I've moved to SN+ Castrol Edge for the lower calcium content on both of our Gen2s for this exact reason. Our 2016.5 is heading over 60k with the original pistons. We also run 93 octane and do not lug the engine in either.But it's best to use a good synthetic oil with low speed preignition protection, and to avoid using 87 octane in it to prevent it from happening again.
These engines make some serious KR on 87. 2 - 5º of KR isn't uncommon just doing a highway merge in the summer. Tuned with 93 octane I get a few blips under 1º of KR which I assume is false knock. Same deal on the car that isn't tuned as well, so its not just the tune desensitizing the knock sensors.it's due to the oil not running 87
I know dealership service departments have to make money and if they can't bill it as a warranty it costs them money, but ****. If I were the service manager at a dealership I'd try to work with you to get a software update done for you gratis, because it seems like Chevy has that as something that should be a warranty/recall item no matter the age or mileage.Just called the dealer and set up an appointment to get me software up to date. In at 49930 miles and am out of warranty, so $125.00.
Since the parts have been redesigned, the dealer will replace all 4 pistons etc. My wife's car had this issue and the repair including replacing 20 different part #'s including 4 pistons, 4 rings and 4 rods... Service performed in August of 2019 at 23,568 miles and car has performed flawlessly since then.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?
Yea I'm at 12k with my '17 and I'm worried about it. If it goes I hope it goes while it's still in the 5 year part because I know I won't be over the 60k part. It had 6k on it when I got it and I just had an oil change done at ~10k when it was at ~25% and made sure the shop (local independant place I've been using for 20 years now) put in the proper oil. I also recently switched to running 93 (so much for buying this car to save on fuel costs) so I'm hoping I don't ever have the problem. I also try not to lug it much as that seems to be a contributing factor. I'll pop the pedal to get it to downshift instead.I see so many of these posts, not just here but seemingly everywhere. I'm starting to wonder if it's not an IF issue but a WHEN with the 16/17's. At first, I thought it was mainly seen in the first 15k miles past that you're in the clear. Now I'm seeing 50 and 60k miles the pistons are going. The 2nd gens have a what 5yr/60k mile powertrain warranty? **** and here I started to let my hair down about this issue sitting at 31k miles with my '17 LT as of writing this. Now it's back on my mind again lol. I take a lot of road trips as well. Though I've been running Shell 93 octane and Amsoil Signature Series oil in it since I rolled her off the lot. Fingers crossed.
I saw a guy on here about a year or so back who had piston 1 blow on his '17 and he like me ran 93 exclusively and a top tier synthetic. Lost the cyl at 8k if memory serves. Saw another post around the same time a woman lost her #1 piston at only 3k miles she though was on 87 and DEXROS dealer oil.Most of the piston stories have been dealer oil changes.
There's been one posting of using a lube shop.
On this forum. I don't know about other forums or cars using the same motor.
Yea I honestly plan to get rid of my Cruze soon as I'm done paying it off (8 payments left!) I mean its an OK car. No real issues other than my wonky transmission. But with the piston issues and the fact car is now discontinued so it's going to be progressively harder to find parts as well as more and more expensive to repair, time to move on. Its also not that fun to drive. Great MPG though (I average 34 in city and 43 on the highway, hand calculated).Yea I'm at 12k with my '17 and I'm worried about it. If it goes I hope it goes while it's still in the 5 year part because I know I won't be over the 60k part. It had 6k on it when I got it and I just had an oil change done at ~10k when it was at ~25% and made sure the shop (local independant place I've been using for 20 years now) put in the proper oil. I also recently switched to running 93 (so much for buying this car to save on fuel costs) so I'm hoping I don't ever have the problem. I also try not to lug it much as that seems to be a contributing factor. I'll pop the pedal to get it to downshift instead.
Any/all turbocharged Cruze are tuned for premium unleaded.lol hell no its a cruze not a racecar i use 87 95% of the time i fill up with 91 once a month or so and also use lucas fuel treatment about every month or two
now my camaro only gets 91 and its tuned for it so yea...
No.lol no they are not they are an economy car made to use with 87 octane a turbocharged camaro or cobalt ss yes as its a performance car but not a sonic or cruze