VOLKSWAGEN GOLF IV

since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation



Foltsvagen Golf 4
- 1. Maintenance instruction
   - 1.1. Governing bodies, devices and equipment
      1.1.1. Control devices
      1.1.2. Control lamps
      1.1.3. The board computer with the multipurpose index
      1.1.4. Functioning control
      1.1.5. Violations of paramount importance (red pictograms)
      1.1.6. Violations of minor importance (yellow pictograms)
      1.1.7. Navigation system
      1.1.8. Keys
      + 1.1.9. Doors
      + 1.1.10. Central blocking of locks
      1.1.11. Security system of the alarm system
      1.1.12. Remote radio management of locks
      1.1.13. Unlocking and car locking
      + 1.1.14. Electrowindow regulators
      1.1.15. Elevating and movable panel of the hatch of a roof
      + 1.1.16. Switches and switches
      1.1.17. Podruleva switch of indexes of turn and light of headlights
      1.1.18. Internal lighting
      + 1.1.19. Screen wipers and stekloomyvatel
      1.1.20. Rear-view mirrors
      1.1.21. Heating of back glass
      1.1.22. Sun-protection peaks
      + 1.1.23. Forward seats
      1.1.24. Head restraints
      1.1.25. Armrests
      1.1.26. Heating of seats
      1.1.27. Adjustable steering column
      1.1.28. Fixing eyes
      1.1.29. Shelf of a luggage compartment
      1.1.30. Back many-placed seat
      1.1.31. Coasters
      1.1.32. Ashtrays
      + 1.1.33. Heating and ventilation
      1.1.34. Mechanical transmission
      + 1.1.35. Automatic transmission
      1.1.36. Parking brake
      + 1.1.37. Ignition lock
      + 1.1.38. Cruise control
      + 1.1.39. Inflatable safety cushions
      1.1.40. Fuelling
      + 1.1.41. Fuel
      + 1.1.42. Braking
      1.1.43. Protivobuksovochny system (EDS)
      1.1.44. Protivobuksovochny system with reduction of a torque (ASR)
      1.1.45. Amplifier of a wheel
      1.1.46. Cowl of a motor compartment
      + 1.1.47. Towing eyes
      1.1.48. Driving
   + 1.2. Weekly checks and service in a way
   + 1.3. Maintenance
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Exhaust system
+ 6. Ventilation and heating system
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets and power shafts
+ 10. Steering
+ 11. Wheels and tires
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment and electroschemes






1.1.48. Driving

GENERAL INFORMATION

Fuel consumption, load of environment, wear of the engine, brake mechanisms and tires depend on many factors.

Individual style of driving

Individual style of driving substantially defines expenses on operation of the car and size of toxic and noise load of environment.

He warm up the engine, being at a stop.

Process of warming up of the engine idling lasts very long, and wear of the engine and fuel consumption at warming up are especially great. Therefore at once after start of the engine begin movement, avoiding thus high turns of the engine.

Avoid car dispersal by full pressing an accelerator pedal.

By full pressing a pedal of an accelerator not only essentially fuel consumption increases, but also load of environment increases, and also wear of units and car knots is accelerated.

Do not move with unduly high turns of the engine – whenever possible pass to higher transfer earlier and subsequently only then be switched to lower transfer when the engine cannot exactly work further.

For example, fuel consumption on the 2nd transfer is twice higher than fuel consumption on the highest transfer. Besides, thanks to the reduced turns of the engine also the noise level also decreases.

Whenever possible do not move with the maximum speed.

Fuel consumption, the content of harmful substances in the fulfilled gases and noise level repeatedly increase at high speed of movement. If to move with the speed approximately equal to three quarters of the maximum speed, fuel consumption decreases approximately half. And the gain in time as practice shows, is very insignificant.

Move whenever possible evenly and try to foresee further development of a road situation.

Superfluous braking and accelerations which it would be possible to avoid, inevitably lead to big fuel consumption and raised load of environment.

Switch off the engine in those road situations when it is necessary to wait rather long time for possibility to continue movement.

Features of traffic conditions

Features of traffic conditions also, naturally, influence fuel consumption.

To the increased fuel consumption, for example, conduct:

 – high traffic density, especially in city conditions with a large number of traffic lights;
 – movement with frequent short-term parking that inevitably conducts to a large number of starts of the engine and its long work in not completely heated-up condition;
 – movement in a stopper on the lowest transfers, the compelled frequent change of number of turns of the engine in relation to the passable distance.

By careful planning of a route of a trip try to avoid whenever possible movement in adverse conditions: in a column, with frequent stops etc.

Certainly, fuel consumption depends as well on those factors which the driver cannot affect in any way. For example, quite normally that fuel consumption in the winter or in difficult traffic conditions (a bad condition of a paving, trailer towage, etc.) raises.

Preconditions of technical character

Preconditions of technical character to economical fuel consumption and profitability of operation of your car as a whole are put at plant. The special attention was given whenever possible to the minimum negative impact of the car on environment. That all numerous merits of your car in the best way to use now and to keep them on the future, it is necessary to follow the recommendations listed below.

Cars without catalytic converters in interests of protection of environment should be maintained also whenever possible on unleaded gasoline.

All provided works on maintenance of the car are necessary for carrying out in strict accordance with "The service book".

Regular service at the service enterprises guarantees Volkswagen not only constant working capacity and durability of your car, but also rather low operational costs, small load of environment.

Check pressure in tires once a month.

Because of the lowered pressure in tires resistance to a kacheniye of wheels raises. Thereof not only fuel consumption grows, but also wear of tires increases, road performance of the car worsens.

It is not necessary to carry constantly with itself unnecessary subjects in a luggage compartment of the car.

The size of weight of the car especially strongly influences fuel consumption in the conditions of the city movement, being characterized frequent accelerations.

At once remove a luggage carrier from a car roof if in it there is no more need.

It is necessary, because at high speed of movement the increased resistance of air conducts to considerable growth of fuel consumption.

Onboard consumers of the electric power include only when in it there is an urgent need.

Heating of back glass, additional headlights, the fan of system of ventilation and heating, climatic installation – all of them consume a big current. Because of raised load of the generator fuel consumption increases. Heating of back glass within ten hours leads, for example, to an expense of superfluous liter of fuel.

Constantly supervise fuel consumption.

At each fuelling it is necessary to count up specific fuel consumption. Thanks to it separate malfunctions in operation of units and knots of the car which conduct to the increased fuel consumption can be revealed at an early stage.

It is necessary to check oil level in the engine at each filling of the car by fuel.

The consumption of engine oil substantially depends on loading and frequency of rotation of the engine. It is defined as well by style of driving of the car and can reach 1 l/1000 of km.

Quite normally that the consumption of engine oil of the new engine after a certain run reaches the smallest value. Therefore it is finally possible to judge a consumption of engine oil after run about 5000 km.

It is equally fair both concerning fuel consumption, and concerning engine capacity.