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Old 10th November 2017, 14:33   #3721
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Chevrolet is having a service camp from 8-12 Nov. You can get your car checked / serviced during this time and get some kind of benefit.
Good to see that they are at least taking care of service aspect after ceasing their sales operations.
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So my Beaty went through her 15th Service on 11th November 2017 at 62645 KMs on ODO. OMG! 7.5 years passed by.

Initially planned for the service on 25th, but then received the Service Camp mail on 7th and hence preponed it to 11th.

Car was not showing any particular issues. Brake pads were almost finished. So planned to change it along with Engine oil and Throttle Body cleaning.

Once the wheel came off there was enough twist waiting in the story. Very mild leak on the front right strut, brake rotor worn out visibly by more than 3 mm. Initially I thought shall change it later sometimes by Jan & Feb. They repeatedly asked me to change it due to 25% discount in parts and labour. I said no and the car was taken to washing bay. Then suddenly lots of questions and answers start flowing through my head. Utterly confused. Called better half for a suggestion and she convinced me that GM may not come with this kind of offers regularly. So informed SA Somnath and Service Manager immediately. They confirm the parts availability and car was taken back from washing (almost done). The same service engineer Pradeep was assigned again and said parts changed successfully. Car was again washed and returned to me by 3:30 pm (entry at 9:15 am).

Total damage to the pocket Rs 11,615/- (after 25% discount) I am OK with part's price and labour. But this GST @28% .

For the first time in last 7.5 years I was there with the car from morning to evening monitoring the progress (they don't normally entertain that).

Attaching the invoice and few pics .

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Another battery casualty at ODO 63022 KMs. Lasted 3 years & 4 months.

Car was at office parking. Called Exide Batmobile Team. The technician came and checked the battery and informed that one of the Cell is down. He jump started the car and I drive back home smoothly. Very next day the same story, no self-start.

Bought a new battery from Exide Store on Saturday and fixed it myself on Sunday. I got the best deal from the store in CP. Amount quoted by Exide on pro rata basis (20% on MRP) was on higher side.

New Battery - Exide Mileage MRED - MIDIN 50

Warranty 48 Months (Up to 24 months free replacement + After 24 months pro rata basis)

MRP = Rs. 6118/- After Discount Rs. 5500/-

Rebate on old battery = Rs. 800/-

Total damage to the pocket = Rs. 4700/-

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Old 14th December 2017, 23:10   #3724
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Hi any update on those figures?
Extremely sorry for the delay. I haven't used my Beat much till last Sunday.

Yesterday night before starting from the office I clicked the screenshots. Please go through it and if anything special or detailed required please let me know.

Ambient temperature @ 11 C

At cold start

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After 5 KMs into the drive

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* Electric load while taking screenshots - Park lamps along with tail lamps.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks a lot Vinu ! My readings are slightly higher than this
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but My Beat suffered a Coolant system failure on the night of the 1st. Did a 20km round trip. On the forward journey I heard a bit of occasional rattling and movement from the engine bay. Thought it might be a rat or kitten so stopped and checked but it all looked normal so I continued. Car was running fine.
On the return journey less than 1km from home, I stopped for a bit while waiting for my friend to get a cab. As soon as I started moving there was a loss of power and lots of rattling and knocking. Since it was a bit of a shady area, late at night and my wife was with me, I continued towards home since it was close and the car was still functional and also did not want to leave it there overnight. Lots of knocking and ratting with very less power at the low end, even had to cross one small flyover. Car died a few times but I managed to make it home and just barely parked the car (Badly !!). Did a check of the engine bay and it was very hot but again no sign of anything major. I assumed that maybe one spark plug could have broken which caused the rattling and power loss.
Called my FNG the next day and on describing the symptoms he immediately said its some failure of the cooling system and sure enough coolant was empty. He said he will take it to check, most likely a pipe hard torn and also the coolant reservoir which he had McGuyvered a few times was to be replaced. Later on inspection he discovered that the nipple on the elbow connected to the main feed from the water pump had corroded completely and disintegrated. That too its located right at the back behind the engine so lots of stuff had to be removed to gain access.
Unfortunately only that elbow isnt available separately, its connected to a pulley and also comes with a whole new water pump and piping.

All in all its a total bill of RS 6500 for the elbow+water pump, coolant reservoir (without cap, I had a new one spare), coolant flush, new coolant and labour.
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Problems again!

The whole clutch assembly was replaced some 8 months ago. The car was working pretty fine with smooth gear changes. Suddenly evening before yesterday, the clutch wire snapped. Called Qutub auto, which was the nearest known garage name (and also a maruti authorized SC), and my beat was towed to the garage and spent her night there. Next day, I got a call that the car is up and ready. Went there and was told that the wire was OK, it just got loose and so they had placed it again. Sigh of relief. THe clutch was hard to press though. Asked the service guy, who said it will loosen after some driving. So moved on.

Yesterday, while I was driving back from office, the gear shift started to jam. It was not slotting smoothly. As I kept moving through the traffic, the gear shift became increasingly hard to do. And bang in front of my society gate, it jammed completely. The gear stick just wont budge and slot into any gear.

I switched the engine off, slotted into the first gear and went the entire distance of 2 KM to the garage in first gear itself. the garage guys kept saying that they didn't touch anything other than just fastening the clutch wire again. Their prognosis - Clutch assembly would need to be changed. They somehow tightened the wire as much as possible, and gears are slotting fine now. Though the C pedal is about a foot off the base with very little play at just the end for take-off.

I'm confused as well as frustrated now. Before the wire snapped, the gears were smoothly operating, no hard-slotting that is usually attached to clutch plate wear-off. How can suddenly the clutch assembly go wrong? Or am I missing something? Can there be any other issue? 8 months for a clutch wear off is too low, considering the first clutch change was needed only after the car had run >78000 KM. and it is now at 88000 KM.

Suggestions and advice needed, so that I can visit the Chevy ASS tomorrow better informed.

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