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  1. Gen2 Powertrain
    Hi All, I am ~not~ a car person, but wanted to see if anyone has any insight on a problem my vehicle is having. The first dealer isn't very helpful and am going to another this week. A couple of months ago, my 2018 Cruze had a major problem with the pistons where they had to be rebuilt. My...
  2. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi all, I am in the middle of taking two engines and turning them into one for my turbocharged 2014 Cruze (1.4 Litre). I am just about to put the pistons in, but I can't find the photos I took that show the arrow direction on the top of the piston. Can Anyone help me?
  3. General Discussion
    Hi folks! New member here. Owner of a 2012 Cruze 1.8 with 66k KM (around 41k miles) I live in Central America (Guatemala), I bought my car new in the local GM dealer. Probably I am the first user in central america that posts something here. One month ago I started with the classic PCV issue...
  4. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    So finally on my way to my parents to use the garage to put the ported intake on car bogs down and as always when something goes wrong the check power steering and check traction control messages pop up and look at that blinking check engine light shows up, oh great misfire. So towed to their...
  5. Gen2 Powertrain
    Hi guys. My 2016 generation 2 Cruze is arriving next week after exporting out of USA to Caribbean. I was just watching Skotty Kilmer on YouTube and he said that the Cruze was one of the worst cars GM ever made. I still love that I made the choice to buy a used Cruze but he had me thinking...
  6. Gen2 Powertrain
    Just been diagnosed with the dreaded cracked piston. '17 Premier Hatch with 20k on it. Are the other 3 pistons a ticking time bomb? Should I trade it off asap after the first piston gets fixed?
  7. Gen2 Powertrain
    Hi everyone, I have a 2016 2nd generation Cruze on way to me via a shipper that I bought online. I have been doing some reading and am very fearful of the Piston damage that I've read is very prevalent with some gen2 cruzes. Can anyone suggest things i could do to if not completely eliminate...
  8. Gen2 Service Issues
    I have a 2017 Cruze Hatch Lt and i am trying to find the engine bolt specifications for rebuilding the pistons and rods. Can anyone help with this? My Cruze has a cracked piston in Cylinder one at 15K miles and im not wanting to pay the dealership the $3500 they are wanting to fix the problem...
  9. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, first time here. I'm considering buying a 2018 Cruze and was doing my research on it, and it seems like Cruzes have an issue with the piston cracking and needing an entirely new engine. Is this covered by the powertrain (60,000 mile) warranty? Has this issue been fixed in the 2018...
  10. Gen2 Service Issues
    My 2016.5 hasn't had the piston issue yes, but there are several people have had the issue. Any updates to stop this issue? Post below if you had this issue and the year and mileage at replacement. Thanks!
  11. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hey everyone, I drive a 2011 Cruze LS, my first new vehicle (6th vehicle overall) with just over 50000 Km. I seem to keep running into issues past my warranty date or just in general, and I seem to be getting the run around from the dealership. I won't list everything, but I'll list some of...
  12. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hello all, I am back yet again w/ another pending issues thus far got a engine oil cooler issues that is being resolved this week, however I have went out to my car the other morning after a cold night nearly low 20s I started the car & I started hearing a solid knock it last around...
  13. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Found these on Ebay 12" Front Dual Piston Brake Upgrade for 2010 Chevy Cruze Sonic Cross Drilled | eBay but I would prefer to use a GM dual piston caliper, and rotor if I'm going to do it. Plenty has been tossed around about rotors and pads but I have found little about this. Has anyone used...
  14. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey guys, been a while since I've had an issue but seems that has changed. I seem to be having smoke coming from the exhaust when I'm under heavy throttle. It only happens between shift. It's a 2012 Eco so I know bout the ring land issue. I'm just hoping it's the turbo and not engine. I got 92k...
  15. Gen1 Powertrain
    5,063 miles since my last treatment of AMSOIL PI. Here's what all 4 pistons look like. Going to fill up gas and add a bottle in a minute, and will take another video after that tank runs down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj89DvYCMxg&feature=youtu.be Car has 48,913 miles on it currently...
  16. Gen1 1.6L & 1.6L Turbo
    which brand made for cruze 1.6t? where can i orde? any website? thanks..
  17. Gen1 1.8L
    So i broke my #4 piston on my 1.8L cruze. Its cast aluminum so im not surprised it broke. Dont turbocharge your 1.8 unless you are going to get forged pistons. See the pictures yo!
  18. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    hello a friend of mine as done the favor of breaking the caliper piston of my front left caliper. i need to get a piston for the caliper. does anyone know where can i buy one ore any product reference? ive found it in carid but i cant get any response from them. the brand they have is carlson...
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