Thanks for the info.
There's no correlation to the pcv system failures. Just the gen2 piston failures.glad to contribute whatever i can- i am new proud owner of 2013 Cruze LT 1.4L Turbo 13k low miles.. knowledge soaking what i can from the seasoned pros on this forum. i am big on preventative maintenance- just started to learn the famous oil consumption PCV plaque -wow GM what have you done! i don't think i have the issue-yet probably matter of time. will check for the red nipple in the intake. Maybe this second gen spec oil has some correlation? who knows.
I was just checking the licensed list of dexos2 oils. At least in the US market, the only ones I've been able to easily find in the 5w30 or 0w30 viscosity ranges required for the first gen Cruze diesel have all been synthetic. Even the AC Delco dexos2 the dealer used were the synthetic variant. I'm kind of surprised and forgot there were some dexos2 that weren't synthetic.No - Dexos2 also went Full Synthetic a few months back.