Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st December 2013, 14:45   #3271
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: chennai
Posts: 135
Thanked: 41 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Beat View Post
1. Car not starting well

They cleaned the fuse box for this
Mr.Beat, I require one info from you. I own a beat diesel LS (2011). I face a problem during when I start my car after leaving it for few long hours. For instance, when I start my car in the morning after parking it previous night, the car starts only after few cranks. Once done, the whole day during intermittent start-stops, I don't face the issues. I complained about this to the service station and they mentioned that they have fixed the alternator wiring in my last service. After few days it started again to show up. Could you let me know if this was the same issue that you faced? and if not, what could be the reason for my car's issue? my advanced thanks for any pointers here.
Balaji31582 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st December 2013, 15:02   #3272
BHPian
 
sajjt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cochin
Posts: 504
Thanked: 96 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by salbin View Post
I had checked the price few weeks back from an auto accessory shop in Bangalore.
They were quoting 5700/- for K&N and 5500/- BMC make!
Thanks Salbin, I got an update from Emperor Cochin that they have stock and quoting 5.5K! Am waiting for a decent deal on a distributor level which I may get this week. Will update you once I get it installed. I don't want to fiddle with the stock CAI with a custom made universal filter as am doubtful about the outcome.
sajjt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st December 2013, 16:20   #3273
BHPian
 
AbhishekB86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 330
Thanked: 359 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Balaji31582 View Post
Mr.Beat, I require one info from you. I own a beat diesel LS (2011). I face a problem during when I start my car after leaving it for few long hours. For instance, when I start my car in the morning after parking it previous night, the car starts only after few cranks. Once done, the whole day during intermittent start-stops, I don't face the issues. I complained about this to the service station and they mentioned that they have fixed the alternator wiring in my last service. After few days it started again to show up. Could you let me know if this was the same issue that you faced? and if not, what could be the reason for my car's issue? my advanced thanks for any pointers here.
Did they check the battery? This problem used to occur in my mom's car. It left me stranded eventually on my birthday last year.

Changed the battery and it disappeared.
AbhishekB86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st December 2013, 16:43   #3274
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: chennai
Posts: 135
Thanked: 41 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by AbhishekB86 View Post
Did they check the battery? .
Yes abhishek, the battery is certified as healthy. I even checked with them is that it needs a replacement. They told not required. Probably when i take my car for the next service (due in another 800 kms, (37500kms)) and lodge this as repeated complaint, I guess they will ask me to change the battery
Balaji31582 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2013, 11:23   #3275
BHPian
 
Mr.Beat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 300
Thanked: 100 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

And, the problem persists!

I am sure this is a battery problem somehow. This problem started after i had given jump start to a colleague in office. Any idea what is the cost of new battery?

On another note, the problem is only when i start the car in the morning and i never ever face this issue. Anything else can be suspected ?
Mr.Beat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2013, 14:30   #3276
BHPian
 
Topolino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Udaipur
Posts: 243
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Beat View Post
On another note, the problem is only when i start the car in the morning and i never ever face this issue. Anything else can be suspected ?
Change the Spark Plugs, the cold start problem will be rectfied.
Topolino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2013, 14:48   #3277
BHPian
 
Mr.Beat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 300
Thanked: 100 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Topolino View Post
Change the Spark Plugs, the cold start problem will be rectfied.
The spark plugs were changed only about 6 months back during the 3rd service.

I'll get it checked for sure
Mr.Beat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th December 2013, 17:13   #3278
Senior - BHPian
 
myavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi - Kochi
Posts: 1,019
Thanked: 468 Times
Angry Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Was enjoying sleepy/lazy Sunday winter blues as usual under warm blanket around 10.00AM, wifey pulled the blanket and informed that fellow Flat mate has to take out his car parked ahead of ours.

While reversing the car (it's a slope from our ground floor parking) I clearly noticed the projection of gate's lock above (approx 1 cms) my left ORVM edge. I had did it many times and continued reversing. There is enough gap that the ORVM can easily pass below the projection. But out of nowhere a kid appear behind the car (that too after the reverse parking alarm firing it's irritating toto, toto, toto) and I had to hard brake. Since it was a slope and due the vertical movement of front of that car, the ORVM which was about to pass that projection hit by the edge and following is the aftermath

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-dsc_0284.jpg

Not a single scratch outside

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-dsc_0285.jpg

The plastic locks inside the cover has broken.

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-dsc_0286.jpg

Checked with service centre and got a . White casing is not available separately. Need to change the entire housing of ORVM sans mirror and mechanism and that too comes only in black color. Rs.1250/- for housing and Rs.350/- for painting the case. Total cost of carelessness Rs.1600/-

But, thank God. A friend helped me to source the part and cost me less than 1/3rd of the original cost.

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-dsc_0287.jpg

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-dsc_0288.jpg

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-dsc_0289.jpg

It is high time that GM India should stop fleecing their customers. The case is clearly a child part and they can easily sell the part for Rs.150 to 250 excluding the painting.

NB: I will retain the old cover and believe it can be reused with help of some superglue like Quickfix

Cheers!

Vinu
myavu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th December 2013, 17:43   #3279
BHPian
 
adg_andy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 429
Thanked: 156 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

I too had the same problem- the best solution is suggested by Salbin: Use double side sticky tape generously and stick the cover back. Works like a charm!!
adg_andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th December 2013, 22:10   #3280
BHPian
 
salbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore, Kochi
Posts: 491
Thanked: 159 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by adg_andy View Post
I too had the same problem- the best solution is suggested by Salbin: Use double side sticky tape generously and stick the cover back. Works like a charm!!
Dont buy the spare, use 3M double sided tape in multi-layer.
Mine had broken into two pieces and I was able to fix both the pieces - luckily the cracked portion was facing inwards, so it is difficult to find-out.
I had used this to fix the number plate, door sill plates and also the DRLs.
http://www.ebay.in/itm/3M-Double-Sid...item3cd9bb4a6f
It will also be useful for lot of other household use.
salbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th December 2013, 17:16   #3281
Senior - BHPian
 
myavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi - Kochi
Posts: 1,019
Thanked: 468 Times
Question Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by salbin View Post
Dont buy the spare, use 3M double sided tape in multi-layer.
How do we change the bulbs/LEDs inside the knobs of Head Unit and AC controls?

Name:  chevroletbeatsteerio057.jpg
Views: 1768
Size:  89.2 KB

Cheers!
myavu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th December 2013, 23:29   #3282
BHPian
 
salbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore, Kochi
Posts: 491
Thanked: 159 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by myavu View Post
How do we change the bulbs/LEDs inside the knobs of Head Unit and AC controls?
Attachment 1178279
Cheers!
You need to remove the center console fascia and then remove the HU front panel (no need to remove the HU). Again the front panel of the HU need to be opened for accessing the bulbs. I have not tried opening to that extent.
Here is the pic of the HU front panel:
Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-img_20131031_081850.jpg

The AC control panel also can be removed like this:
Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-20131101_163430.jpg
It will be difficult to access the bulbs.
I doubt if GM gives spare support up to chile part levels.
In case of any issue, they just replace the whole thing..
salbin is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2013, 01:16   #3283
Senior - BHPian
 
myavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi - Kochi
Posts: 1,019
Thanked: 468 Times
Question Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by salbin View Post
It will be difficult to access the bulbs.
I doubt if GM gives spare support up to chile part levels.
In case of any issue, they just replace the whole thing..
I think the bulbs are inside the knobs. Can we pull the knob like we pull the ceiling fan's regulator knob?

Do you have backside/inside pics of panels?

Cheers!

Vinu

Last edited by myavu : 16th December 2013 at 01:17.
myavu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2013, 10:40   #3284
BHPian
 
salbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore, Kochi
Posts: 491
Thanked: 159 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by myavu View Post
I think the bulbs are inside the knobs. Can we pull the knob like we pull the ceiling fan's regulator knob?
Do you have backside/inside pics of panels?
Cheers!
Vinu
I did not try opening the AC knobs.
If you are trying, be extremely careful while pulling-out. If anything breaks, it will be difficult to get replacement part and you will be forced to replace the entire sub assembly.

BTW, you want to replace damaged bulb or change the bulb for a different colour?
salbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2013, 12:05   #3285
Senior - BHPian
 
myavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi - Kochi
Posts: 1,019
Thanked: 468 Times
Question Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by salbin View Post
BTW, you want to replace damaged bulb or change the bulb for a different colour?
Nope, just brainstorming session. What if bulb go kaput?

Another query regarding coolant.

Coolant level (before cold start) in my coolant tank was around 1.5cms above minimum level mark throughout since May 2010 till July 2013. It has never changed irrespective of KMs or driving conditions.

But, post my water pump replacement http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3244336 (Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review) the coolant level (before cold start) is settling mere 0.2 - 0.3cms above minimum level mark even if topped up above 1.5 cms mark. There is no visible leak or dripping at parking below the car. There is no over heating, clatter or anything abnormal from engine side.

SA Somnath said that it is normal and if I am too concerned I can add clear water (up to 100ml). GM typically use Ethylene Glycol(organic acid type long life coolant).

What is your opinion on this?

Why coolant level is dropping without a leak?

Is adding water (up to 100ml) safe?

Do I need to buy Ethylene Glycol and how much it costs per liter? Is it easily available outside Service Center?

Current coolant level after top-up (ODO 25177)

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-coolant-tank.jpg

Will be in observation for two weeks and planning to check at service center if coolant level drops.

Cheers!

Vinu
myavu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevrolet Beat TCDI Diesel : Test Drive & Review GTO Official New Car Reviews 693 30th December 2016 12:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:29.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks