine

data table additionally shows the

engineering code. Engine data

3

 309.

To identify the respective engine,

refer to the EEC Certificate of

Conformity provided with your vehicle

or other national registration

documents.
The Certificate of Conformity shows

the engine identifier code, other

national publications may show the

engineering code. Check piston

displacement and engine power to

identify the respective engine.

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Technical data

Vehicle data

Recommended fluids and lubricants

European service schedule

Required engine oil quality

All countries with European service interval 3 301

Engine oil quality

Petrol engines

(including CNG, LPG, E85)

Diesel engines

dexos1 Gen2

dexos2

Diesel engines only: In case dexos quality is unavailable, you may use max. one litre engine oil quality ACEA C3 once

between each oil change.

Engine oil viscosity grades

All countries with European service interval 3 301

Ambient temperature

Petrol and diesel engines

down to -25 °C

SAE 0W-20 or SAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40

below -25 °C

SAE 0W-20 orSAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40

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International service schedule

Required engine oil quality

All countries with international service interval 3 301

Engine oil quality

Petrol engines

(including CNG, LPG, E85)

Diesel engines

dexos1 Gen2

dexos2

In case dexos quality is unavailable you may use the oil qualities listed below:

All countries with international service interval 3 301

Engine oil quality

Petrol engines

(including CNG, LPG, E85)

Diesel engines

ACEA A3/B4

ACEA C3

Engine oil viscosity grades

All countries with international service interval 3 301

Ambient temperature

Petrol and diesel engines

down to -25 °C

SAE 0W-20 orSAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40
SAE 5W-30 or SAE 5W-40

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Technical data

All countries with international service interval 3 301

below -25 °C

SAE 0W-20 orSAE 0W-30 or SAE 0W-40

down to -20 °C

SAE 10W-30

1)

 or SAE 10W-40

1)

1)

Permitted, but usage of oils with dexos quality is recommended.

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Engine data

Engine identifier code

B15XHL

B15XHT

D16SHT

Sales designation

1.5T

1.5T

1.6T

Engineering code

B15XHT

B15XHT

D16SHT

Piston displacement [cm

3

]

1490

1490

1598

Engine power [kW]

103

121

147

at rpm

5600

5600

5500

Torque [Nm]

250

250

280

at rpm

2000-4100

2000-4500

1650-4500

Fuel type

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Octane rating RON

2)

recommended

95

95

95

possible

98

98

98

possible

91

91

91

Additional fuel type

2)

A country-specific label at the fuel filler flap can supersede the engine-specific requirement.

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