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  1. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    My car is coming up on 90k miles and the dealer recommends that I get a trans flush. I've heard mixed feelings about having one done. I have a 2014 and it seems to be running fine. What is everyone else's opinion on this?
  2. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey everyone. I recently noticed on my wifes chevy cruze that it was a little low on coolant. Being the super genius that I am, (sarcasm), I added regular antifreeze to it. That was a couple days ago. I noticed today that the windows were fogging up more than usual. We had hot food in the car so...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I have a 2013 Cruze LT, I'm a hair over 50k miles and figured I'd look into changing my trans fluid myself. Is there a recommended fluid you guys here on the forum use beside amsoil, as well as how much it is to fill back up? I've hard stories on how a lot of people don't bother changing the...
  4. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi all! I have a 2013 LT 1.4 and was wondering what to do... My current mileage is 74038 and I have no idea if the fluid in the Transmission has ever been changed. I am planning on buying Ammsoil ATF fluid regardless but am just curious as to whether I should get it "changed" or "flushed"...
  5. General Discussion
    Just bought a used 2013 Chevy Cruze LS. It was fine but th engine makes a little more noise than I thought it would. Within the first week the ignition coil went bad. Fixed that and it’s great. But when I replaced the plugs I noticed it was quite black in the cylinders. Could that be the cause...
  6. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    My 2013 Cruze has a 1.4L engine in it with 87,396 miles (140,651 Km) on it. I bought the car used when it had 76,488 miles (123,095 Km) and have no idea if the OE automatic transmission fluid is in there. I've been reading on here that I should replace it every 45k miles and I've been reading...
  7. Gen1 Service Issues
    I just completed XR's great coolant flush and water outlet replacement DIY instructions. I found my old water outlet was coated in thick white scaling. This is from a 2012 Cruze with 72k miles. Does this white scaling exist within the entire cooling system - engine, radiator, hoses...
  8. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hello, how can I quickly cool the engine before and during a coolant flush? On my 2002 Benz, I can leave the key in position 2 with the climate control on max heat and max fan. Though the coolant pump isn't running, this quickly cools the engine by sucking the engine heat out through the...
  9. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Anyone get this done? I'm at 73k and the car seems to be shifting a little sloppy lately so I was going to get it done. Cost is 180 which from what I read in diffeeent threads and looking online seems less than the cost of the fluid alone. The dealer assured me thats the price and its the same...
  10. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Wow, I went to 2 different dealers for a price on my transmission flush. And I got a big difference in prices from $229 to $170. Big difference, I think I will go to Chevy for my transmission flush for $170! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  11. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    How-To: 2011-2016 Cruze Antifreeze/Coolant Flush Overview: The DexCool antifreeze/coolant in the Cruze is rated for 5 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. At the end of that service interval, it needs to be flushed out and replaced with new antifreeze. You can do this easily in your...
  12. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    what is the best offset / tire size for wheels that are 18x8? I have an Eco with stock wheels measuring 17x7. I want them to sit flush with little wheel gap. I also ordered KSport Coilovers so I will be lowering a bit. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. I would like them to sit like the attached...
  13. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    I have 55K on my 2014 diesel Cruze and saw that they recommend flushing the automatic transmission fluid at 45K. I was going to have the dealer do it and they quoted me $488. Just wondering when everyone else is doing this service and what you're paying? My miles are probably 75% highway and 25%...
  14. General Discussion
    My 2011 Cruze just reached 100,000 miles and I made an appointment for her first oil change after reaching this milestone. When I called the dealer to schedule an appointment, the service advisor recommended a transmission fluid exchange. I accepted his offer, as I have not had that performed in...
  15. Gen1 Powertrain
    I know there is tons of information on here about people doing their own drain and fill. Since the dealership wasn't charging me as much as I thought, I went ahead and let them do it. At about 70,000 miles the service advisor told me she saw the fluid and it was very black and it was a good call...
  16. General Discussion
    Is there any advantage for getting a transmission flush for with a manual gearbox? Since there's no torque converter like on a automatic, I'd imagine almost all fluid gets changed from just doing a drain and fill. Dealer charges close to $200 for a transmission flush. Is it worth it? Bought the...
  17. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    2011 Cruze LT(1.4L, 6t40 trans) At about 50k miles I did a transmission fluid change. That's about the same time I got the car. Upon draining the fluid I found that the fluid was black as oil with a reddish tint in the light. The fluid did not smell burnt. Smelt like regular old ATF. I ran my...
  18. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    How often should I flush my trans? my 13 just hit 30k a little bit ago and the dealer was pushing a transmission flush on me, but I was hesitant as it cost $130. Any opinions? I do drive aggressively sometimes because the car is a little more lively with a tune, I just want to keep everything...
  19. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    My mechanic is saying that my brakes fluid needs to be changed at 60,000. I did check my owners manual (2012) but it doesn't say anything about the change. So, is it wise to change it or is my mechanic yanking my chain? Thanks
  20. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Dealer says I should have a transmission flush around 45,000 mi. but I am reading in my manual 97,500 mi. I don't mind having it done, just looking for clarification. At 45,000 mi. the manual says to inspect the EVAP system, change air filter and oil change/rotate tires. Thanks.
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