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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 17 lt RS head unit outputs

    Gen2 Audio & Electronics
    My ats and 335i m class both had open RCA outs from the factory head unit to hook up an amp. Does anyone know if this is the case with the 7” mylink? I don’t want to spend all the time figuring out how to get the head unit out if someone else already know Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Low Oil pressure to head

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Just wondering if anyone has a cut-away of the 1.4T's oil gallery/passages, I suspect I have some sealant caught in the passage to the head, causing the lifters to click. I've replaced the lifters, the old ones looked fine (None of them were collapsed, there goes $200!), also used compressed...
  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. Change in Projector Head Lamp bulbs

    Gen2 Service Issues
    My 2016 GEN2 Cruze has 9005 bulbs in the headlight. I noticed the 2017's use 9012 bulbs which are supposed to be better ( H.I.R. bulbs instead of standard halogen bulbs). It looks like the 9012's will fit in the 2016 headlamp socket, and if not, the tabs on the bulb can be trimmed so they...
  7. E-12 Head Bolt Rounded

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hello, I am trying to get the head off. What a job! I bought the kit to lock the cam, crank and timing chain in place. I am now down to removing the head bolts. After searching here and other sites, I could not find the correct size socket to remove the bolts. I mistakenly used an E-14...
  8. 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...
  9. Head light replaced, beam shines down

    General Discussion
    Hi, I replaced my headlights in a 2011 cruze eco. Before it was fitted with normal h13, 55/60W. I replaced with H13 80/100W. I did not re-adjust the lights in any way but now the dims are extra dim and the brights are where the dims used to be. My question is why must I re-adjust the lights when...
  10. 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...
  11. Oil in head of engine?

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I went to change my spark plugs not to long ago and found a lot of oil in the head where the spark plug the located and this is before I had taken them out. What could be causing this? Images attached.
  12. Problem with key fob, head lamps and blower

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    Hi, So the other night when I went to get into my car, my key fob would not unlock my car. That was weird cause the lights would flash when I pressed unlock button but doors would not unlock. I used key to open door and when I turned on the car, my head lamps would not come on! I decided to...
  13. Is there a way to access the antenna plug w/o pulling the head unit?

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    I have the passenger side of my Cruze apart and remembered that my radio still only receives local stations, so I thought I would ensure the plug is all the way seated. I have shined a flashlight in there, but do not readily see the back of the head unit. Any suggestions?
  14. 2014 1.4L cracked cylinder head

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I took my wife's cruze to the dealership because the stabiltrak and traction control came on expecting the battery cable. They said they had to do diagnostics to verify that was the issue and the car was showing it had random misfires in cylinder 1 (checked engine light not on). After 3 days...
  15. 2018 Cruze 1.4 turbo cyl head.

    Gen2 Powertrain
    I was looking at the 1.4T engine and noticed the exhaust port is a single or dual port to the turbo? The turbocharger bolts directly to the cylinder head? Does anyone have any flow numbers on these cyl heads? Seems it would be pretty restrictive as compared to a four port exhaust head. It...
  16. 2011 Cruze LTZ Head Unit Replacement Recommendations Please

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    Hello Folks, Our Cruze's audio system appears to be going south. All 3 front speaks sound really distorted and also when using the Blue Tooth function you can hardly make out what the caller is saying. Found a boat load of upgrade head units online upgrading from LED to Touch screen which would...
  17. 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...
  18. Volt Led head lights

    Gen2 Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know if the volt headlights will bolt up in our Gen2's? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  19. Oil on head cover?

    Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    I took the plastic cover off of the diese today and I found two issues, one more convernign than the other. The first one was a mouse nest which I swept up no problem but I also noticed that there is what seems to be oil around the plugs on the cam cover. There’s 2 blank “plugs” on the bulges...
  20. Cracked Head

    CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    2012 Cruze 1.4 turbo. Had a cracked cylinder head replaced it along with the timing chain since there close to 70K miles on the car and everything was already torn down. Locked the crank at top dead center on tear down. The new cylinder head came pre assembled minus the cam sprockets. Can anyone...
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