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  1. Gen1 Service Issues
    This is a 2014 1.8L with about 94000 miles on it. Over the last 2 oil changes (which I do every 5k), I noticed that the oil level on the dipstick was a little more than 1 quart low. So it's slowly losing oil. But I'm not seeing any puddles on my garage floor and I can't see any obvious places...
  2. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I haven't been able to find any topics discussing this. I was wanting to check the fluid level in my manual transmission because it has been hard to shift in gears 1-3 at lower speeds. I'm running amsoil 75-90 transaxel and Mt fluid that is about 1.5 yrs old. I just can't remember if...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Well, today is the day I've been looking forward to all winter. Took my cruze out of storage and on the drive home I noticed the temp gauge was a bit higher than normal (a few ticks above half way). I also noticed that the heater was not blowing hot air. Checked coolant reservoir once I got...
  4. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    At about 14,000 miles I am down to 10% left on my oil life. When filling up the other day I noticed the oil level in the crankcase appears to be above the "FULL" mark on the dipstick. Any thoughts on this? Do you think the colder weather has fuel washing past the rings during regen and diluting...
  5. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    I thought I read about this before here but I cannot find it. Almost directly above the oil drain bolt, there is a C clip with a sensor plug in. Not sure what that is but looks like possibly a oil level sensor. It appears to be leaking from there, is that a known issue on these? Is it covered...
  6. Gen1 Service Issues
    I had to replace an O2 sensor in my 2012 Cruze Eco Manual at 50K miles. I have the bank 1 code going off again with performance issues and poor gas milage. The second O2 sensor was a Bosch and lasted 70K miles. Anyway recommend Denso over Bosch? Does that sound like the usual life expectancy...
  7. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    So my DIC display is saying DEF is at 25%, odd, since I had recently added a 2.5 Gal jug. So I go to fill it and end up topping it off, completly full.. the DIC still says 25%, it takes a few drive cycles to adjust, but in this case it has been well beyond that, and it still says, 25%. The...
  8. General Discussion
    I just bought a new 2018 Cruze with 1.4L turbocharged engine, automatic. My owners manual recommends a minimum of 87 octane. I use Shell gas and I'm considering trying the middle grade or premium to see if there's any difference in performance. Also wondering if premium would be overkill for a...
  9. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hello, I found my 2012 Cruze to be extremely low on coolant. However, the instrument cluster never indicated that my coolant was low. I wonder if my coolant level sensor is broken. What level of coolant in the tank will cause the coolant low message is triggered? Is there a way I can...
  10. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    I was playing with a scan tool today while driving and was trying to find a way to check my def tank level. Normally the DIC shows "OK" until around 34-36% before it starts showing a number. Right now it just says "OK". So monitoring while driving it showed my NOx reagent tank level at 100%...
  11. General Discussion
    I own a 2013 1.4L Cruze. This week I received a message on the DIC stating, "change engine oil soon". I had put about 5,000 miles on since the last oil change. So OK, the message seemed reasonable. For the heck of it, I then proceeded to check the oil level after letting the car sit for about...
  12. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    '17 CTD ~11k mi Currently the DIC tells me I have 18% in the DEF tank. The DEF countdown warning I started getting each time I start the car tells me I have 260 miles range. These don't agree with each other. 18% of a tank of DEF should take me WAY farther than 260 miles. I've put a jug of DEF...
  13. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Has anyone else experienced an oil level overfill after a Chevy dealership service?My last experience was to drain 1/2 quart out to bring the level down to the very top of the cross hatched area on the dip stick.I feel I am going to have to be proactive with this car.Thanks,Cruisinred....
  14. General Discussion
    I've recently went for a service (wrote extensively about it in another thread on how it cost me $600+)... and dealership was supposed to top off coolant as part of the service. Today when inspecting under the hood I saw this: Now, I am just learning about my car thanks to this forum. I've...
  15. General Discussion
    The hard way! Had to add about an inch of coolant a few days ago to bring level up in reservoir. No drips no smells no nothing until yesterday when about a block from home steam came rolling out. Turned out to be the coolant line from the reservoir just broke off sending the sticky stuff all...
  16. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Living in Arizona with 80 degrees, I turned my AC on. Had no issue with it at all. When "A FUEL LEVEL LOW" message appeared in DIC. AC no longer working as I thought it was something wrong with it. I stopped at gas station to refill diesel in tank to full. Then I started it up and now AC...
  17. General Discussion
    Could someone please show me where the coolant should be cold on the 2011 cruze 1lt. This is what the owners manual says: "Fill the coolant surge tank withthe proper DEX-COOL coolant mixture to the indicated level mark" But then does not tell you what is the indicated level mark. I see the...
  18. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Anyone burning oil between oil changes I'm loosing about a 1/8 of a quart every 6k miles or so
  19. Fuel Economy
    Hi, so I recently bought a Cruze, and I noticed the on the highway at least during the Fall, I was getting ~34 mpg. I read up on here about how the 1.4 L turbocharged Cruze can take advantage of higher octane fuel for better responsiveness and possibly better fuel economy, so I tried it out...
  20. Gen1 Powertrain
    I ran a search and there is still some confusion in my mind. Is the arrow on the coolant reservoir the min hot, min cold, max hot, or max cold? I already read the manual and it says coolant should be at the top of the arrow. But the manual doesn't say if the top of the arrow in min or max...
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