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  1. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hello CruzeTalk community, My name is Sean-Tyler and I have a 2011 Chevy Cruze LTZ. I have been working on the removal of my cylinder head for a while, with a lot of help from previous posts here. I have encountered a possible huge problem I am hoping to receive some advice on. I was in the...
  2. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Has anyone tried repairing a stripped plug using a gasket maker like permatex instead of buying the entire water separator assembly? I stripped my plug tonight and I have to drive out of state on Tuesday morning. I cannot find an online source that will overnight the part to get it here before...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hello, I recently replaced the valve cover on my GF's 2012 chevy cruze 1.4L turbo due to a ruptured vacuum regulator diaphragm. and the valve cover replacement went smoothly except for one issue: I overtightened the bolt on the top center, passenger side of the cover (image at...
  4. Gen2 Service Issues
    Sorry if this has been answered already. I can't get search to work well. Does the Gen 2 1.4 GTDI engine drain plug have issues with a stripping (Torx drive? or hex drive?) like the Gen 1 engine? If the original drain plug is 'no good', is there a recommendation for a replacement plug? If...
  5. General Discussion
    This is the first time I've attempted an oil change in any car, got all excited about it and bought the required tools. I've been going thorugh some tutorials here in the forum and I see most people have the 10mm drain bolt, but mine comes with the torx oil drain bolt. I tried removing the...
  6. Gen1 Powertrain
    As title says we have one of the bolt hole threads stripped. What size helicoil do I need to order to fix this? I'm asking because the car is 100 miles away and am trying to have everything I need before going down to fix it. 2011 1.4L if that makes any difference.
  7. 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...
  8. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I need some help, the top of the strut is stripped out. When I pulled cover off of the strut, I found the hex head filled with rust, I used a a wire wheel to clean it out, but now I can't remove the strut. I don't want to cut it out, it is a Bilstein coil-over and these things are not...
  9. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I have done it on my previous car (Caddy CTS) and they looked great. Only downside, maintenance, keepin them polished and shiny. I am thinking about doing it to my LTZ RS. I think it will add a lot of class / bling. Please chime in if you have done it and post pics. Also let me know how...
  10. Gen1 Service Issues
    Gee thanks d00de, now my bolt is rounded off. I even used a 6-pt 10mm socket on a tiny 1/4" dr ratchet, now it's smooth. I had to use a set of Knipex 10" wp pliers And 75 ft/lbs torque to get it off! Can you not read the oil pan where it says 18 nm? Even I the metric stupid know that is low...
  11. General Discussion
    When I was at the dealer they asked if I wanted a oil change and I told them I do it myself. Today when I went to change it I noticed the drain bolt is all stripped. I have changed the oil twice without a problem and know I didn't strip it. Am I way out there thinking the dealer purposely...
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