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Old 19th April 2022, 17:02   #3781
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Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

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/-

Snapped Inlet Nipple
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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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Old 28th November 2022, 12:13   #3784
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Terrible booming sound was coming from the left side of the car for past 1 month. Checked it yesterday at Metro Chevrolet and the left rear Wheel Bearing was the culprit. Changed it for 4287/- Beaty is approaching 108000 kms this week.

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Old 9th January 2023, 14:41   #3785
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Hi all, My skiddz had a complete engine overhaul done availing "chevrolet promise camp" discounts!
I am planning to keep this car as beater car atleast for next 5-8 years and hence spent 80 grand on Engine Overhaul. The Car gradually lost pickup and struggled to pull post 185000. It started to consume oil, gave very bad fuel efficiency post 191000 kms. Finally at 193000 it gave up and started to breathe very badly.

We had abused the car to the core that even for its last leg journey to service cente it was driving like snail, never went past 40kmph speed .

Facts:
Odo =193000
Petrol 2011 Jan model

Odo when major Work carried untill now ( Sans periodic service)

110000- Break booster change/overhaul + ignition coil
125000 - suspension overhaul
145000 - Clutch change/ overhaul
155000 - Cooling system/waterpump/all rubber hose change/ovehaul
185000 - Ignition coil
193000- Engine piston parts change/Overhaul

All maintenance done with authorized dealer and always using Service camp availing 20% discount on parts and 20% discount on Labour.
The car is still silent without any rattles, gear shifts is slick like new, with very comfortable ride quality, so never though of lateral upgrade or exchange with a new car. My other almost new 2019 Nissan Kicks Diesel (62k odo) is serving my major commute at the moment without any fuzz!



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Rear passenger floor gave away completely !!!

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After fixing with new sheet and painting
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Engine opened up!
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Gear box and clutch open and cleaned
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Back to the Den after 20 days!
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The most required damage!
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The total bill came close to Rs 85,000 ( Actual 106,000 ) with camp discount of Rs14,000 for parts and Rs 6,000 for labour!

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Old 10th January 2023, 23:17   #3786
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My Beats fuel pump died suddenly the last time I took it out, leaving me stranded in a busy market street. I had replaced it a few years ago. My mechanic immediately asked for the old pump to swap back but unfortunately after keeping it for quite a while I had gotten rid of it during COVID garage cleaning !!
Replaced just the motor for 1200 bucks and it's back to running condition
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I was wondering if i was crazy for spending 1l on my 15 year old indica (mostly bodywork and electricals). Good to see there are people who are more obsessed
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Old 6th February 2023, 14:40   #3788
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OMG! Time is really flying.

10840 more KMs (ODO @ 108924) and time for another service.

One of the Fog Lamp bulb conked off after 12 years and 8 months . Rest everything was routine. There is a minor leak in rear left side shock absorber but decided not to change it now. Wallet damage : 6378/-

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