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  1. Gen1 Powertrain
    Just curious if anyone else out there has had experience with these things yet? I got one about a month ago, but I also gapped my plugs to .35 before I got it. I am going to get new plugs next month, but I am just curious what gap others are running and if they notice a difference running this...
  2. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I decided to check my spark plug gap today they are all right around 0.027 - 0.029. I'm going to try setting them all to 0.035 as I've read a lot of people noticing good results. I don't know much about spark plugs this is all a learning process for me.. I've done a little research and but would...
  3. Gen1 Service Issues
    Just thought I would let everyone know just in case. Check the plug gap before installing new plugs. I bought 4 new AC Delco plugs for my 2014 1.4L that were supposed to be pre-gapped at 0.028 They were not! All of them were wrong ranging from 0.022 to 0.024 A simple $1.50 tool was all I...
  4. General Discussion
    Had my coilovers installed and there is metal to metal noises coming from front right corner. I noticed there’s a pretty decent gap between the top strut plate and frame of the car. I got a strut bar to hopefully fill the gap and make everything secure but there still movement and the strut bar...
  5. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hey everyone. For the past month or so I have been having some issues with my 12 Cruze witht the 1.4 and 6MT. It seems to hesitate/studder when under acceleration. It happens for a couple seconds and then goes away. It usually only happens when going up hill which is why I thought maybe a...
  6. Gen1 Powertrain
    When I picked up my used Cruze, power was lacking. Fuel economy wasn't great either. So, like many in this forum, I checked the spark plug gap. Sure enough, the gaps were low. No problem, re-gaped and off to the races. Power was up as was economy. End of story? Nah. I got the Tri tune and have...
  7. General Discussion
    fellas, im getting a serious bog down low, car only comes alive at about 2700rpm's and falls off again around 3500... Plug gap maybe? no boost leaks according to the boost psi and the map psi...HELP Ps. If you're going to say something stupid like the car is turbo'd... i get it, it needs boost...
  8. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hey guys, so I recently got a 2012 1.4 LT with about 60k miles and I decided I would be proactive and do basic maintenance (since the dealership didn't). One of the planned jobs was to replace the spark plugs. I read that GM's recommended plug gap was .28 but I was surprised when I pulled the...
  9. General Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've researched on here some common mods people do with their Cruze and came across the spark plug gap issue. Many have noted it should be adjusted to 0.035 as opposed to the 0.028-029 from the factory. My question is, would the dealer adjust them accordingly per the AllData...
  10. Gen1 1.8L
    Hello I have an auto trans 2014 1.8 ls and wanted to know if anyone with the same car that adjusted their spark plug gap fixed throttle response lag. Another thing to note, I have A/C on all the time because its hot in texas right now everything stock except k&n sri edit: made the change to...
  11. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I just pulled my plugs the other day, to see what they look like, and up the gap to .030. Getting way more power now, and boost has gone up. I bought the car at 18,000 Km's, so it didn't really need touching but I figured I'd look anyways. It surprised me to find that all of the plugs came out...
  12. General Discussion
    Anyone have a 2016 cruze limited. I just recently purchased one and i noticed that their seems to be a large gap in the trunk where the liner isn't covering. Does that seem to be normal for the car. I have another cruze and the liner is the exact same size. So is the trunk a little bigger or was...
  13. General Discussion
    I havent been on here in a while but when i was i remmember there was much speculation about the plugs. Did we ever come to which are the best for this car and what the best gap is for a completely stock 1.4t? Thanks in advance
  14. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I own a 2011 1.4L LT RS and going to calibrate over night tonight but I wanna know if re-gapping is recommended? What gap are you running with your trifecta tune? I have the BKR8EIX plugs gapped at .033(ish) right now! Is there one better than the other? I'm not really concerned with MPG so...
  15. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey guys I'm new to this website and I'm just wondering what the proper spark plug gap size to get better performance? if someone could help me out:) Thanks:)
  16. General Discussion
    I was reading a few threads about spark plug gap, so I decided to check mine. I have a 2014 Cruze LTZ 1.4. My gaps were all .18-.20. I changed them to .35 and noticed a marked improvement in acceleration. Before, it seemed like my car would lag or bog down when I tried to accelerate. I'll take...
  17. General Discussion
    Not sure how to explain this. But I have an LS model 2015 Cruze. I noticed the steering wheel that there is a gap next to the area where it has the controls to do things to the radio on the right side. The left side of the center of the steering wheel, where you push the horn it is more pushed...
  18. Fuel Economy
    My understanding is that often cruzes come gapped at .025 and the book says .028. Past discussions encouraged regapping the plugs at .035 but since then I decided to bring it down to .032 which is where I have been running it for sometime and I like it. (May even be helping with gas mileage...
  19. Fuel Economy
    Hey everyone, Read a bunch of threads about the plug gap issues on older Cruzes and decided to check mine since the Car only has 600km on it. Plug gaps were consistent @ 21-22, so I gapped them to 27.5. Car seems to idle smoother at the very least. I'll see MPG in the morning on my daily...
  20. Gen1 1.8L
    So after reading the issues about the plug gaps on the Cruze's being all out of whack from the factory and the result it's had on performance, (even on the 1.8's) I decided to check/change mine. My 2012 1.8 has 47K miles and I'm the second owner. I pulled the plugs and realized they are the...
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