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  1. General Discussion
    I have a question, my car has 4400 miles on it and when I first checked the oil at 2000 miles and it was right in the middle of the min/max line. I checked it a few days ago and it was more closer to the min. line. I checked it 3 days in a row right before startup and all 3 times it was closer...
  2. Gen1 Service Issues
    I noticed yellow type goop underneath the oil filler cap and dip stick at the same time the engine is consuming antifreeze. The surge tank has to be refilled every 1000 miles. No coolant on the ground. Is this pointing to a head gasket leak? or oil cooler gasket leak?
  3. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    Any of you guys or gals with higher mileage, broken in engines who regularly check your oil: 1. Notice any oil consumption between OCI ? 2. If so, how much? 3. What is your typical driving cycle? I know many manufacturers claim oil consumption is normal, however in a diesel I don’t believe...
  4. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Just curious how many people with the 1.4T are in the same boat as I am. Reply with odo. mileage, too, if you don't mind, and OCI if you don't follow the OLM. Currently 96K, 5K OCI mostly on Valvoline Synpower.
  5. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    After showing "OK" for the first 3500 miles or so, my DEF level in the DIC suddenly shows 35%. I'm not a fan of the "OK" level. Just show me a percent full or life just like the oil, fuel filter, and diesel tank. Notification quirks aside, does this seem early to be needing DEF? I figured it...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello all. New here and first time posting. I have a 2013 cruze eco which was involved in a small front end collision. I purchased a bumper replacement and did the replacement without replacing the active grille shutter. This threw a CEL. I did a bit of research here and realized that the...
  7. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    The title pretty much says it all... So here's the story. Last Monday, I ran to the Post Office in my 2011 Eco with 58k miles over my lunch break. Speed limit was 25 MPH. I often just put in 6th gear & let it idle through town. However, that day it simply did not have the power to keep up...
  8. General Discussion
    What causes oil consumption? The last time my mom got her oil changed the dealer said that there was nothing showing on the dipstick. Now after about 1500-2000 miles the oil appears to be down 1/2 a quart. She gets the oil changed every 10k which is when the oil life system shows its due. Also...
  9. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    I was under the impression that a full tank of DEF would last up to 10k miles, and at the bare minimum, 7.5k. All the Chevy documentation I have found has stated 10k miles too. Now, I may use more DEF than others, but recently I emptied the tank to the 1k warning in just 2100 miles. I had the...
  10. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I have a 2011 cruze with the 1.4t. Have about 54000 km on it. It used about 1/4 liter in 3000km. I know it's not much but would like to know if anyone's car is the same. I use Penzoil synthetic pure plus 5w30 oil. Thanks Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  11. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    How does the DIC know how much fuel you are using? Is there some kind of positive displacement fuel flow meter in the fuel system? I'm trying to understand how accurate the information it provides is. Thanks
  12. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I didn't found with search so... Has anyone found fuel consumption maps of the 1.4turbo engine, which describes the fuel used g/kWh related to rpm and torgue used (like this http://www.vagarena.fi/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=426.0;attach=17207;image)?
  13. Gen1 Diesel Fuel Economy
    I have a question for other CTD owners. Have you noticed any unexplained reduction in fuel economy? The reason I ask is, today while driving home I experienced about a 3 MPG reduction for no obvious reason. I have been keeping track of my daily commute and can easily maintain 48 MPG but today...
  14. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Curious what you've noticed for number of gallons of fuel used vs the size of the fuel tank. I've filled up about 5 times since I purchased the car and waiting until the fuel indicator light turned on until filling. Both the fuel pump and DIC have agreed that I use approximately 13.8 gallons per...
  15. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    In past Ecotec engines, there has been some history of oil consumption issues. I have been checking my oil level weekly and it has slightly gone lower from the first time I checked when new (it is still in the top crosshatched area on the dipstick). Currently, I have 870 miles (1400...
  16. Fuel Economy
    Hey guys/gals My last vehicle averaged 13.7 MPG last year, so I was curious how much money I'd save on gas now owning a Cruze. So I thought I'd create a spread sheet that showed the cost of fuel during a 1 year period over a span of different mileage ratings and fuel costs. I zipped the file...
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