Opel Vectra B

since 1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



Vektr's Opel of B
- 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
   1.2. Combination of devices
   1.3. Control bulbs
   1.4. The counter of the passable way and hours
   1.5. Triple - Info - the display
   1.6. Multi - Info - the display
   1.7. Multi - Info - the display - Check-control
   1.8. Multi - Info - the display - the On-board computer
   1.9. System of heating and ventilation
   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. Fuel economy
   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 a setup with the idle engine. Many units at the same time do not work (for example, signaling devices, the amplifier of the brake drive, the amplifier of the steering mechanism, system of airbags of safety). You endanger yourself and other participants of the movement.

Amplifier of the brake drive

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

The steering mechanism with the amplifier

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

The movement in mountain conditions, towage of the trailer

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

Therefore when overcoming rises not to switch to lower transfer until the car is able to master quietly rise on higher transfer.

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

The movement with load of a roof

Not to exceed a permissible load on a roof. For safety reasons evenly to distribute and to reliably fix freight fixing belts. To bring pressure in tires to the value specified for full loading. Not to exceed the 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: to allow the engine to 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 the mode of compulsory idling fuel supply is automatically turned off, for example, during driving under a bias or when braking. During the 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 drive the car in the optimum range of frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine.

Warming up of the engine

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

Timely gear shifting

On idling and the lowest transfers you do not bring the 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 to the lowest transfer

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

Coupling

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

Safety of the rechargeable battery

During driving at a small speed or stops, for example, at the 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 launch of the engine to switch off coupling to avoid resistance of idling of the transmission, to unload a starter and the rechargeable battery.