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Old 15th February 2011, 12:53   #316
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Do you have your own tyre air pump? If so, how much does it cost ?
Well no Actually I fill the air in the petrol pump myself and do not take the help of the boys.

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My car is running on original ECU Setting.
salbin, informaha and KreativeGeek's cars are running on remapped ECU.
So a change in ECU settings does not affect mileage?
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Old 15th February 2011, 14:11   #317
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So a change in ECU settings does not affect mileage?
I am also trying to find out whether ECU setting affect mileage, that's why I put lot of questions on FE on this forum. I have run my car on both the settings and I observed a drop in FE with remapped ECU, but that was when my car didn't complete 5000 km mark. I am constantly checking FE of my car after 5000 km mark. In city traffic of Udaipur car is returning ~ 15.5 kmpl without AC and recently on four laned National Highway No. 8 between Udaipur and Himmatnagar I recorded FE of 21.62 kmpl without AC (205 km/9.48l, speed < 80 kmph, rpm <= 2200). As it was quite cold here in Udaipur I couldn't check FE with the usage of AC. I will soon check the FE with AC and will post my observations.
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As far as I have spoken to people at the service center, the clearly told me that no change will be witnessed in the mileage post the remap. Though mine did not require it as it came with the new settings already.
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Great looking Car. And sorry to hear abt the Cracked panel. Yeah it feels bad when things like this happen to the Car...
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Old 15th February 2011, 21:06   #320
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I will soon check the FE with AC and will post my observations.
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Though mine did not require it as it came with the new settings already.
Thanks guys, please let us know about the mileage difference post the remap (or if your car came with the new settings)

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Great looking Car. And sorry to hear abt the Cracked panel. Yeah it feels bad when things like this happen to the Car...
Thanks mate, well I did not lose sleep over the damages done to my car, after all they can be repaired, sulking over them wont bring the damages back, guess life is like that
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Do you have your own tyre air pump? If so, how much does it cost ?
Quad,
I am having an air pump/compressor and a solar powered digital pressure gauge.
Both are from ebay.in.
Compressor ~INR1000/- and digital pressure gauge ~INR600/-.
Compressor is also having an analogue pressure gauge.
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Now I am maintaining 32-33psi.

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Thanks guys, please let us know about the mileage difference post the remap (or if your car came with the new settings)
You can see my FE log here(pre and post ECU remap):
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2230954 (Chevrolet Beat LT Cocktail Green: Initial ownership report)
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I am having an air pump/compressor and a solar powered digital pressure gauge.
Both are from ebay.in.
Compressor ~INR1000/- and digital pressure gauge ~INR600/-.

Hey salbin, since quad dude asked me if I have my own air pump, I bought one sometime back from SPAR and its the same one as yours and costs 1 buck cheaper than yours

Yet to use it though, I guess I would need a digital pressure gauge as the analog wont display an accurate number!
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I cleaned the AC filter and air filter today. Boy the AC filter was black as hell! Had used many rounds of detergent water and rinsed with running water. Lot of black soot drained out when washed with detergent. Now the AC blower blows air effectively. I'm yet to install the air filter as its quite wet and will keep it for another day in the sunlight for drying! Do you guys check and clean filters on your own?
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I always clean my air filters, but have not done so for the ac filters as yet. Did you manage to take pics of the work. Post it if you have. for the ac filter
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I cleaned the AC filter and air filter today. Boy the AC filter was black as hell! Had used many rounds of detergent water and rinsed with running water. Lot of black soot drained out when washed with detergent. Now the AC blower blows air effectively. I'm yet to install the air filter as its quite wet and will keep it for another day in the sunlight for drying! Do you guys check and clean filters on your own?
Any pictures will be of immense help. I do not even know where the air filter is.
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I cleaned the AC filter and air filter today. Boy the AC filter was black as hell! Had used many rounds of detergent water and rinsed with running water. Lot of black soot drained out when washed with detergent?
Did the manual have instructions for cleaning? not all filters are washable with water.
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Did you manage to take pics of the work. Post it if you have. for the ac filter
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Any pictures will be of immense help. I do not even know where the air filter is.
Sorry guys could not take pics as my hands were really dirty doing the job, I keep my camera phone out of limits while playing with water or dirt as once it accidentaly fell from my pocket into the drainage while washing the car mats. I saved it though with rice therapy

ramkee, the air filter is situated behind the glove box. You need to disconnect the glove box and right above the blower fan assembly, there is a slim rectangular lid, remove this and the AC filter can be seen slotted in its drawer, slide it out, its as simple as that. Let me know if you managed to locate it or not.

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Did the manual have instructions for cleaning? not all filters are washable with water.
I did not read the manual to be honest, but by the looks of soot and dirt on the filter I would not doubt that they can resist water too, after all its an AC filter, it is able to handle moisture.
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I've done it 4months back. Its as simple as Alston said. Just remove the glove box (only after reading the manual, else you may break the glove box hinge) There you can see the filter compartment. I didn't washed it, instead used the vacum cleaner for sucking and blowing off the excess dust from that. Now A/c is back to its original chilling condition. Its worth to try once in a while depends on the driving conditions.

This was before cleaning:

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Here's the link:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2160705 (Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review)

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I've done it 4months back. Its as simple as Alston said. Just remove the glove box (only after reading the manual, else you may break the glove box hinge) There you can see the filter compartment. I didn't washed it, instead used the vacum cleaner for sucking and blowing off the excess dust from that. Now A/c is back to its original chilling condition. Its worth to try once in a while depends on the driving conditions.


Here's the link:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2160705 (Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review)

thanks for the info and pics sajit. Well, my filter was 3 times dirtier than yours and it had a small amount of fine leaves too, thats because I park it under a tree in office
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Did the manual have instructions for cleaning? not all filters are washable with water.
Yes, the manual have instruction for cleaning air filter. It is not washable, it is to be cleaned only with compressed air.
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