On gmpartsdirect.com , I found p/n 55588255 as the oil drain plug for a 2014 diesel Cruze. But no specs.Hi all,
Was wondering if someone has a go to replacement for a 2014 diesel cruze, I cant seem to find the thread size so I can make sure what I buy is the proper replacement.
Sorry about that. I apologize. I went back and checked - Rockauto gave us a bum steer on the M14-1.5.Just finished the oil change. It seems the M14-1.5 is incorrect as I bought a replacement that size and it didnt work. Went up to a M18-1.5 and fit just find will be watching for leaks for the time being and probably ordering the factory replacement part.
It doesn't really spray everywhere, it just doesn't come out in one solid stream like it should! Why couldn't they just put on a removable plug like it should be?I've never had problem with the oil drain spraying ewverywhere.
The filter on the other hand.....
Youre suppose to access it by taking the tire off but ain't nobody got time for that.It doesn't really spray everywhere, it just doesn't come out in one solid stream like it should! Why couldn't they just put on a removable plug like it should be?
.And yes I would like to talk to the person who designed that engine! Surely they could find a easier to reach place to put that filter!
Yeah my drain gutter fell off too, but I still had the shield on and oil ran everywhere.I didn't have an issue with the drain plug either - drained out beautifully down into my pan.
Regarding the filter, also didn't have too much of an issue with reaching that, though I'm not sure if it's because the drain gutter is sitting in the garage after it fell off and took out the CV boot. 1/2" drive ratchet with the same 1 1/4" socket (shallow) that I use on the Cobalt's filter cap fit right down there and was easy to loosen the cap. I don't remember if I took the filter out the bottom (I had the aeroshield off) or out the top. It's down there, but it wasn't too bad to get to.
I just got a form-a-funnel, so I am hoping I will be able to get that under the filter during the next oil change, so that doesn't happen. Even with leaving the shield on it still made a mess all over the subframe. But getting to, and removing the filter wasn't too bad - at least with the shield off (though I don't remember if having the shield off made a difference there).Yeah my drain gutter fell off too, but I still had the shield on and oil ran everywhere.