Sunday, March 15, 2009

60200 - Preventive Greasing for Rattle from Front Brakes

There is a Common Problem of Rattle that is experienced esp after excessive driving on the Abrasive Roads.

When the front brake pads reduce in width after few thousand km, it creates a gap between pads external surface and the brake cylinder that causes it to rattle a bit. The solution is to apply little grease on the back sides (onto the metal plates). This way be sure and have a quiet ride for next 6-7 months.
Its an easy job, you can do it yourself to save bucks in 20-30 minutes !!!


1) Remove The tyre
2) Unbolt the inner lower bolt on the brake assembly using Rachet (refer (1))
3) Apply Grease (only on metal strips/ or brake cylinder circumfrence)
4) Replace, Bolt, and Assmble
5) Do a test Ride

Thats It !!

If you still experience Rattle Follow the Second Procedure

Saturday, March 14, 2009

60195 - Condition Report

All Good
Eve is Ok

Sunday, March 8, 2009

60105 - Car Wash

60100 - Monkeys Enjoying Corn on Chevy Matiz Bonnet

It was a nice Snowy evening on the Top of Mountains. Where we offered Corn to the monkeys on the way. A complete family jumped on the bonnet and enjoyed their meal.
Although they messed up my windscreen but was a memorable encounter

This is where it happened, Jump to this Location in GoogleEarth

Friday, March 6, 2009

59844 - Current Mileage (km)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

59500 - How I Resolved Matiz Problem of Cold Start/ Rough Idle

My car had starting problems espacially after a long parking. The engine just reved up and then immediately stalled. I first suspected IAC valve. So i replaced it, it was a bit costly affair so i decided to install it myself it was easy. Opening hexagon screws were tricky one. The problem seemed to be resolved but the engine was still jerky at cold. After a day or two same problem appeared and it wont just start. Next after some study and discussion board advices i decided to check the PCV valve, i tested it and it was also functioning Ok. Fow a day or two i was perplexed.

I discussed the prob with an experienced mechanic and he suggested without seeing the car that 'The cause of this type is due to Improper Valve Clearence'. I was like OOPS as my engine was at about 58000 Kms and i never once got it adjusted. So i decided to get it straight and after a simple but carefuel Valve adjustment procedure the problem disappeared and now me and my car are both happy. After the valve adjustment I also performed an ECU reset and the Idle Learn Procedure.I was outstation for 2-3 days but after that long park also it started without problems and now its running smoothly.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Howto resolve Rattle from Front Brakes

The cause of rattle often is the backplate of the diskpads
when the front pad area wears out, it causes loose packing of the whole assembly

here are few measeures you should take

1) bend the copper clip slightly inwards to retain tension and grip
2) Apply greese to the back of the pads upon the metallic covers
3) apply grease to the pins holding the assembly

here are few pictures of the parts

Picture 1 - The Front Disk Pads

Picture 2 - The Back side with metallic cover

Picture 3 - The Copper Clip

Picture 4 - Ref to Service Manual for Installation / removal procedure

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

59450 - Useful/ Easy Technique to Maintain Vehicle Maintenance Record

I found this a very useful way to record your maintenance cost with reference to the vehicle maintenance schedule,

All you have to do is take a print of vehicle maintenance sheet and mark the cost spent against each item, this would also enable you to predict your upcoming spendings

here is a sample of my Matiz Vehicle Record

59450 - Spark Plugs Replaced

59450 - Valve Clearence Adjusted

Friday, February 20, 2009

59400 - Idle Learn Procedure (Matiz/ChevroletSpark M1)

The Idle lean procedure is recommended after every ECM Reset , or when experiencing
idle problems

Pull out ECU Fuses for 20 seconds
Put in ECU Fuses
Turn the ignition ON for 5 seconds.
Turn the ignition OFF for 5 seconds.
Start the engine in neutral.
Allow the engine to run until the engine coolant is above 185° F (85°C ).
Turn the A/C ON for 10 seconds, if equipped.
Turn the A/C OFF for 10 seconds, if equipped.
Turn the A/C ON for 10 seconds, if equipped.
Turn the A/C OFF for 10 seconds, if equipped.
Turn the ignition OFF. The idle learn procedure is complete.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

59340 - Wow This is Matiz at its best - Brilliant!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

59200 - Online DTC Code Lookup for Daewoo Matiz / Chevrolet Exclusive LIVE !!! (Fenix 5MR ECU Only)

Enter your 4 digit Flashing Code (e.g 0201) in the first textbox and Click GO

Learn to Read Codes Here

59100 - New IAC Valve Installed

Rough Idle Resolved

After ECM reset, the procedure IAC learn was performed

Two Thumbs Up!!!!

Exhaust Spitting H20

59010 - How to Read Flash Codes

For those who dont know how to read flash codes for this car:-

Sunday, February 15, 2009

59001 - Looking for a new IAC Valve

Friday, February 13, 2009

58900 - P0340 resolved

Cleaning of contacts

Thursday, February 12, 2009

58520 - Wheel Alignment


58515 - Coolant Change

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

58510 - Car Wash


58502 - Wheel Alignment

wah + fiaz

58500 - Oil Change (w/ filter)

Rs ?900

Next Due on 66000

58450 - Reverted to genuine Front Disc Pads


58444 - Installed New 155/65 R13 73T Nexen classe premiere tyres

summer tyres Roadstone-Nexen Classe Premiere 155/65 R13 for passenger cars

CLASSE PREMIERE features aggressive block typed unidirectional tread simulated by computer, unique center groove and advanced compound based on state-of-the-art technology, providing optimal handling, unparalleled stability at high speed, dependable tract

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

58350 - Abandoned Spot Purchase of Nexen Classe Premiere at Metro Store

For One Simple Reason I abandoned the purchase coz the tyres stocked at the metro cash and carry store
were 1.5 years old. (DOT Date Code 3007 means August 07)

Now i'll also do some research on Michelin, Yokohama Also as i have read good reviews on the net.

ByeBye Metro

Friday, February 6, 2009

58000 - My Personal Opinoin about This Car

Ground Clarence is not an issue, Its Price of the parts are slightly more than mehran etc, actually i bought this
car after a lot of research, this car is a hit in countries like romania, russia, uk, india etc under the
name matiz, actually its built in korea by daewoo that was acquired by gm.chevrolet.

Dont get overwhelmed that its headlights cost 6000/- coz headlights of alto also costs rs 5000/-.

I have driven 58,000km and in 3.5 years, till now i have only changed font brake pads, and alternator belt, wipers
nothing else (of course oil filter/air filters). Its better built that suzuki, it is a wonderful car but its not being
well-marketed. It is very comfortable on long drive, its other positive point is fuel economy. it does 16kpl in city and 18-22 kpl on
motorways. it has a very good ac, v good heater. splendid gearbox, V good sound proofing, V Quiet Ride. Back seats also are very comfortable unlike santro.
its pick is better that cultus. i own a office cultus and i have compared. I have seen a cultus at just 50,000km that was looking like junkyard crap.

the only problems i have experienced till now is rattles/squeaks on rough roads, from front brakes & from dashboard.

Otherwise on good roads/motorways it really shines. Its ride is very comfortable. i have taken this vehicle to kaghan, rawlakot etc you wont be disappointed rather you would be glad by its ride comfort. Its other positive point is the cockpit, it feels like a big car, your wife n kids would love it. I have overheard two mechanics talking that it has the best seats, and of course it is true.

If you travel 150 km daily , this will enable you to have a long comfortable journey, and stay happy. Try to be on good road. I would advise if you buy this car you
have to take care of it , i really don't recommend it for OFFROAD/KATCHA roads, dont take it offroad. and dont take it to off-city mechanics (i recommend only efi specialists).

I have a south american CNG kit and 50 cylinder, and drive islamabad to lahore and back in Rs 1500/- only. Fuel Wise it would save you a lot.

uploaded in response to Mr Iftikhar's Email

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hankook H406 - Chevy Exclusive offers best bet on tyres

-They are low profile 65%
-Very Quiet Ride
-Treadwear v.good

I was looking for tyres , Dunlop SP20 is boasted here, but you can see its a crap.
The original Chevy Exclusive offered Hankook that is much better than what other small cars have here.

What is your opinion on other Aftermarket tyres?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Aziz Auto Store - Share your opinion

This store is located in Rawalpindi Saddar and is definately cheaper than the chevy dealers. It is also co-located with repair workshops.

Share your Opinion

Thursday, January 29, 2009

57683 Now

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

57650 - Tachometer

Sunday, January 25, 2009

57600 - Pictures

57600 - Car Wash (Interior+Exterior)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

57500 - balancing (major vibration resolved)

Rs 270
It was from a shop near chevy showroom rwp

board says (old rim repairs thru machine)

57500 - Ac belt, alternator belt. Wiper main.air filter. changed

Air Filter 550 Aziz Auto Store Bill #062 24/1/09
A/C Belt 450
Alternator Belt 300
Wiper Blade 1 fr 450

Installation 250 (Workshop ifo Aziz Electronics)

Total 1710

Aziz Electronics
198 Adamjee Road, Rwp Cantt, Ph 051-5568254

Sunday, January 18, 2009

57000 - To Rim or Not to Rim

One wheel imbalance
isb, g-10 rs100-

Saturday, January 17, 2009

57000 - Click from front on hard brake

Click sound from front right wheel when braking
perhaps, something khushhkee

Friday, January 9, 2009

56000 -

Mileage Entry

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