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  1. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hello, I've been having this issue for a while, and now that I have some more time, I've been trying to get to the bottom of it. I bought my 2014 Cruze 1.4T at 86,000miles, and now it has 89,000miles, and for a little while, I've been having an issue where, upon startup and low idle, there is a...
  2. Gen1 Powertrain
    So another leak in the Cruze. I will attach pictures. So I have had leaks in all the usual suspects, crank shaft seal, oil cooler, turbo feed line, head gasket, and what I think are timing case covers? The two little circular guys near the top left side of the engine. Replaced all of those items...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey everyone, so I've Just recently re-aquired a Chevy Cruze with a crapload of codes. Had a rough idle installing a new valve cover, new spark plugs. Which got rid of. On idle it will sometimes rev up and down (between 600-1200) and the traction control and stabilitrac will disengage until...
  4. Gen1 Powertrain
    I've greatly enjoyed my 2014 Cruze LT RS. I've learned how to deal with the 1.4 engine's idiosyncracies thanks to you folks, and know how to drive it and maintain it to keep it humming. Here's my question. I'm considering purchasing a Buick Encore for my wife, which has the same 1.4 Ecotec...
  5. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hi All !! Does the engine power /accelaration downs when you turn on the AC in Cruze Turbo. Is this normal or there is a problem? DKG
  6. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hi I'm Tonya, Aka Ladybugtonya. I'm here to learn as much as possible about my Cruze so she'll hopefully last longer than the other vehicles who had the misfortune of landing at my house where cars come to die. Yes this has been the last stop for many an older vehicles. I consider myself an...
  7. Midwest
    Now We Might Not Have full Out modded Cruzes. That may be to Funds and because the aftermarket isn't so big for the Cruze. Some people might disagreed but to me seems small. Well anyways If You guys have an Instagram and have followed fellow ecotec people or pages like the Cruze, sonic...
  8. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hi guys I am new to this forum and Cruze! Yet to own one but planning to get it. may I know how is the ecotec engine block in a 07-09 1.6L Cruze? Does it comes with forged internals like conrods and crankshaft (piston I believe should be cast). Also anyone tried to supercharge it? The reason...
  9. Fuel Economy
    Hi guys ! I have a 2011 Cruze ECO 1.8 from Korea to my local market, Peru, South America. I have a question, if the Ecotec engine is the same for all markets, the ecu is the same? Thanks in advance Rafael
  10. General Discussion
    I literally salivate at the idea of the cruze with the 2.0T ecotec engine. Will GM ever make it happen? If no, why not? Most other compact cars have performance versions, it seems silly that GM doesn't have a compact car with aftermarket capabilities. And let us be realistic, if someone is...
  11. Gen1 Powertrain
    Noticed a few things listed on the page below I had not seen else where. This page contains tons of technical information. Here is a few things I noticed, there is probably more. 1. On the video they show a standard oil filter, not a cartridge style like the current engine uses. 2. Variable...
  12. General Discussion
    GM 1.4 Turbocharger failure : Justrolledintotheshop 1.4 Turbo failure - Imgur TL;DR Owner didn't change his oil after 13k miles, Turbocharger failed.
  13. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    The plastic cover/cowling on the top of my 1.4 turbo is loose and rattles at times at idle. This is the piece that states "Ecotec". Any ideas on tightening it?
  14. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    1.4L Ecotec Throttle Body Spacer
  15. Gen1 Powertrain
    I know most of you American Cruze owners will be unfamiliar with the 1.6, but it is a very similar engine to the 1.8. This problem though, I think its likely to just be a general problem that could happen to any car, although I don't have a clue whats up with it, and thats my problem. I'll try...
  16. General Discussion
    I have it on some authority that some non english speaking markets have a turbo 1.6 litre version that does 180hp and 170lb/ft with an overboost function. I wonder if anyone has any further details.
  17. 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...
  18. General Discussion
    GM announced today that they will pump $47M into the Defiance engine foundry plant to make the engine block and crankshaft castings for the 1.4L engine for the Cruze. No production date was specified in the local newspaper article. That makes the Cruze a lot more Ohio built.
  19. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hi everybody, I am just curious if someone can tell me some experience with these two engines? I tried to find some information about 2.0 vcdi 163 but I cant find any test or anything. I know this is US forum, so propably nobody will have experience .... I just trying it. Does anybody own the...
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