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Old 3rd January 2019, 17:24   #3736
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Another year has passed. This time Beaty didn't went for her usual half-yearly service.
NB: There is a minuscule leak at Water pump elbow pipe joint and they gave a rough estimate of Rs. 21000/- to replace Water Pump, Elbow

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My Beat Jan 2011 Petrol
ODO 139,000 as of Jan 2019, 8 years completed.

Driving pattern 80 % driven on 4 ways and 10% state HW, 10% city

I Too had got a strong suggestion to replace water pump because SA found minor leak, weak elbow joint in cooling system connection which was told during during my last service while odo was around 123,000 last may. Since we had an amby long back and knew how to tackle juggad works, I strictly said no, lets me think next time.

Straight away I went to local store and bought MAK coolant oil and put that bottle in the boot just in case of emg.

Over the next few weeks I irregularly kept checking the bottom of the car for coolant leakage which was easy to spot because of neon green color but I found nothing till date. However, I kept topped the coolant tank and ensured the level was maintained.


Gear lever knob cracked during 80,000 odo and changed with after maket model.

Some time during 90,000 I had engine mis-firing issue and culprit was ignition coil kit and spark plug was duly replaced, costing aprx 8 to 9k, forgot the exact figure.

During 123,000 service I had severe break issues, and changed disks , calipers but still problem persisted, and finally the problem was with break booster and was replaced.

Fast forward to Dec 2018, 135000 KM service, I had issues of front hard suspension and got the estimate as below

Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review-20181227_182618.jpg (sorry for blurred image, was in hurry taking the pic)

All the parts are told to be replaced by the SA and I was asked to authenticate for the required parts to be ordered.

Luckily another beat with 145,000 ODO was jacked up for the same issues and I was able to ask the SA to show exactly what these parts are and he showed it to me promptly.

I found everything justifiable having odo of 139k and ordered the parts.

Can somebody vouch the suspension parts listed are correct so that I can ensure what I am doing is fair.

Recently last week I am facing issues of gear shifting from 2-3 = 3-2 with odo @ 139k . Will need to diagnose the issue, hopefully should be clutch

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From the thread I am able to find out water pump, ignition coil, gear lever crack, are some common problem in all beats irrespective of driving style and area.
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Old 4th January 2019, 13:33   #3737
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My Beat Jan 2011 Petrol
ODO 139,000 as of Jan 2019, 8 years completed.

Driving pattern 80 % driven on 4 ways and 10% state HW, 10% city

I Too had got a strong suggestion to replace water pump because SA found minor leak, weak elbow joint in cooling system connection which was told during during my last service while odo was around 123,000 last may. Since we had an amby long back and knew how to tackle juggad works, I strictly said no, lets me think next time.

Straight away I went to local store and bought MAK coolant oil and put that bottle in the boot just in case of emg.

.................

Recently last week I am facing issues of gear shifting from 2-3 = 3-2 with odo @ 139k . Will need to diagnose the issue, hopefully should be clutch

N.B
From the thread I am able to find out water pump, ignition coil, gear lever crack, are some common problem in all beats irrespective of driving style and area.
Whistling sound came from the engine bay soon after purchase. The ASS sprayed aerosol lubricant near the AC pump and the noise stopped. Conclusion: rubbing from oil seal of pump. Since it did not affect operation, I left it alone.

Today the AC stopped working. FNG diagnosed it as AC electric clutch shorted, symptom being fuse blown. ASS suggested leaving car for testing, since AC clutch replacement needs full AC pump system dismantling, requiring change of pump oil and refrigerant gas. If only clutch is replaced, the labour charges would be repeated if later on it is found that the pump has seized.

Cost of replacing pump: 25000/-

Cost of replacing clutch: 15000/-

Cost of replacing clutch+pump: 40000/- (no return for clutch)

Took the car to Chor Bazar.

Cost of replacing pump: 9000/=

Cost of replacing clutch: 5000/=

Cost of replacing clutch+pump: 12000/=


I asked for clutch coil to be replaced. CB garage suggested I go for exchange refurbished unit for 7000/=.

I declined. I felt my pump was better than a dubious refurb.

The work was done and AC got back on line.

I believe that the air gap in the clutch was not adjusted properly in manufacturing stage, leading to heating up and destruction of clutch coil. Please get gap checked if noise is heard.

Gear knob crumbled, a known issue in Chevy Beat/Spark worldwide. I collected all the pieces, glued them back and covered with a plastic/rubber eBay knob cover.

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Old 25th February 2019, 12:34   #3738
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Hello All,

I have a Beat diesel 2012, did 90K till date and went for regular services..

Recently the oil level in the car has been falling, ~ 500 ML per 500 KMS per my measurement. This led to a conked turbo which we replaced at the dealership, however the issue still persists which leads me to top up the oil every two weeks.

I took it to KHT Chevrolet last week the service advisor advised to 1) Replace PCV filter and check, failing which

2) engine rebuild needs to happen, at ~INR 80K.. to INR 1.2L..

Have you seen this problem, does PCV filter replacement solve the issue most of the times ?

Any dependable FNG I can go to. The services are too costly at the authorized service center.


finally, Offline, The mechanic advised me to sell it off as the maintenance will only increase in the future..
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Old 27th March 2019, 13:13   #3739
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I want to install some custom DRLs in the fog lamp housing of my Beat LS. Does anyone know of any good shop in Bangalore that will do the installation properly? I am thinking of getting BMWesque white circle DRL in the fog lamp housing.

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Hi all, this is arun kumar, purchased Beat LT option pack - Diesel a week back with very good maintenance, which has done 60k on the odo, need help regarding instrument cluster. I have noticed no warning lights shown for seat belt , hand brake. Can someone please post small video of key on sequence to check and confirm if anything else is missing. Btw the is no beep sound also.

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