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  1. Need to change the gasket

    Gen1 Service Issues
    Hi guys. It’s my first time here. Glad to see an alive page for the Cruze community. recently my check engine light came on. I popped open the hood and pretty much saw black oil residue leaking between the valve cover. Pretty much exactly as shown at the beginning of this video: The thing is...
  2. I'm not sure if I should trade in or keep my 2012 Cruze Eco

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2012 Cruze eco that I bought in 2014 with only 9 miles on the odometer. I just paid it off last month but I've had it in the shop several times. It has just under 45,000 miles but I've had issues with the gasket having to be resealed, throttle body replacement, compressor. At the moment...
  3. Persistent Oil Leak: Cracked Ol Pan Or Failing Head Gasket?

    General Discussion
    I keep having to add oil to my 2011 Chevy Cruze LTZ due to a persistent oil leak that keeps trying to run the oil tank dry. My garage mechanics noticed "a trickle" of oil coming out of my oil pan when they last checked my car a couple weeks ago. Do I have a cracked oil pan, or a failing head gasket?
  4. Head gasket blown

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2012 1.4 turbo with 150k highway miles... relatively trouble-free for last few years... recently changed water outlet, but reused coolant line back to reservoir...long story short, that blew apart, coolant gone and car overheated. Pulled over and shut off immediately... fixed hose and...
  5. Oil Leak, Possible Head Gasket repair needed? How can I tell?

    Gen1 Service Issues
    Hello I drive a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. I got an oil change and as I drove back home and pulled into my garage, I noticed smoke coming from under the hood. The oil change people mentioned the gasket looks a bit off like it could be leaking oil and to get it checked out. It looks like there...
  6. Blown Head Gasket?

    Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    I had a bunch of work done on the car in November. 3 sensors, battery, etc. The tech said (to my surprise) that my coolant reservoir was "bone dry". However the car had not overheated and there was no code or warning light to that effect. They refilled it and ran a pressure test and nothing came...
  7. Pinched valve cover gasket, burning oil

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi All, Hoping to get some opinions on my recent issue. So I had oil leak from camshaft (valve) cover gasket and I decided to replace it. Just the gasket, I know PCVs are common to fail but mine was still good so I only ordered a brand new genuine AC Delco gasket. I replaced it as shown by...
  8. Pinched valve cover gasket, burning oil

    Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Wrong section, moved my question here:
  9. 2012 Chevy Cruze LTZ 1.4L - Possible Blown Head Gasket

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Background: Purchased a car from Auction without showing it to a mechanic since the auto history of the car had no issues (Stupid me, only to realize later that the car has a major mechanical issue and that is why it ended up in a copart auction). Anyways, lesson learnt and have spent $3000...
  10. Throttle body gasket leak (2011 LT 1.4L 68K miles)

    Gen2 Powertrain
    After watching DRE Dan (Extreme Revolution) on Youtube discus pressure leak down testing boost & vacuum system, I set up a pressure gauge in a similar fashion to that shown in the video. Another user informed me that max boost pressure under...
  11. Timing chain front cover gasket replacement 1.4 turbo

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi all, I have looked all over the forums and trying to find something about replacing the timing front cover gasket and can't find anything. Maybe because there are so many posts.. Anyway What I really needed to know is do we have to pull the whole timing chain off to replace the gasket ...
  12. valve cover leak after replacement

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hello everyone, I had the PCV valve issue so i replaced the valve cover and gasket. The problem now is that i have gone through 2 valve cover gaskets and cannot get the thing to seal properly! The first one did not seal on the back side of the engine by parting line on block (rear passenger...
  13. Head gasket replaced...issues starting

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I had my 14 cruze with 83k miles in the shop for 2 weeks 3 weeks ago for a blew head gasket....I get it start it it’s fine but then I get home and go to leave to go to work and I put the key in and it wasn’t trying to start u can hear it try but then I turn key back n try again it starts right...
  14. Possible head gasket issue

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2014 Cruze 1.4t with A/t that has a pretty big list of dealer visits.. 12k Wastegate clip 13k Unidentified electrical issues 15k Inspected front right axle, scheduled serviced fluid change... dealer left cap off expansion tank, car dropped back off at 11pm with empty reservoir 18k...
  15. Valve cover gasket questions.

    Gen1 Powertrain
    Has anyone ever replaced JUST the valve cover gasket on either the 1.8 or 1.4 engine? I have oil seeping around the perimeter of my valve cover on my 1.8, so it’s safe to assume is the gasket. I have no codes being thrown or engine light. No pvc type issues with it especially it being a 1.8. So...
  16. 1.4L Eco - new valve cover gasket leaks after fixing PCV system

    Gen1 Powertrain
    Hello all. First post here...I found this forum while investigating a leaky valve cover gasket on my 2011 Cruze Eco before I was about to go on a long trip. I decided not to drive it after reading about all of the related PCV system issues, and now that it has warmed up I finally tore into it...
  17. Blown head gasket, or....?

    General Discussion
    Tore my 2013 LTZ down to the head gasket. Coolant had flooded the spark plugs, coolant in the oil, and there was a massive internal water leak (ended up in the oil). Long story short, the car had been driven without a cap on the coolant reservoir after service was done on it (shop refuses...
  18. 2016 Cruze Turbo Leaking Oil Pan Gasket At 22K

    Gen2 Service Issues
    Just came across this site. Really frustrated right now. We just bought bought our 2016 cruze with 22,000 miles. We had previously leased it and loved the car and decided to buy it. We have been the only owners. All oil changes have been conducted with dealer. One week after purchasing...
  19. Blown head gasket? Seized?

    General Discussion
    2013 Cruze LTZ I took the car in the other day to have the water pump gasket replaced. Well, apparently the cap for the coolant reservoir wasn't put back, and it over heated on the freeway today. From the time it told me the AC was being turned off to the time I had the car pulled over and...
  20. 2013 LT valve cover gasket 100K warranty?

    General Discussion
    Hello fellow Cruisers looking for some help . I brought my cruze in today for an oil change at Tires Plus. When they gave the car back to me they told me I had three separate leaks. (W0133-1898144)Oil pan gasket which they said it was a just a slight leak-recommend (vs50807r)Valve cover...