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J3ff
post Jan 3 2009, 06:07 PM
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I am looking for an used Optra5, and heard that Chevrolet is easily get overheated if stuck in the traffic jam for a long time. Will it happen? Any1 encounter this problem before. I need you guys opinion. Thx.....
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post Jan 3 2009, 09:23 PM
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I drive an Optra 5, never encounter any "over heating problem" before, and yes i have been stuck in jams for long long time. Temperature is very stable never even cross the half line, thanks to the 2 fans.

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I am looking for an used Optra5, and heard that Chevrolet is easily get overheated if stuck in the traffic jam for a long time. Will it happen? Any1 encounter this problem before. I need you guys opinion. Thx.....

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post Jan 3 2009, 09:37 PM
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QUOTE (g0ldeneye @ Jan 3 2009, 09:23 PM) *
I drive an Optra 5, never encounter any "over heating problem" before, and yes i have been stuck in jams for long long time. Temperature is very stable never even cross the half line, thanks to the 2 fans.


2 fans? u did some modification b4 or it is stock?
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post Jan 3 2009, 10:04 PM
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2 fans? u did some modification b4 or it is stock?

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post Jan 3 2009, 11:35 PM
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optra 1.8 should be no problem becoz their thermostat is made from metal unlike 1.6 is made from plastic
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post Jan 3 2009, 11:46 PM
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QUOTE (J3ff @ Jan 3 2009, 06:07 PM) *
I am looking for an used Optra5, and heard that Chevrolet is easily get overheated if stuck in the traffic jam for a long time. Will it happen? Any1 encounter this problem before. I need you guys opinion. Thx.....

Optra is conceive and engineed by Japanese, german , korean and thai. Also known as Suzuki Forrenza in the US.
Never overheat before in my experience including the predecessor. Not on the 1.6 model too.
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post Jan 5 2009, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE (fabianwee @ Jan 3 2009, 11:46 PM) *
Optra is conceive and engineed by Japanese, german , korean and thai. Also known as Suzuki Forrenza in the US.
Never overheat before in my experience including the predecessor. Not on the 1.6 model too.


1 of my fren told me, his fren is driving a Chevrolet 4WD (dunno which model) in thailand and it always get overheat especially stuck in the jam in the afternoon. It really worry me....
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post Jan 11 2009, 02:36 AM
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QUOTE (J3ff @ Jan 5 2009, 10:55 AM) *
1 of my fren told me, his fren is driving a Chevrolet 4WD (dunno which model) in thailand and it always get overheat especially stuck in the jam in the afternoon. It really worry me....


I think that might be a US make or european make for the temperate countries.. Optra and Aero, does not have that problem. because it is "Asianize". The Chevy Opel range might be a problem, because that is europe concievement.

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post Jan 24 2009, 12:59 AM
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My Optra5 has made a 8 hour non-stop drive from Malaysia to thailand without any problems so far....bought it since 2007 and mileage is about 50k....I got stuck in a 1 hour jam at the border and another hour stuck in downtown hatyai without any problems...

Anyway, chevy parts are not as expensive as they used to. Cergazam has reduced the oil filter price from RM35 previously to RM20 currently. This is ori GMDat stuff and on par with Japs....

I have own a few local makes and japs b4 and currently, all I can say its a good car without much hassle. Petrol is definitely higher at about 9km/l city driving and 12km/l highway. Build is more solid than japs.....it uses high rigidity steel and for the used car price at RM40k plus, you'll get goodies like:

2 Airbags, Front and Rear Discs, ABS, EBD, TCS, Digital Climate Control, Good soundproofing, and etc
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post Jan 27 2009, 01:11 PM
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i think overheating is a thing of the past for most modern vehicles. i dont think the factory is dumb enough to be building cars that overheat.

most jap and now i read it korean cars have a very misleading water temp gauge. they work partially to the middle and basically an on off switch from there onwards. most continental cars have full scale gauges. it is not logical for the water temp to be staying at the same spot all the time regardless if you have 1 or 2 fans.

thendra, what do you mean by high rigidity steel?
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