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


1.20. Fuel economy


Warming up of the engine

 "Full gas" or warming up of the engine idling promote the increased wear of the engine and increase in fuel consumption.

 After start of the engine to start at once. To warm up the engine at average frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine.

Uniform speed

The turbulent character of driving promotes significant increase in fuel consumption.

Avoid unnecessary processes of acceleration and braking.

As often as possible you go by the last transfer, during the movement in the city often already at a speed of 50 km/h it is possible to include the 4th transfer.

At a speed from 50 to 80 km/h the expense on the 4th transfer is about 25% less than fuel, than on the 3rd.

At a speed from 70 to 90 km/h the expense on the 5th transfer is about 15% less than fuel, than on the 4th.

Switch to the following transfer as soon as possible, and on lower only when there is no faultless course of the engine any more.


The engine consumes fuel and when idling.

Already during stops the engine makes sense to stop more than 1 minute. Five minutes of operation of the engine on idling correspond to one kilometer of a way.

Mode of compulsory idling

During the mode of compulsory idling fuel supply is automatically turned off, e.g., during the movement under a bias or when braking.

During this mode not to "increase speed" and not to switch off coupling that the system of shutdown of supply of fuel for reduction of fuel consumption worked.

In due time switch transfers

High values of frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine increase wear of knots of the car and fuel consumption.

You do not bring rotation frequency to high values. Too high speed on separate transfers or steps increase wear of knots of the car and fuel consumption.

Management according to indications of a tachometer helps to save fuel. Try to drive on each transfer the car with small frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine (a comment between 2000i 3000 rpm) and with a uniform speed.

High speed

The speed of the movement is higher, the fuel consumption is higher. At the movement "on full gas" you spend a lot of fuel.

The insignificant otpuskaniye of a pedal of an accelerator leads to considerable economy of fuel without considerable reduction of speed.
If you speed, equal only 3/4 maximum, then you save, without considerable losses in time, up to 50% of fuel.

Air pressure in tires

Air pressure in tires specifies norms because of increase in resistance of swing to increase in costs of increase in fuel consumption and on the increased wear of tires below.

Additional consumers

Inclusion of additional consumers of power increases fuel consumption.

It is necessary to disconnect additional consumers (the conditioner, the warmed back glass, additional headlights, etc.) if their work is not required.

Automatic transmission

"Full gas", кикдаун, the choice of the sports mode and excessive manual switching of steps lead to sharp increase in fuel consumption.

After the choice the D transmission works in economy mode. It is practically possible to go by a step of D always, by smooth pressing a pedal of an accelerator there is an early switching to transfers to an economical expense.

Luggage carrier on a roof, holders for skis

Luggage carrier on a roof, holders for skis can increase fuel consumption approximately on 1 l / 100 km at the expense of the raised air resistance.

It is recommended to remove them if they are not used.