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  1. Gen2 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I decided to attempt my first ever pad & rotor replacement and have a whole new respect for people that do this day in and day out. Here are a few things I encountered. NOTE: I have a 2017 Cruze Premier w/ just under 30k miles. Also, I live in the Northeast where the roads become more salt than...
  2. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Hi folks, I've noticed some bubbling rust appearing on my 2011. It's affecting the metal trim pieces that divide the two panels of glass in both rear doors - sorry I don't know the actual name of the piece itself: I'm not sure how much I should be concerned about this as it seems to be...
  3. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Hi Everyone Yesterday while opening the sunroof on my 2010 Cruze, I heard a strange sound while it was opening. Looking at it more closely it seems to have started rusting. Has anyone else seen this before? Is this part easily removable/replaceable? Thanks.
  4. General Discussion
    OK the first cruzes are getting to be 7-ish years old now. I have a '13. Since I live in the salt belt I was wondering where the cruzes start rusting? I had mine rust proofed when I bought it for $400ish bucks and so far no rust but this has been the first winter where I drove it on a regular...
  5. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi, My 5 yrs/100000 mi warranty will expire in a few months and I will take the car to a GM dealership to run an inspection, just in case they will see something out of the ordinary. I just hit 50000 miles and so far, I had to replace the bad smelling HVAC box, leaking water pump (3 times), and...
  6. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I posted this in the Facebook page, however felt compelled to post in here. If you notice this ensure that you replace the rusting fasteners as they will destroy the look of your lenses and rusted screw will enlarge and damage the mounting hole and maybe break off. I noticed rust on both of the...
  7. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I have 20 and 16 year old GM vehicles with blown out rockers and fenders, rusted away accelerated by the Michigan weather and salty roads. I am trying an experiment on the newest least rusty vehicle I own, a 2013 Cruze. I used Herculiner for the critical areas prone to rock chips and where...
  8. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hello I just checked my spark plugs (AutoLite Xtreme Performance) and they were shot after only 40,000 miles. I looked at the coil pack and the 2nd(?) coil is rusted on the heat shield and the plug is really burnt, I cleaned it with a soft brush and am picking up some NGK plugs tomorrow morning...
  9. Gen1 Powertrain
    Hi, I was inspecting a 2011 Cruze I was considering buying today, and I noticed rust in several different places. What could be causing this? Thanks
  10. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    More than I would expect an a car that's about 3 years old.
  11. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    As I am sure most of the northern chaps on here have the same issues as I when dealing with the local county's pouring on massive amounts of salt, beat juice and liquid calcium, it seems like almost daily I am power washing the car to remove the road grime. My question to you all is where are...
  12. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Just thinking ahead, winter is not too far here in Canada, so I shoot out my concern : considering that a CTD is built a lot differently than any other gasoline or old diesel generation car, is it safe to perform a rust proofing under neath the car? Thanks :)
  13. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I'm in the rust belt. I buy new, and keep my cars 10 years. Unfortunately they usually rust out before they wear out. Just bought a new Cruze Eco, and want to spray some fluid film in appropriate places to retard rust. Anyone notice any problem areas yet? Thanks!
  14. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Does anyone know how to treat and remove the spotted surface rust on the door latch strikers in the door jamb areas? What type of metal are these made out of? If prefer to restore them if possible as opposed to buying new ones, so don't suggest that. If someone at least knows what kind of metal...
  15. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Hello I saw a product that I had never heard of at Auto Zone yesterday - Fluid Film and looks pretty promising. Has anyone here used it and if so where did you apply and what was your experience? I would like to use under hood in the open holes but not sure if safe from a heat/fire...
  16. General Discussion
    After always washing my Cruze by hand and giving it an underbody spray down during each wash the car is still rusting, and a particular spot is in an area that isn't completely accessible unless parts are disassembled. Now rust on the black painted suspension parts I guess is just unavoidable...
  17. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Hello everyone today as I was washing my car I noticed it had this very small rust spots around the paint. I clayed the car and waxed it and most still show. I don't have any pictures to show, but they are only noticeable if you look closely at the paint. This car is only 2 weeks old should I be...
  18. Gen1 Service Issues
    Wasn't sure where to put this, so move it if you want :) Was wondering what rust protection people use? I've been using Rust Check since 1991 on all my vehicles. First vehicle was a '87 Daytona. Had that vehicle till '95 and my daughter bought it. Was totaled in '97 and the appraiser was...
  19. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Just out of habit, I always periodically inspect my car, (no matter how new it is or old) for anything defects or chips and rust. Well I guess being that paranoid and observant has paid off because I have discovered what looks like possible rust forming on a car that's only a 2011 and gets...
  20. General Discussion
    Okay, so I'm fairly new to forums so please don't bash me If I'm doing something wrong here. I recently bought a 2013 Chevy Cruze with an RS package and I'm a little concerned about the RS package. Generally, due to faulty design, cars tend to rust fast in the rocker panel area. I'm saying that...
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