I wouldn't recommend the Fumoto Valve for the 1.4L Cruze. The drain plug is on the bottom of the pan and it would be to close to the ground that it could get ripped off. I wouldn't take a chance. I wanted to get one as well since I have them on my Silverado and Acadia but since the Cruze is a bottom pan drain plug I will deal with it.
Also, oil blowing all over seems to be somewhat common unless you pull the cap & dipstick before you dump the oil. Mine splattered all over quite a bit initially before I did this while it was draining.
"You say the strangest things" -jblackburn
2012 Cruze LTZ RS 1.4L 6A, Autumn Metallic with Cocoa/Light Neutral, Built 2/23/2012 at Lordstown 19078!
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2005 Ford Excursion Limited V10, soon to be 7.3 PSD. 2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR.
Pure Michigan Cruzers
Just finished my 2nd oil change 2 days ago (Mobile One)
I did my cruze and my GF's 2008 Hyundai Elantra in the afternoon on sunday.
Luckly her grand father has a garage and some jack stands so i didnt freeze my butt off outside.
Before i got off work my GF got a quote for a synthetic oil change at Pep "Girls" and they wanted around $60.
walmart had 5quarts for $26 5w20 (Hers) and $24 for 5w30 (mine). so made sense to do it myself.
Another simple thing I have found is that if you jack the car up from the passenger side, the oil flow is a little bit futher away from the edge of the shield. For those that use ramps its not much help, but if you are like me and just put one wheel in the air to get under there, lift the right side.
Thanks. Great Post!
Just did my first oil change on our 2012 Cruze Eco Automatic. Your pictorial was a great help. Thanks!
hey just bought a 12 ltz rs 1.4t 6 speed auto.. about how often is everyone changing their oil? Ive heard different depending on who i ask
Don't use a conventional oil. It's not any cheaper when the turbo fries or the engine sludges from the turbo turning conventional oil into gooey paste.