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  1. 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. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    Hi all, I bought a sedan 1SH, it doesn’t have a oil pan heater. Can one be purchased and installed after the fact? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hello, The dealership informed me of oil leak around the oil pan on my 2012 Cruze with 75k miles. They recommended oil pan reseal. I see dark oil stain above the pan bolts as well and wonder if the leak is further up? Or perhaps the oil wicked upwards? I am trying to figure if this should be...
  4. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi. This weekend I have asked the local mechanic to changed the oil for my 2012 cruze eco manual car. I have to ask the local mechanic help because the head of the original oil plug was stripped. At first I wanted to buy the exact oil plug, with 10mm head, but I tried AutoZone, Parts America...
  5. General Discussion
    2014 LS oil pan got cracked so had to replace. Car was jacked up for about a week waiting for the pan to get in. Had to remove exhaust and jack up engine a bit to get the pan off. Everything is back together and no more leaks but car will not start now. When I can get it to crank over it's...
  6. General Discussion
    Hi all, I looked on the DIY for this and could not find it, so someone may be able to direct me ??. After washing down the motor it looks like i have an oil leak from the oil pan gasket ? RTV sealant ? near but not the Crank shaft pulley on the front I also noticed what it looks like a bung ...
  7. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    I am getting ready to order a Cruze sedan with the 1.6 and manual and I'm trying to decide what add-ons I want. I can't decide if the oil pan heater would really be useful where I live ... I'm in Delaware and we usually have only a few days in below 20F, single digits pretty rare and 0F very...
  8. 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...
  9. Gen2 Powertrain
    My 2017 Cruze Diesel with manual transmission did not come with an oil pan heater. The dealership told me it had one but in reality it did not. So after much research, I have found very little info on the 2017 Cruze turbo diesel oil pan heater. Here is what I have found. If equipped "new" the...
  10. Gen1 Service Issues
    Do you have to drop the engine to change the oil pan on 2013 chevy cruze? Thanks
  11. Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2013 Cruze LTZ. I have noticed for the past few months every so often there is a drip of oil on the driveway about 2 inches in diameter. Anyways I looked under it with a flash light and I can see some oil has spread. I took it in to get looked at and they said that it was a ‘slow seep...
  12. Gen2 Service Issues
    Keep an eye on the underside of your car as we are starting to see an upward trend of 2016.5-2017 Cruze's coming in for leaking oil pans. The oil leak is moderate to severe. At this time, there is no "average" mileage of when it happens, but I will keep you updated as time goes on. Keep in...
  13. Gen2 Service Issues
    Anyone else experience a leaking oil pan got mine replaced at 7700 kms and I've driven 200 kilometres artist and it's leaking again! The service advisor said it's a common thing on the new cruze. Please share your experience please.
  14. General Discussion
    Hey everyone, so I was out in Montana this summer and needed an oil change. I usually do it myself but was 2000 miles from home so had the GM dealer in Bozeman do it for me. Now that I'm back home I went to change the oil before a long road trip for Thanksgiving and find out the technician WAY...
  15. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi. Cruzer: I have damaged my oil pan plug. I will ask a local shop to change oil this time. The shop is charging $39.99+tax for the synthetic oil change. They also charge $3 for the stripped oil pan plug. I do not know if they will use the original plug. I want to buy the plug myself. I went...
  16. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    appears thats where its coming from, dunno if theres an actual gasket or if its rtv....can find oil pan on parts diagram, but no gasket. oil level is fine. 60,000 miles looking from front.
  17. Gen2 Powertrain
    My gen2 was leaving oil spots on the garage floor. Made a service appointment at the dealer and got it fixed. They removed and re-sealed the oil pan. They gave me a loaner (gen1 Cruze) while they had the car. They only had mine for a couple hours. When I got mine back, I put a piece of white...
  18. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Has anyone installed an OEM Oil Pan Heater themselves? I also have a RAM EcoDiesel and here is a little secret - they all have block heaters, you just buy the cord off of eBay and you now have a working block heater. I really can't image it could be that simple for the CTD. Thanks, Jesse
  19. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Is this the oil pan plug for A GM 1.8 L dual overhead cam four cylinder 2014 Cruze? The dealer told me it should be removable with a standard socket so I just want to make sure if this is the oil pan or not