Opel Vectra B

Since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel of Vektra
- 1.1. Controls and control devices
   1.2. A combination of devices
   1.3. Control bulbs
   1.4. The counter of the passed way and hours
   1.5. The Triple-Info-display
   1.6. The Multi-Info-display
   1.7. The Multi-Info-display - Check-control
   1.8. The Multi-Info-display - the Onboard computer
   1.9. Heating and ventilation system
   1.10. The conditioner
   1.11. Heating
   1.12. The electronic climate control
   1.13. System TC
   1.14. Cruise-control
   1.15. The catalyst
   1.16. A signalling device of electronic system of the engine
   1.17. System of release of the fulfilled gases
   1.18. An automatic transmission
   1.19. Instructions on driving
   1.20. Economy of fuel
   1.21. A fuel grade
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. A running gear
+ 10. A body
+ 11. An electric equipment
+ 12. The basic malfunctions

1.19. Instructions on driving

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

The amplifier of a brake drive

At the idle engine the amplifier of a brake drive stops the action after 2-2-2-fold pressing a brake pedal. Thus brake action does not decrease, however, it is required большее effort 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 appendix of the big efforts, however, is required.

Movement in mountain conditions, trailer towage

The fan of system of cooling – электроприводной. Hence, 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 heat is allocated a lot of, at low – accordingly it is less.

Therefore at overcoming of liftings not to switch to lower transfer until the car in a condition easy to master lifting on higher transfer.

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

Movement with loading on a roof

Not to exceed a safe load on a roof. For safety reasons in regular intervals to distribute and reliably to fix cargo fixing belts. To finish pressure in tyres 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 heat of a cooling liquid, for example, after driving in mountain conditions: to allow to the engine to work on idling about 2 minutes that not was stagnation of heat.

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

Mode of compulsory idling

During a mode of compulsory idling fuel giving is automatically disconnected, for example, during driving under a bias or at braking. During a mode of compulsory idling "not increase speed" and not to switch off coupling that the system of switching-off of giving of fuel has 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 большей to frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine. Thus, the catalyst quickly heats up to the temperature demanded for optimum process reduction of harmful substances.

Timely gear change

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 deterioration of knots of the car and the fuel expense.

Switching on the lowest transfer

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


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

Safety of the storage battery

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

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