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  1. Gen2 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I'm not too concerned about this, but I was surprised to see a build up of dust in the engine bay just beyond the seal under the hood. Seems like the seal isn't doing much. I know the VW doesn't have a seal at all and I'm not worried about it other than it seems the seal should prevent much...
  2. Gen2 Powertrain
    Hey guys, I recently did a muffler delete on my 18 Cruze(sounds pretty good) and i've been hearing a whooshing noise coming from the passenger side of the engine bay while in the car. It almost sounds like air escaping from a tube but when i took a look under the hood everything seemed ok. The...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I had the water outlet replaced a few weeks ago (coincidence? Not sure), and just noticed this connector flopping around in my engine bay and can't figure out A> is it supposed to just be hanging there? and B> if not, where does it clip? There doesn't seem to be too much slack in the blue wire...
  4. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    checking in!!! love my cruze
  5. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hey guys and gals, I just bought my cruze a few hours ago. Prior to this purchase I did a bunch of research here to verify this would be a good deal and sure as ish it is. Im a 6 speed L I think it is. Thats probably why the deal was so friggen good. Got it with 19 miles on it. Its a silver 16...
  6. General Discussion
    I have a 2012 Cruze Eco (1.4L turbo, 6 spd manual), purchased from another individual at 62k miles a couple of months ago. The car consistently makes a fast clicking (almost a low frequency buzzing noise) in the engine bay when the key is turned to the ON position (second click), but before...
  7. Gen1 Powertrain
    The coolant inlet hose shot off and coolant went everywhere. How should I go about cleaning the coolant off and out of the engine/bay without damaging anything?
  8. General Discussion
    We've got a 2011 Cruze LT with about 80,000 miles. Recently, when started and sitting at idle, there's a repeating noise in the engine compartment. It repeats approximately every 2 seconds and SOUNDS somewhat like something activating then shutting off. I'd classify it as a "thrumming" sound...
  9. General Discussion
    Just getting over this New England winter; popped the hood yesterday for the first time in a month (I get lazy when it's cold outside)...pretty salty/dirty in there, she needs a good clean. Any products/methods/tips/safety stuff to clean the bay real nice?
  10. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Been experiencing this issue since I bought the car a month ago. Its a 2012 LTZ. I have also been hearing a noise that sounds like a power steering pump whine, but since there is no pump, I was curious as to what it could be. Took the car into the dealership this morning and told them of the...
  11. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey all. So I'm still learning all about my cruze and some of the noises it makes. I know about the sound of the electric water pump cooling the turbo down after shutdown. But this sound I'm hearing is not that. It almost sounds sounds like a small diesel running about 20 feet away from you...
  12. Events, Meets, & Regional Discussion
    Any takers on forming a strictly just Cruze meet and maybe a Cruze Cruise. It could be anywhere really..maybe just stay the cruisefrom Clearwater beach and take the gulf to St. Pete beach ??? Or maybe a Cruze talk car club? Idk just some ideas
  13. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    This thread should have minimum random chatter. Post pics of your custom engine bay. Please include a list of the modifications/add-ons present so others can decide what they like best. Any and all changes are welcome. (Includes Foreign and Domestic models) - Resonator Delete - K&N Filter -...
  14. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Last night I drove home in a 2013 Autumn Metallic Cruze LTZ. Will post build info once its received. Will post photos soon. Looking forward to getting customization ideas from the members. ~Amanda Montoya
  15. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, Just picked up a brand new 2014 Cruze LTZ RS First stop goes straight to the tint shop. 15% on the back window and 30% on the sides. Also had to wrap the bowties white. Next up is gloss black vinyl roof wrap and VG antenna install. More pics to come.
  16. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    First off dont wash a hot engine let it cool down , it can be a little warm tho but if you have just driven it give it a little time to cool off. Car hit 9000 km so I cleaned the bay up apart from dust and a very small amount of grime it was like new first of I cover my batter fuse box and...
  17. General Discussion
    Mine doesnt appear to have an actuator on it or open very far by hand... kinda dangles there... I sure hope this isnt for recirc and dealer messed up heater box install? see picture
  18. South
    There's multiple meets a week in the Tampa area and I wanted to extend the invite to other cruze owners! Is there anyone in this area or close???
  19. Cruze Owner Projects
    K&N SRI Painted Army Green Engine Cover Pained Army Green What does we think? I Like It
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