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Old 8th July 2013, 16:01   #3121
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yeah, even i was at first. But when i checked the replaced parts, i could see 4 spark plugs. Hence i assumed. I could be wrong though.

EDIT: Just googled this, "In general, cars have a spark plug for every cylinder in the engine"
Ohh yes, very true !! Even I googled Wiki Answers and they too say that one spark plug each cylinder. Some performance cars have 2 spark plugs per cylinder.

Waiting eagerly for your review of the 3 years service, specifically the break up of costs.

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Finally, the Beat gets what was badly needed, viz. driver's seat height adjustment, across all the fuel options it offers ( variant dependent)
Heard from the local dealer that they removed auto A/C option in LT models to accomodate height adjustment
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The amount is quite correct. I paid INR 7010 for my 3rd year 28000 kms service.
Thanks for the responses guys. My car was delivered back yesterday itself - and the bill came to exactly Rs 7100 including 100 Rs tip for the pickup/drop driver.

And yes, the bill looks similar to what you've mentioned - 4 spark plugs, oil, etc etc.
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Heard from the local dealer that they removed auto A/C option in LT models to accomodate height adjustment
Auto AC is available only in Beat Diesel LT.
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I think amaron site is down, try after some time to select the right battery
http://www.amaron.in/choosebattery.php

How old is your car? Mine is 3.5yr old (2010 '02) model still going strong with upgraded 100/90W HLs, 4Ch Amp with Sub Woofer.

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Thanks for the screenshot sajjt.
I changed to an Exide battery. The stock was Exide too.

Apparently, the battery in the Beat is only fit in the Beat, U-VA and Sail models. No other models by any of the other manufacturers. So this could be a reason for it being slightly more expensive.

Mine is also about 3.5 years old. The battery was dying out, and I had to head out for a trip to Agra, so decided the to change it. Otherwise, the old one might have held on for another month or so.

I have a similar audio & headlight power consumption level.

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Auto AC is available only in Beat Diesel LT.
Hi Topolino,
I happened to see the latest BEAT diesel LT and it has silver lined interiors with manual AC and driver seat adjuster. The auto AC I heard is now not available.
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Yes, the auto a/c option is no more offered on the Beat. I confirmed this with one of the Chevy dealers in Pune. Ironically, the Beat was launched with 'Segment -first auto a/c' as its USP. However, I am not complaining with this deletion, as I do prefer the driver's seat option rather than the auto a/c option. I also feel that the refreshed Beat, which is expected in 2014, may add this feature again . I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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Beat Drifting !!! Loved It.



P.S: This is NOT ME. Just found on You Tube. Drive Safe.
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Beat Drifting !!! Loved It.



P.S: This is NOT ME. Just found on You Tube. Drive Safe.
Well, the video is good. But this is not drifting, I guess. Drifting an fwd vehicle is next to impossible
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Well, the video is good. But this is not drifting, I guess. Drifting an fwd vehicle is next to impossible
These guys were purely burning out rubber. At one point, it seemed that the car would roll over !! Nevertheless, I would say it was a good attempt.
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If anyone has replaced their wiper blades recently with hella, can you tell me the size you used? The originals are 23,15,12. However, hella does not have 23 or 15 (they have 24 or 22, and 14 or 16). I'm not sure if I should go bigger or smaller.
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Hi Fellas,

I am getting good deals on wipers in Malaysia. Could someone shed some light on the wiper sizes for Beat, and will any brand/make do? Also, found something called "Wiper Scrubber" which "Rejuvenates" the wiper. Are they useful? Also, if someone could post a picture of the parking light bulb in beat, I'd be grateful- looking to replace those too. What types are they?
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Could someone shed some light on the wiper sizes for Beat, and will any brand/make do?
I replaced mine about 6 months back. Here are the sizes:
Driver Side: 22"
Passenger Side: 16"

After a lot of headbanging over Dynaedge and AeroTwins, I went for the regular ones from Hella. Costed me Rs.500 in total.
Incase you still have doubts, ask them to open the existing blade, measure it with a tape and buy the exact same size.

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Also, found something called "Wiper Scrubber" which "Rejuvenates" the wiper. Are they useful?
Haven't heard or seen one. Googled and found THIS link. Sorry, unable to help you here.

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Also, if someone could post a picture of the parking light bulb in beat, I'd be grateful- looking to replace those too. What types are they?
BHPian sajjt had responded to a similar query (Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review)HERE. You could PM him for more details.
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I replaced mine about 6 months back. Here are the sizes:
Driver Side: 22"
Passenger Side: 16"


Hahaha! Finally this mystery has been solved by you. Samarth and I both have dyna-edge by Hella but none of us remembered the size. It was so awkward to tell people to go for Hella's and yet not know the size.
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Hahaha! Finally this mystery has been solved by you. Samarth and I both have dyna-edge by Hella but none of us remembered the size. It was so awkward to tell people to go for Hella's and yet not know the size.
Haaahaaahaa
Even I had seen bbyf16's post sometime back, but everytime I saw it, I was at work and didn't remember the sizes. When I came home, I used to forget. Luckily, I saw adg_andy's post and set a reminder on my mobile. Came home, took out the boxes and shot a pic.

Pretty much confusing to get the accurate sizes, unless you measure them at the shop.

By the way, how is the Dynaedge performing ?
I wanted to fix Dynaedge, but Reliance Autozone didn't have stock of the size I required. So instead of waiting (call it impatience), I went for the regular blades. They seem to be doing a good job though.
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