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Old 12th April 2012, 16:40   #2611
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@crazybiker46: Have you considered getting internal antenna? I was quoted 300rs includding fitting for internal antenna here in Pune. Should be at similar cost at your place.
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Old 13th April 2012, 07:57   #2612
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Update on my FE-
90% city, 10% highway, 60% A.C
11.4 kmpl, pretty happy
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Old 13th April 2012, 12:32   #2613
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^^^ I think the wide tyres had taken 1.5 to 2 kmpl from your black beauty.

By the way, what was your FE prior to the tyre upgrade?
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Old 13th April 2012, 14:24   #2614
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^^^ I think the wide tyres had taken 1.5 to 2 kmpl from your black beauty.

By the way, what was your FE prior to the tyre upgrade?
Not really, strangely enough this is the best FE I have got since the last two fillings which were 10.5 and 10.9

My driving conditions are pretty horrible (half of it is- 12 kms takes between 45-75 mins, 100% AC).

Out of the 360 kms I ran this time, only 100 odd were on the wider tyres, so next times FE will be a better indication. But regardless of how much the tyres drop my FE, the increased confidence is worth it!
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How will that help for the noise related to the A.C?
But, thanks for reminding me about getting my hatch lock knocked!

BTW folks, got my tyres upgraded to Yoko A-Drive 175/65-R14 today. If interested please read about it here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2742069 (Beat It...no, not the Michael Jackson way! (Chevrolet Beat))
This issue most likely occurs due to resonance of some sort and many factors, including the hatch lock are triggering factors

Update on my FE.
At my last filling yesterday, the mileage comes to around 13.5. 60% A/C usage(blame the unusual heat in bangalore) 95 % City use and 5% highway use.

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My driving conditions are pretty horrible (half of it is- 12 kms takes between 45-75 mins, 100% AC).
Ok, so the said 12kms are severe b2b (I guess). Why don't you switch-off the AC-chill (say 60%) of that time and just run with the blower only mode.

What tyre pressure are you maintaining?

I am ok with stock tyre and maintains 36psi for my everyday city/office trip. (Known road and pretty smooth too) Else occasional highway runs are with 34psi. People may consider it as high tyre pressure but I am using it from day 1 (now 23 months and 16000kms clocked)

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This issue most likely occurs due to resonance of some sort and many factors, including the hatch lock are triggering factors

Update on my FE.
At my last filling yesterday, the mileage comes to around 13.5. 60% A/C usage(blame the unusual heat in bangalore) 95 % City use and 5% highway use.
Ohk, resonance, yes!

Thats pretty decent FE for very similar usage conditions as mine. What is the traffic like in your commute?

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Ok, so the said 12kms are severe b2b (I guess). Why don't you switch-off the AC-chill (say 60%) of that time and just run with the blower only mode.

What tyre pressure are you maintaining?

I am ok with stock tyre and maintains 36psi for my everyday city/office trip. (Known road and pretty smooth too) Else occasional highway runs are with 34psi. People may consider it as high tyre pressure but I am using it from day 1 (now 23 months and 16000kms clocked)

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Well I actually use the A.C like 60% of my overall total commute. The said B2B is severe and is my return journey from Office to Home. While in this traffic, I tend to switch it off once in a while (so its like 90% not 100% as I said), sometimes when I start feeling cold or I want an extra burst of power. I often switch of my engine at traffic stops rather than keeping idle and A.C on unnecessarily.

I was maintaining 34 for City, I dont go on the highway much. On my new tyres 32 has been put which Ill increase to 34 in my next filling. How the ride on 36? A bit hard?

By tyres upgrade I was actually saying in terms of improvement in handling, ride, grip and braking (at higher speeds). Cross 50 and you feel like you are driving a bigger car which will turn exactly where you want it to. The improved confidence in the Beat roads manners are quite worth the sacrifice in FE (if any).

16000kms! great Ill be touching 3k tomorrow, haha.

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I was maintaining 34 for City, I dont go on the highway much. On my new tyres 32 has been put which Ill increase to 34 in my next filling. How the ride on 36? A bit hard?
Ride is not that hard. As said, 90% of all my ride (roads) are good and smooth. Rest I don't crash into bumps and potholes. I am always a relaxed driver. That said I like little stiffer ride. It is something like go-cart style. That ways I enjoy more on my FIL's Figo. But on overall feel and ride, I like my Beaty

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This is because you / wash person is using hard water to wash the car. Either use shampoo or some other way to 'soften' the water. More importantly, don't use the groundwell or boring water to wash the car. This is causing the whitening blacks.

The problem can be cured by applying Glycerine + water (10-20 ml of glycerine in a jug of water) on the black parts. They will regain their glory!
Tried glycerine....did not work :(
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Tried glycerine....did not work :(
If the rubbers are already white(ish) then it will take some time and some repeat coats to regain their blackness. You can try the same formula on any two wheeler black part (rubbery, not painted) too.

A faster procedure will be to use shoe polish (seriously).
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Can we get miniature Beat car? I would love to keep one on desk Though this is unrelated to the thread, but still I thought better a post than a whole new thread for a toy!
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Can we get miniature Beat car? I would love to keep one on desk Though this is unrelated to the thread, but still I thought better a post than a whole new thread for a toy!
Haha, I also plan to get one. You can get the model of 'skids' the transformer character, not sure where we can get it, probably landmark (no idea about Thane though).
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Can we get miniature Beat car? I would love to keep one on desk
I was hunting for the same and all i could get was the transformer model from Landmark.
Its no where even close to a proper scale model.

Meanwhile this is another link i found
3000toys.com: Looking for a Spark?
Not sure if this link is trustworth enough to place an order.
But the model looks better than the transformer thing and is claimed to be 1:24
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I had bought one from landmark

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2148071 (Review: My new Chevrolet Beat)
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Update on my FE,
75% city, 25% highway (revs uptill 4-5k sometimes)
367 kms, 30.07ltrs equating to 12.2 km/ltr
However, I filled in when 2 bars were remaining (without the yellow light switching on). And surprisingly my car gulped up more than 30 ltrs (normally when the light switches on it takes in 29 ltrs only).
Hence I suspect an error with the auto-stop filler in the petrol pump. As per my experience of refueling my Beat since the start, it should have taken in around 28-29 ltrs only..which should have given me a FE of almost 13.

I plan to try the method mentioned by Thoma a few pages back sometime.

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