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  1. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    I will preface this with saying that I am by no means an expert. A LOT of reading and trial/error have gone into what I have learned, so if there are errors, please don't be a **** about it, but for sure post in the thread so we can clear it up. The VVE tables (Virtual Volumetric Efficiency)...
  2. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    Here to fine tune my original DIY post on fixing the P2076 intake manifold tuning valve issues. Symptom: CEL is illuminated with code P2076 - intake manifold tuning valve position sensor or switch circuit range / performance Problem: The lever connecting the tuning motor to the intake manifold...
  3. Gen1 Interior Tutorials
    This is not the only thread on this subject, but I wrote this to clarify some misinformation and my procedure was a bit different, so I hope you do not get upset with me for posting this. Robert Overview: This idea started one day when I read a Sonic Forum post about adding paddle shifters...
  4. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    Last fall I replaced my own water pump. I know it's under warranty. I decided to do this and it worked for me. If you have a good shop great, for those of us that don't or want to tackle this themselves this is an alternative. This is something that worked for me. I'm not responsible for...
  5. Gen2 Audio/Electrical Tutorials
    Jump to post 13 for the tutorial Hey everyone! I have had my 2017 Cruze for about a month, and am looking to "permanently" install my dash cam. It is a N2 Pro. I purchased a Vivocation Vico-plus, as I have heard it's the best at preserving battery life whilst offering parking mode. The...
  6. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    How-To: Charge pipe clean - up. Overview: This is going to be a quick how-to for cleaning the charge pipe that is likely to leak boost over time. It gets dirt and stone inside. You may also want to remove the driver's side one and clean it, but that one was not leaking for me. The passenger...
  7. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    How-To: Install Clutch Accumulator Bypass Mod Overview: The clutch on the 2011-2016 Limited Cruze uses two components to soften shifts and protect the drivetrain from beginners. First is the CDV (clutch delay valve, technically a restrictor), which limits clutch fluid flow. This is done to...
  8. Gen1 Audio/Electrical Tutorials
    Installing A Boost & Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge in a two-pod pillar from start to finish Over View: Before doing any serious engine mods, I wanted to be able to monitor what was going on. I thought the two gauges that made the most sense were the Boost and Air/Fuel Ratio gauges. They are...
  9. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    How-To: GM 1.4L LUV/LUJ PCV Fix Kit V2 Install Overview: For details and ordering information on the PCV Fix kits, go to: Welcome to CruzeKits.com - Home of the PCV Fix Kit Note: This PCV fix kit has been replaced by the V2.1 PCV Fix kit, which uses a EVAP purge line "Y" fitting for a vacuum...
  10. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    How-To: GM 1.4L LUV/LUJ PCV Fix Kit V1 Install Overview: For details and ordering information on the PCV Fix kits, go to: GM 1.4L Turbo Intake Manifold PCV Valve Fix Kits This thread provides instructions for installing the V1 PCV Fix Kit for the 2011-2016 Limited Chevy Cruze, as well as the...
  11. Gen1 Appearance/Body Tutorials
    How-To: Paint and Install a Smoothlock door lock cover Overview: I wanted a way to enhance my Cruze (or 5th Gen Camaro) and this little item fit the bill perfectly. It covers up the only “eyesore” on the driver’s side of the vehicle. It is a quick, simple and relatively inexpensive way of...
  12. Gen1 Brakes/Suspension Tutorials
    How-To: Upgrade to Whiteline Control Arm Bushings Overview: Over time, the control arm bushings on your car will get worn and soft. In addition, the OE control arm bushings are soft to begin with for comfort. Soft or worn control arm bushings cause the wheel to gain positive camber in hard...
  13. Gen1 Brakes/Suspension Tutorials
    You will only need a couple tools for this. You will need the strut bar if course. I believe BNR has it. Should take 10 to 30 minutes to install depending on how fast you go with these tools. It's awkward at times when putting the nuts to torque. You will need a lb/ft torque wrench, a 7mm Allen...
  14. Gen1 Brakes/Suspension Tutorials
    How-To: Install Whiteline BHR93 Rear Sway Bar (2011-2016.5 Cruze) Overview: The rear axle has some anti-sway capability in the Gen1 Cruze, but ultimately allows a great deal of body roll. This ultimately causes cornering traction and performance to suffer. Whiteline makes a rear sway bar that...
  15. Gen1 Brakes/Suspension Tutorials
    How-To: Install 2011-2016 Cruze Ultra Racing Rear Lower Bar Overview: The UR rear lower chassis bar is a quick and simple upgrade that reduces body flex on the Gen1 Cruze during cornering maneuvers and improves ride stability and comfort. Tools Required: - 10mm socket (if Eco trim) - 18mm...
  16. Gen2 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    I found this while searching. All credit goes to the authors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF_naWXF0z4
  17. 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...
  18. Gen1 Engine/Transmission Tutorials
    How-To: Replace 2011-2016 Cruze 1.4L Coolant/Water Outlet Overview: The coolant/water outlet on the 1.4L Turbo engine has a high rate of failure and typically begins to leak at the joint between the water outlet and the recovery tank hose. The repair involves replacement of both the water...
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