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Old 19th April 2022, 17:02   #3781
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Taking advantage of the long weekend Beaty did a 1600 kms round trip to Himachal hills. Delhi - Manali - Koksar - Sissu - Keylong - Jispa - Darcha - Deepak Tal

At Keylong she completed 100000 KMs and we halted for a quick photo-shoot.

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We thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

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Old 26th May 2022, 15:17   #3782
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On May 16th Beaty celebrated her 12th Anniversary

Everything was going smooth until 19th evening when something gone wrong which could have been ended catastrophic.

As usual I was driving back from office. Everything was normal until Sheikh Sarai red light. Light turned green and I started moving. Immediately felt something was not normal. There was a feeble vibration on steering. I turned the AC on and there was no cooling at all. The very next moment engine-overheat light turned on. Immediately the clutch was disengaged, ignition turned off and coasted safely to the left side of the road just after Madangir traffic light (2kms away from home). It was close to 7:40 pm and the traffic was normal. Opened the bonnet to find that Coolant Tank was empty. One of the tank's inlet pipe nipple got snapped. Called few old Metro Chevrolet SA and Technicians.

They advised me to let the engine cool down, fill it with water and drive carefully back home and report to the service centre Okhla next day. Bought 3 liters of Bisleri and after 1.5 hours (ambient temperature was close to 40 degrees) filled 2 liters of water and drove back home. Next day filled 1 more liter and reached service centre by 9:00 am. Car was attended immediately. They replaced the tank, flushed the coolant circuit and filled 4.3 liters (half liter was lost due to bleeding) of TOTAL for GM coolant. As per Alam (Technician) this is a common part failure in Beat and Cruze while aging. OEM Tank nipple had a simple plastic extrusion. The newer one has a metal lining inside for rigidity. Wallet damage 3200/-

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Metal lining
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Old 26th May 2022, 15:35   #3783
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As per Alam (Technician) this is a common part failure in Beat and Cruze while aging. OEM Tank nipple had a simple plastic extrusion. The newer one has a metal lining inside for rigidity. Wallet damage 3200/-
Mine was damaged by the AC technician while he was replacing the High / Low Pressure Line when spotted a gas leak. I couldn't find a replacement that time but my technician was smart enough to fix it back using heat resistant glue which is still going strong. It was end up with a compressor replacement for the permanent gas leakage and the total damage was 10K+ installation. The good thing was, I learnt how to recharge the gas as DIY during this time.

BTW, I sold off my car the very next day I booked KIA Carens once I got a fair price which is yet to deliver though

Your car is in mint condition, congrats for maintaining her in pristine condition, I lost the interest in her once it started rear bottoming even after the springs were replaced when fully loaded which is almost common for all hatch backs though.

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