Opel Vectra B

since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation



Vektr B. Opel
- 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
   1.2. Combination of devices
   1.3. Control bulbs
   1.4. Counter of the passable way and hours
   1.5. Triple-Info-display
   1.6. Multi-Info-display
   1.7. The Multi-Info-display - Check-control
   1.8. The Multi-Info-display - the Board computer
   1.9. Heating and ventilation system
   1.10. Conditioner
   1.11. Heating
   1.12. Electronic climate control
   1.13. TC system
   1.14. Cruise control
   1.15. Catalyst
   1.16. Signaling device of electronic system of the engine
   1.17. System of production of the fulfilled gases
   1.18. Automatic transmission
   1.19. Instructions on driving
   1.20. Economy of fuel
   1.21. Fuel grade
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions





1.19. Instructions on driving

GENERAL INFORMATION

Never move nakaty with the idle engine. Many units thus do not work (for example, signaling devices, the amplifier of a brake drive, the amplifier of the steering mechanism, system of airbags of safety). You endanger yourselves and other participants of movement.

Amplifier of a brake drive

At the idle engine the amplifier of a brake drive stops the action after 2 - x – 3-fold pressing a brake pedal. Thus brake action does not decrease, however, the bigger effort is required by pressing a brake pedal.

The steering mechanism with the amplifier

If the amplifier of a steering drive refuses, for example, during towage with the idle engine, the car continues to be operated the application of big efforts, however, is demanded.

Movement in mountain conditions, trailer towage

The fan of system of cooling – electrodriving. Therefore, its efficiency does not depend on frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine. At high frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine a lot of heat is allocated, at low – respectively it is less.

Therefore when overcoming liftings not to switch to lower transfer until the car in a condition quietly to master lifting on higher transfer.

Diesel engine: on liftings with a bias in 10 % and more not to exceed speed of movement on the 1st transfer – 30 km/h, on the 2nd – 50 km/h.

Movement with load of a roof

Not to exceed a permissible load on a roof. For safety reasons evenly to distribute and reliably to fix cargo fixing belts. To finish pressure in tires to the value specified for full loading. Not to exceed speed of 120 km/h. More often to check and tighten fastening.

Engine stop

At very high temperature of cooling liquid, for example, after driving in mountain conditions: let's to the engine work on idling about 2 minutes that there was no stagnation of heat.

After an engine stop the fan of the engine can continue some time the work for cooling of knots of the engine.

Mode of compulsory idling

During a mode of compulsory idling supply of fuel is automatically disconnected, for example, during driving under a bias or when braking. During a mode of compulsory idling not to "increase speed" and not to switch off coupling that the system of shutdown of supply of fuel worked.

Frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine

In all road conditions to operate the car in an optimum range of frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine.

Engine warming up

To warm up the engine at car movement, instead of on idling. Not „to give full gas", not to be established yet working temperature.
After start-up of the cold engine the automatic transmission is switched to higher transfers only at bigger frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine. Thus, the catalyst quickly heats up to the temperature demanded for optimum process of reduction of harmful substances.

Timely gear shifting

On idling and the lowest transfers do not lead up frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine to too high values. Too high speed on separate transfers or steps, and also driving with frequent stops increase wear of knots of the car and fuel consumption.

Switching on the lowest transfer

At decrease in speed to switch to lower transfer, not to revolve coupling at the increased frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine. It is especially important during movement in mountain conditions.

Coupling

To press a coupling pedal at full capacity, to prevent difficulties at gear shifting and not to damage a transmission. Around pedals there should be no rugs.
Do not use a coupling pedal in the course of driving as a support for a foot, the accelerated wear of disks of coupling otherwise is possible.

Safety of the storage battery

During driving on small speed or stops, for example, at movement in the city, during short-term trips and stoppages, whenever possible to disconnect consumers of the electric power (glass heating, additional headlights etc.).

At start-up of the engine to switch off coupling to avoid resistance of idling of a transmission, to unload a starter and the storage battery.