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  1. Does engine oil dipstick orientation matter?

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I always check it facing down as you stated, or toward front of car. This is the most accurate reading IMO. As long as it is in the cross hatched area you are good.
  2. Oil pooling on transmission

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    13251447 Inlet hose. Should be all you need.
  3. Whistling from engine bay, possibly passenger side

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I know this sounds crazy, but check the spark plugs, make sure they are not loose. Loose plugs have caused whistle/chirp sound also. I don't think this is your problem though, sounds like a vacuum issue if you pull dipstick and it goes away.
  4. Fram Ultra Synthetic Oil Filter vs OEM Hengst

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    It does look different. I do not personally care for Fram products, but it looks to be a quality filter. I would not pay double for that filter over the AC. I've always used the AC's and changed the oil every 5k miles with synthetic, never an issue in the 113k miles put on car so far. Now if...
  5. Scotty kilmer says cruze one of top worst cars ever made

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I don't consider an intake manifold, or valve cover gasket to be major. Do regular maintenance as you should and the car will last a long time. A water pump isn't major either, plus GM extended that warranty to 10yr/150k miles. All that being said, I guess for someone that is not mechanically...
  6. Solved - Noise coming from hood - Unknown Location & Reason

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Check your spark plugs. Make sure that one is not loose. Have heard of some saying they have had a loose plug causing a chirping noise like that.
  7. Oil Leak: Requesting Confirmation of Suspected Problems

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    From what I understand small traces of oil over time is normal. I've owned this car since new and have only cleaned the tube and throttle body twice and there was not a lot of oil. I think it is a turbo thing. First time I cleaned it I noticed the oil dripping at the intake tube at throttle...
  8. His Tax Plan Worked for Me

    Religion & Politics
    Tax plan worked for me too! Although I did not get as much back as I have in the past on my return, I actually got more back through the year on my paycheck, so the Feds did not get to use my money for free, and I got to use my money throughout the whole year. Did the math, and I made about 15k...
  9. Oil Leak: Requesting Confirmation of Suspected Problems

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    If you have not changed the oil feed line, then I would replace it. New version has a double o ring instead of one o ring on the original. I have replaced the one on my daughter's 13' model 2 or 3 years ago. No issues since. She now has around 109k miles on her Cruze. The oil dripping out of the...
  10. Stripped/Seized Oil Drain Plug

    General Discussion
    Vice grips.
  11. Head light replaced, beam shines down

    General Discussion
    Agree with bulb not seated correctly.
  12. Fresh oil leak

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    If it is on the passenger side of the engine, it could be the CPASV (Camshaft position actuator solenoid valve) seals. They will begin to leak and oil will run down the side of the engine all the way to the oil pan. Easy and cheap fix also. Here is the link to the tutorial about it on this...
  13. Fresh oil leak

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I would say valve cover gasket. New one around $15-$20. Not a big deal to replace. That is where I would start. Yes, this is common, especially if you have a few miles on it. My daughter's 13' LTZ/RS started leaking around 60-70k miles, when I replaced it.
  14. Transmission flush at 50k how to question

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    You can click on his link at the bottom of his post that has Amsoil product info and ordering. The OE fluid on their site is around $10 quart.
  15. Visor mirror covers breaking off

    Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Most all of the first gens do this. Both of them on my daughter's 13' LTZ/RS broke also. No big deal. Just did not replace them. Crazy that they want about $60 or so for those. Have not missed them at all.
  16. Transmission flush at 50k how to question

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    My daughters 2013 has well over 100k miles. I've did the drain and refill 3 times on her car. It will drain exactly 4.5 quarts by just removing plug. Just put 4.5 back in. The first time I did it at around 40k miles. Had her to drive it about 2-3k miles and then I did the drain and fill again...
  17. 2019 Silverado Review: All-Around Letdown

    Off Topic Discussion
    Seems as if this guy does not like GM. I know several people that own the new 19's and love them. My future son-in-law, just bought a new Trail Boss, just like the red one in this guys write up, and I must say it is a very nice truck. The RAM and Ford are ugly to me, and many other people I know...
  18. What are these oil leaks from?

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Looks like the majority of them can be fixed by replacing valve cover gasket, and cpasv seals. Nothing major IMO. You can do them yourself. The oil runs down the side of the block and ends up in places that make you think you have more leaks than you do. Get those first two done, and clean...
  19. Front Emblem Discolored: Best Way to Remedy?

    Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Replace the bowtie with a new one. I had to replace mine a couple of years ago. Cost around $20 or so. You do not have to get behind the bumper cover to remove it. The emblem is held on with double sided tape only. You can take a heat gun and slowly warm it to help it release easier. Then clean...
  20. Rattling noise over bumps

    Gen1 Service Issues
    Hers is not that loud. Just an annoying rattle.
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