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  1. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    I took a driving trip from Central Illinois to the Florida Treasure Coast this past week. A few observations of ownership after 5 months: 1. This car (6MT diesel) has unbelievably long range. The entire drive down to Florida required a single fuel stop in Spartanburg SC. It is not possible to...
  2. Gen1 Diesel Fuel Economy
    Michigan bumped the speed limit to 75mph for the north part of my commute on highway 131 north from 70mph. Naturally people have adjusted their speeds accordingly to 80mph+. This gave me a chance to test fuel economy at higher speeds since the police wont pull you over until you are doing...
  3. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    1. Idle MAP can now be under 14 when it is NOT in a pre-regen state, (but not always). This one concerns me because now there's no way to tell when the car really does go into the pre-regen state. And no, a regen was not in progress. 2. The number of completed regens was reset to zero. 3...
  4. General Discussion
    I've got about 2700 miles on the new hatch. So far, actual mpg seems to be about 10% lower compared to the DIC, in other words, about the same as my '12 Cruze. Start/Stop doesn't work once the weather turns colder, somewhere around the mid to low 40's, from my initial observations. It is easy...
  5. 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...
  6. General Discussion
    2014+ MY 87/93 observations I’ve been alternating full tanks of 87 and 93 to work out any mpg differences between the two for my Eco. So far I’ve only got 4 complete tanks (~1600 mi) but here are the numbers. All from the same pump. 93 Premium: 795.7 Miles | 21.451 Gallons | 37.1...
  7. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    So, I noticed that sometimes my grams of soot accumulate very rapidly. I went to get my car inspected this morning. It had 15 grams when I left my house and 18 grams when I got to the station. It went from 18 to 22 on the way back to my house, about 4 miles away. I was driving gently. Later...
  8. Fuel Economy
    This past long weekend, I drove from my hometown of Maple Ridge, BC to Vernon, BC and logged 347 Km on the trip odometer. I took the coquihalla highway and the okanagan connector with my cruise control set to 125 Km/hr (limit is 120Km/hr). I filled up with 24 litres of gas on the same block I...
  9. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    I believe I may have found a easy, almost fool-proof method of identifying when a regen is occurring on the CTD. I could probably keep observing this and come to a firm conclusion, but with regens only occurring every 500-800 miles, it might take me several weeks to come to a conclusive answer...
  10. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Well, as my Cruze is parked this evening the odometer sits at 24,956, and I'm nothing but pleased with my purchase thus far. Having paid fairly close attention to the car's performance and maintenance over that time, let me lay out a few of the observations I've made for the benefit of...
  11. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    This is a corollary to my post on the "How to" sub-forum. I installed the Insight on the 4th of July, so I’ve had some time to look at displayed data. I configured the first gauge screen to show Exhaust Gas Temperature (from the probe), Soot Level (in grams), and Boost (from the factory PID)...
  12. General Discussion
    Hi All, I ordered my 2014 Cruze Eco 6MT Rainforest Green May 31th, took delivery July 14th. Only options were splash guards and oil pan heater. Got a good deal with $2500 rebates. Car had 2 miles on odometer when I got it, and coolant was up to the arrow when at full operating temp (about 1/4...
  13. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    I left to teach this morning with the outside temperature right at -20F. My Diesel started in the way I'm used to after 48 hours resting in the open wind at such temperatures - a first start that quickly stalls, followed by a second perfect, successful start. I took a video of the start, but I...
  14. General Discussion
    In the 2 weeks I've owned the car I've been enjoying it however the MyLink system has some odd features that I've yet to figure out...or maybe I'm just being an idiot. :) 1. The favorites/presets. In every car I've owned, the presets would match the source that was currently playing. Example...
  15. Gen1 Powertrain
    I did some scanning with Torque this morning on my way to work (in my Eco MT) after discovering I can add a GM set of PIDs to show KR. In any case, here are some observations I've made: 1. Your throttle position is not what you command it to be. The PCM takes your throttle input and interprets...
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