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  1. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Over 7 years with this car and I have a question about the dipstick. I have come to terms with the fact that I will be branded a dunce. I noticed that if I check the engine oil level with the dipstick's cross hatches on top facing up, I get a lower reading than when I take a reading with the...
  2. General Discussion
    Hey everyone, today i pulled my oil cap off while the car was running and heard a deep fluttering sound. I immediately thought blow by. However there is a slight vacuum there and it's enough to make the car idle rough. I pulled the dipstick and could hear it sucking there and some oil sloshing...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    So my 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ W/107,000 miles very recently started losing oil(1 quart over 6 months) and coolant as well as idling very poorly. And most recently the oil dipstick has had ALOT of negative pressure on it to the point if I pull it out it doesn't stutter and then quickly bounce back...
  4. Gen2 Powertrain
    Okay, so I'm not sure why. But I just did a fresh Oil change, go-to check the oil and it shows nothing on the dipstick? I put about 4.2-4.5 quarts in it.
  5. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I have a 2016 LT Limited cruze Turbo. No idea how to read the oil dipstick. Attached is the picture of it. My oil is at the TOP of the top hashed area. Is this too much?
  6. General Discussion
    I've been reading here for a while, but cannot find my issue here nor anywhere else on the internet. Various dealer service techs have given mixed advice on the potential severity of the issue. I took my '11 Cruze to Valvoline Instant Oil Change on June 1 for a standard change @ 96,302mi...
  7. General Discussion
    I own a 2013 1.4L Cruze. This week I received a message on the DIC stating, "change engine oil soon". I had put about 5,000 miles on since the last oil change. So OK, the message seemed reasonable. For the heck of it, I then proceeded to check the oil level after letting the car sit for about...
  8. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    So my 2014 1.4L recently hit me with a P0171 code. I looked all over the site and found it's most likely the PCV valve. I also noticed an awful squeak while it's idled but when I pulled the dipstick out, the squeaking stopped. Looking on the site, I see that could be a bad seal. Would the bad...
  9. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Stock 2013 Cruze 1.4 Auto 102,500 miles Past few months I've been hearing a squeaking coming from under the hood of my car. At first I thought it was the serpentine belt, so I replaced it with no luck. Then I thought it was the serpentine belt tensioner, so I replaced that with no such luck...
  10. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I swapped engines from a 2011 LUJ to a 2015 LUV due to a cracked piston. The new engine likes to burn oil until it gets to the bottom of the dipstick and then seems to be OK. If I add oil to bring it back up to the normal range, It will just burn it until it is back down again. It will have...
  11. Gen1 Service Issues
    My 2014 1LT has been virtually problem free. Heard more than normal ticking today, decided to pull dipstick and check new oil, reading is spot on. Noticed an immediate whistling noise from the filler tube and clicking from the valve cover, like something is slapping around. The Idle actually...
  12. Gen1 Powertrain
    I was wondering has anyone, or if not WILL anyone maKe a sort of diy dipstick for the automatic transmission on these cars? It's just ridiculous these things don't come with a dipstick! GM had no right trying to come up with some sealed for life transmission which is complete bull crap...
  13. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I have a unmolested 2012 Cruze Eco with a 1.4L and 116,000 Miles. When I was driving to work tonight, the check engine light comes on. I get to work and open the hood and see oil around the dipstick. I don't have my code reader handy so I cannot see the codes that it has. Oil level on dipstick...
  14. Gen1 Powertrain
    When I pull the dipstick the car changes its idle and you can feel air coming from dipstick hole. You can place your finger over the hole and the car will go back to idling normal? Any one else ever heard of this???? Dealer said this was normal and nothing to worry about.
  15. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi folks. It seems to me GM couldn't have made a more confusing dipstick if they'd tried. I don't know if they've redesigned it since 2011; please see the attached image. My interpretation of the owner's manual, which isn't all that clear, is below. Could somebody verify that the diagram is...
  16. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I checked my oil today, and it wasn't entirely clear which line was 'full'. There are 4 blocks seperated by 3 lines on the dipstick. Does full mean the oil is in the 4th block up from the bottom? Thanks
  17. Gen1 Service Issues
    ...from the new October 2011 GM Techlink website: 1.4L and 1.8L Engine Oil Dipstick and Oil Fill Cap Installation - GM Techlink
  18. General Discussion
    Hi all, I just got my Cruze back from it's first service. As always I check the oil level. I am sure they overfilled the oil, please see image below and reply. In my opinion the oil should be on or a bit below the black arrow, the red arrow is where the oil level is currently. Maybe I am...
  19. Gen1 Service Issues
    5200 miles and gone..It was there at 2200 when i changed oil. Thats a dipstick for you.
  20. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    My 1.4T appears to be slightly overfilled from the factory (it is at the top of the top crosshatched area). Is this above full? The Owners Manual isn't very specific about what the proper full mark is on the dipstick.
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