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Old 26th May 2012, 15:27   #2716
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Quick update on my FE, not checked properly however I approximately got 10.5kmpl this time around. 100% city, heavy traffic 60% of times as usual but greater use of AC.

With the Petrol hike its time to revert back to the boring 2-2.5k shifting style of driving. Hopefully I see an increase in my FE as well

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Old 27th May 2012, 12:22   #2717
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The cops have started cracking down on sun films here at Chennai!
Got fined Rs100.
Looks like its time to have them removed.
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Old 30th May 2012, 08:18   #2718
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The cops have started cracking down on sun films here at Chennai!
Got fined Rs100.
Looks like its time to have them removed.
So did you finally get them removed?

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found the weirdest problem with my Beat, or maybe I was hallucinating-

Yesterday, I was at a traffic light on idle, RPM on 3 bars, and while chatting with my co-passenger I just randomly turned my steering left to right and right to left (yes like a small kid who only wishes he could drive a real car). I felt a small vibration and when I looked at my RPM meter it had increased by one bar and come back down to 3!!

I tried it at the next traffic light and this did not happen. Haven't tried it after that.

Any clues? Is my steering wheel secretly connected to my throttle?
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So did you finally get them removed?

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found the weirdest problem with my Beat, or maybe I was hallucinating...
Haven't it them removed it. Will do it over the weekend.
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About the rpm raising with steering input at idle, I guess it's not a problem.
Turning the steering lock to lock when stationary would cause load on the power steering pump.
When the engine is not able to support this additional load at idling rpm, the ECU must ve raised the rpm a little. Presume even the AC was ON at that time.
This is normal.
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Yesterday, I was at a traffic light on idle, RPM on 3 bars, and while chatting with my co-passenger I just randomly turned my steering left to right and right to left (yes like a small kid who only wishes he could drive a real car). I felt a small vibration and when I looked at my RPM meter it had increased by one bar and come back down to 3!!
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About the rpm raising with steering input at idle, I guess it's not a problem.
Turning the steering lock to lock when stationary would cause load on the power steering pump.
When the engine is not able to support this additional load at idling rpm, the ECU must ve raised the rpm a little. Presume even the AC was ON at that time.
This is normal.
@superutp, Auto Freak is correct. When the engine is at idle state, the ECU will adjust fuel air ratio such that there is just about enough torque for AC ( if its ON ) and idling. But when additional load comes in, ECU has to readjust the air fuel ratio and raise rpm for additional torque. This is quite normal. You will see this also when you have the car idling, and you give inputs like starting headlights and operating two power windows at the same time, etc. This is nothing new, nothing to worry about. When you stop at red light, and then suddenly you give input, the rpm might not raise as the ECU has not adjusted the Air fuel ratio, but if you try after 10 secs or so, the rpm might go up as ECU has made adjustments. ECU will take many parameters under consideration before coming to optimum air fuel ratio for a specific rpm. Just enjoy the car Superutp, its all fine.

Enjoy your beat, I am off late becoming a fan of the car as it has got very good NVH and solid feel which higher priced cars like i10 just can dream of.
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Just enjoy the car Superutp, its all fine.

Enjoy your beat, I am off late becoming a fan of the car as it has got very good NVH and solid feel which higher priced cars like i10 just can dream of.
Thanks autofreak & aaggoswami, I get the reasoning behind this now

Need to enjoy my car more instead of nitpicking for every small to insignificant things.

@aaggoswami: completely agree with the thing about the NVH & solid feel. Also worth a mention again is the excellent ride quality for being a tiny lilttle car.
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Welcome to the forum mate! Great to see more and more people 'modding' their Beats.

'Love at First sight'- I know exactly what you mean, my mind was decided even before I considered buying it.

Waiting for your 15k thread and then will ask you questions about your Beat.
Hi chk my 16000 km report http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...petrol-ps.html
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Approximate calculations on my FE with a highly subdued driving style (shift at 2-2.5k and no more)- close to 12kmpl which I feel is pretty decent considering the traffic conditions I encounter. I was getting 10.2-10.9 earlier with a more aggressive driving style.

Going for my first real highway journey tomorrow with my Beat and I can't wait to see what FE I get.
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A post on FE on my beat after a longgg time, this time, its on the highways. This was a trip to bodi for a family function from thanjavur. I took the Thanjavur-Trichy-Madurai-Usilambatti-Theni-Bodi route, since the other route was not advised by my friend who did a trip to munnar from chennai last week and had to change his front 2 tyres with a reasonably new car ( the car had done only 13K kms before his trip and it was a cruze)

Well back to the FE part, I got an FE of 18.4 and speeds maintained between 80-100 and RPM between 2.5 and 3K. For people knowing about this route, it has a small ghat section between usilambatti and andipatti and there were 2 trips from theni to bodi which is not a ghat section but it has somewhat reasonable steep roads compared to city roads. The trip was 100% AC and fan was in 2 always and this was with 4 people onboard and 2 checkin baggage size suitcases in the boot. The only time we did not use AC was while coming back from bodi-theni during night, since the weather was so pleasant and windy and thought of enjoying the natural breeze and this is around 22kms drive. While returning back, I did a spirited drive by maintaining 110 and RPM in the range of 3.5K between madurai and thanjavur since we had to come back by 5 PM and then I got an FE of 18.2 and then thought, while doing onward trip too, I could have done the same thing

I was pretty happy with the FE. And regarding the last 4 bars in the fuel indicator, do not assume that the last 4 bars would cover the same distance in comparison to the initial full tank 4 bars. When I started from madurai, it had 4 bars and I thought I would cover the whole 160kms with that, since when the first bar went out from full tank, it had covered 80kms. So thought I would easily cover the distance or atleast will reach trichy (~120kms) with those 4 bars of petrol remaining, but I was wrong. The fuel indicator started blinking after 73kms, I knew that the last blink would take me to atleast 40kms since I have already tried it once, but this time being on highways, I could not think about it and with elders on board never take a chance. I was fortunate this time around to get a petrol pump just after 10kms of the indicator blinking, else I could not imagine the beatings I would have got since everyone except me told to fill petrol from madurai and I did not listen to them

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Jeganatu, thanks for sharing this thread and I remember seeing your car somwehere while I was on my way to Theni. If my memories are right, I saw it somewhere in madurai on some shopping street where there were no tar roads but, cement blocks are that is usually used in parks or in parking places or did I see your car in Theni? I do not have a clue now. I did not recognize it at that time, but after seeing your ownership review, I remember it now. Were you there sometime around 12.30PM on thursday?
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Jeganatu, thanks for sharing this thread and I remember seeing your car somwehere while I was on my way to Theni. If my memories are right, I saw it somewhere in madurai on some shopping street where there were no tar roads but, cement blocks are that is usually used in parks or in parking places or did I see your car in Theni? I do not have a clue now. I did not recognize it at that time, but after seeing your ownership review, I remember it now. Were you there sometime around 12.30PM on thursday?
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Yeah, My bro was heading to cumbam for a marriage function and while returning on Thursday noon he had some business works to finish up in Theni. And tell me how did you searched me in this ocean and asked whether it was me in theni! That was a freak find! May be you could have spotted in the Mdu-theni main shopping streets. Btw is your car a petrol mill? If so 18+ on Hw with 100% ac is bonus~ ! Enjoy! And always refuel asap once u get the blinkers. If if don not find a fuel station soon enough you will be ending up dry and fuel injectors may take a spin with no fuel.

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Yeah, My bro was heading to cumbam for a marriage function and while returning on Thursday noon he had some business works to finish up in Theni. And tell me how did you searched me in this ocean and asked whether it was me in theni! That was a freak find! May be you could have spotted in the Mdu-theni main shopping streets. Btw is your car a petrol mill? If so 18+ on Hw with 100% ac is bonus~ ! Enjoy! And always refuel asap once u get the blinkers. If if don not find a fuel station soon enough you will be ending up dry and fuel injectors may take a spin with no fuel.
Well it was easy to spot your car with the biggggg GTR styled spoiler Mine is a 2010 model, so its a petrol vehicle. Yes you are right about the fuel refuelling, but this time it was not intended..
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A video detailing my Chevy Beat
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Old 5th June 2012, 10:05   #2729
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Going to go for my 5k/6months this week. Anything I need to keep in mind about? Whats the cost I am looking at?
I have to get the issue with my Fuel pump sound sorted out which I assume will be under warranty.
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Nothing much. Ensure they clean a/c pollen filter, which many a times they neglect.
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