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3. Current leaving and service

By drawing up this chapter it was focused on helping the amateur mechanic to support the car in a condition of maximum efficiency of operational parameters, profitability, safety and reliability. Further the reader will find the full schedule of procedures of routine maintenance of the car, and also the sections devoted to the description of service of its separate systems in the head. In sections descriptions of visual checks, adjustments, replacements of components and other useful tips are stated. Illustrations with types of a motive compartment will help to define location of separate components (see the Section Schedule of Routine Maintenance). Having studied the kilometrazhno-time schedule and recommendations given below, the reader will receive the accurate action program capable to provide long and reliable service of the car. Remember that implementation only of separate points of the stated plan with neglect by others is not capable to give the expected result.

Current leaving

In the course of service of the car the reader will be convinced soon of what many procedures is possible (and it is necessary) to combine in view of similarity of actions for their performance. For example, if the car is raised above the ground for chassis lubricant, it makes sense to make at the same time checks of a condition of components of systems of production of the fulfilled gases, suspension brackets, steering and supply of fuel. If wheels are removed for carrying out other works, it is reasonable to estimate degree of wear of brake mechanisms at the same time. And at last, rent of the special tool does not make sense for implementation only of any one procedure: if there was a need for application of a dynamometer key for tightening, for example, of spark plugs, worthwhile will be at one to check efforts of tightening as it is possible the bigger number of available fixture which efforts of tightening are among critical parameters.

The first step in implementation of the program of maintenance of the car is self-preparation. Attentively study materials of all Sections relating to the forthcoming procedures then prepare all necessary materials, the equipment and tools. If you are afraid to face problems when performing any concrete works, consult on HUNDRED or with the person who was already performing this work.

At each service of the car on HUNDRED, by means of the device reading of codes of malfunctions of electronic monitors of the engine, ABS, SRS and anticreeping system is made for poll of memory of malfunctions, - try to visit company car repair shops from time to time. At the same time it is necessary to remember that some malfunctions, for example the failed sensors of a control system of the engine, do not lead to noticeable decrease in characteristics of the car. Monitors have the mode of emergency functioning or work at the average values brought in memory that often cannot be revealed by the driver independently. Poll of memory of malfunctions is carried out via the special diagnostic DLC socket.

Service of the car has to be made strictly according to requirements of the Schedule of maintenance given below (see the Section Schedule of Routine Maintenance).