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  1. Gen1 Service Issues
    My 2013 Cruze had a coolant odor issue, and occasional burning plastic odor also. It was serviced 3 times with no resolution. Today it apprears that a final resolution has been made. Through the hard work of my local dealer's service team and the GM national service rep a remedy seems to now be...
  2. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    Made a quick vid while working on the car today. I got rid of the factory shorty vent tube that only goes a few inches off the reserve and added a 5ft hose. Smell has been greatly reduced but is still evident when the car first hits operating temp. Might be residual in the HVAC system, should...
  3. General Discussion
    Odd thing. Since I got the cruise upgrade on my LS, the coolant temp no longer appears on the DIC. I have tire pressure, oil life, voltage, a blank screen where the temp used to be, and the US/metric selector. I just spoke to my SA at Thorobred Chevy about it; he says the reflash shouldn't have...
  4. Gen1 Service Issues
    This is the softplug I have been talking about behind the pulley. It can't be seen without removing the water pump pulley. My car was also leaking from one of the top bolts on the pump. This is the second cruze we have discovered this on. But we have only had three or four in for a smell or...
  5. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    All - I'm taking my 2012 with 29k miles to the shop tomorrow (warranty) for idling rough. I changed the oil today because even though its not due, I don't want the hassle of any BS (was BS'd when I had the 'your car may catch fire' recall poorly done). When I was changing my oil, I noticed...
  6. Gen1 Service Issues
    *It would be great for everyone to take the 2 seconds to answer the poll question, thanks!* One of the theories that makes a lot of sense is that hot coolant exits the radiator under pressure, where it can't boil, and then begins to boil in the reserve tank, creating vapors that end up leaking...
  7. Gen1 Powertrain
    Rather than post in a random thread, I thought it would be better to provide an accurate account in a dedicated thread. 11/28/12: I found the coolant level was a bit low, when doing an oil change. I stopped by the dealer and had it topped off at 3475 miles, 11/29/12: And as of today, at...
  8. Gen1 Service Issues
    Went in for a strong coolant smell inside the cabin. The dealership was unable to find any leaks, but did acknowledged a very strong coolant smell. Three days later they called back and after speaking with GM tech, since they could figure it out, they determined the fix is a hood seal and a...
  9. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    this is my first turbo car and i was just wondering is it norma for the coolant to get low. ive had this car brand spanking new with 7 miles and now at 7000 miles and the coolant is more the half empty. is that normal for a turbo car because it runs hotter? please let me know...
  10. General Discussion
    I am going to install a coolant heater on the cruze soon. Wondering who has one installed already and what did they use. I plan on installing a zerostart circulation heater to get the temp up for mileage reasons. I have noticed that the temp takes about 15 mins to get to thermostat setting...
  11. Gen1 Service Issues
    My ECO maximum coolant level when cold will not stay there. A few times I have added a cup or more of Dex-Cool to the arrow on the side. I drive 40 miles, let it cool all day, & check. It falls an inch. The car gurgles about 10 minutes when I shut it off. There are no leaks on the ground or in...
  12. Gen1 Powertrain
    I'm sure this has been beat to death, but I have to ask. Has anyone experienced the odor of engine coolant while running the heat and has it been resolved at the dealer? Were they able to fix it....?? I don't want to bring the car in if it's not going to get anything fixed. Thanks!!
  13. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hello, I took my Cruze in today for a tire rotation and loss of coolant in the reservoir. After driving about 15 miles from the dealer, I received a Service Tire Monitor System message in my dash display. I checked the tire pressure of the vehicle and noticed the front driver side tire was...
  14. General Discussion
    Noticed small amount of coolant on the floor of my garage after having the oil changed. Today I ran home for an errand and noticed a strong coolant smell and vapor coming from under the hood. I opened the hood and coolant was leaking out from somewhere under the resovoir and vigorously boiling...
  15. Specifications
    Engine Cooling System Specifications (LUJ) Application Specification Metric English Cooling System Water Pump Design Rotary Pump Cooling Filling Quantity 6.2 L 6.6 quart Thermostat (Grid Controlled) Thermostat Opening 0V 105°C 221°F...
  16. Gen1 Service Issues
    Models: 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze Equipped with 1.4L Turbo Engine (RPO LUJ) Some customers may comment on a coolant leak, low coolant reservoir level, a hot engine message or lack of heat as a result of low coolant levels. Coolant may be leaking from the water pump mounting bolts...
  17. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hi all, been a while. I have a 2011 Cruze with the 1.4T. I have 14,000 miles on it, had it since June of 2011. Anyway, I happened to check the coolant today out of curiosity, and it's about an inch maybe above the hose at the bottom. That seems to me like it's way lower than it should be. Is...
  18. Gen1 Powertrain
    Can anyone confirm if the top of the arrow is where the coolant level is supposed to be at when the engine is cold? The manual doesn't specifically say that or my reading comprehension plain out sucks. The pencil mark is where my coolant is when the engine is cold.
  19. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hi all, I just want to make sure that the coolant cap is supposed to be very easy to twist. All my previous vehicles required that I pushed down hard to twist like a perscription drug bottle. This one I am able to turn without doing that. Thanks!
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