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Hi all,

I just wanted to join and share my experience with my 2014 Diesel Cruze so far.

Firstly with the amount of issues I see with DPF's in general the fact companies are allowed to release cars with these issues is insane.

I've had my car about 6 months now and only had one issue that drove me insane and caused just a shitty experience for me for a month!

So I went on a trip 8 hours from where I live and on the trip down I get the add DEF warning which I had just added some the week before wondering why the **** that would be on. So I continue to drive thinking it will go away. I then get to a gas station and buy DEF, about $40 dollars worth to fill the tank. The light doesn't go off so I assume the sensor hasn't read it yet, I continue driving to my destination thinking it will turn off, it never does. Turns out the heating element went out in the DPF causing this issue. I went to a dealer that charged me $0 to look and tell me that and that he doesn't have the part and it was on back order, this guy was the only good experience with Chevy I've had. So now I'm pissed because I'm in limp mode to I believe 65 MPH.

I had my brother drive 8 hours to tow this back to my house. Renting the trailer and such was probably about $150 and I paid him like $300 for being so kind to come down and do it.

So I get back into town and take it to my dealer and I explain to them I know whats wrong and they take a look and charge me like $110 or more dollars to tell me what I ******* told them. To make matters worse I thought it was covered under warranty so that's why I let them take a look, then they tell it's not covered and the DPF will cost $700 dollars. The lady called me and I literally told her $700 dollars is insane and I could do a delete and tune for $500 more dollars and never deal with it again. She said that would void my warranty, to which I replied "because that's doing so much for me now?"

So wanting to do it from the start I went with getting a tune and delete and it's literally the best thing I ever did. I spent more money then what it would cost for the DPF but I wasn't paying $700 dollars for a system Chevy can't get right for me to be penalized for.

I love my Diesel Cruze and plan to do a few more things to it and hope to post it here once I get the projects going, it's a great little car.

The thing I'm most disappointed in is Chevy, this is my first new car to me and I felt shafted by the company. Since I got the delete and tune I've had no issues and been rolling a little coal :D. If I get any car in the future, I won't be choosing Chevy again. It's unreal I would be charged for that element going out when I didn't cause it and that it wasn't covered under the power-train warranty.

TLDR: **** DPF, DELETE AND TUNE.
 

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how many miles on the car?
 

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before i bought the car, i had planned to delete when stuff went bad.

i have 3yrs exp fixing this stuff on class trucks

so far in 3yrs/ 60000 miles ownership i have 1 emission issue (nox2 sensor) that doesnt impact anything so i havent fixed

i still fully plan to delete

you have to understand that service dept and gm in general aint allowed to offer/encourage deletes, theyre illegal after all.

i would speculate that the mods are encouraged to not promote this path as well, there is a corporate presence, not our personal blog(s)
 

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I sometimes wonder if this dealer even properly diagnosed the problem? I don't blame you at all for doing the delete, I would way prefer to have a emission system work properly and be clean. Your experience is my concern about the car, be stranded hours from home and no parts available to fix and then the limp mode 8 hours from home.

How own difficult was the delete to do? Any weird gremlins with the delete? Hope you enjoy your car for many more miles.
 

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Hi all,

I just wanted to join and share my experience with my 2014 Diesel Cruze so far.

Firstly with the amount of issues I see with DPF's in general the fact companies are allowed to release cars with these issues is insane.

I've had my car about 6 months now and only had one issue that drove me insane and caused just a shitty experience for me for a month!

So I went on a trip 8 hours from where I live and on the trip down I get the add DEF warning which I had just added some the week before wondering why the **** that would be on. So I continue to drive thinking it will go away. I then get to a gas station and buy DEF, about $40 dollars worth to fill the tank. The light doesn't go off so I assume the sensor hasn't read it yet, I continue driving to my destination thinking it will turn off, it never does. Turns out the heating element went out in the DPF causing this issue. I went to a dealer that charged me $0 to look and tell me that and that he doesn't have the part and it was on back order, this guy was the only good experience with Chevy I've had. So now I'm pissed because I'm in limp mode to I believe 65 MPH.

I had my brother drive 8 hours to tow this back to my house. Renting the trailer and such was probably about $150 and I paid him like $300 for being so kind to come down and do it.

So I get back into town and take it to my dealer and I explain to them I know whats wrong and they take a look and charge me like $110 or more dollars to tell me what I ******* told them. To make matters worse I thought it was covered under warranty so that's why I let them take a look, then they tell it's not covered and the DPF will cost $700 dollars. The lady called me and I literally told her $700 dollars is insane and I could do a delete and tune for $500 more dollars and never deal with it again. She said that would void my warranty, to which I replied "because that's doing so much for me now?"

So wanting to do it from the start I went with getting a tune and delete and it's literally the best thing I ever did. I spent more money then what it would cost for the DPF but I wasn't paying $700 dollars for a system Chevy can't get right for me to be penalized for.

I love my Diesel Cruze and plan to do a few more things to it and hope to post it here once I get the projects going, it's a great little car.

The thing I'm most disappointed in is Chevy, this is my first new car to me and I felt shafted by the company. Since I got the delete and tune I've had no issues and been rolling a little coal :D. If I get any car in the future, I won't be choosing Chevy again. It's unreal I would be charged for that element going out when I didn't cause it and that it wasn't covered under the power-train warranty.

TLDR: **** DPF, DELETE AND TUNE.
If you are talking about your DEF heater element, I think others out of warranty have ordered the part online and replaced themselves fairly easily for a total of about $150 out of pocket. I don't think it's too much more than that at the dealer, if they don't try to replace the entire tank which seems like what yours wanted to do. I think your dealership (as with many other dealerships when it comes to our diesel Cruzes) sucks.
 

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Hi all,

I just wanted to join and share my experience with my 2014 Diesel Cruze so far.

I've had my car about 6 months now...

...this is my first new car to me...
What does this mean?

You bought a new 2014 model year car in the 2016 calendar year?

What does <new> mean to you?
 

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If you are talking about your DEF heater element, I think others out of warranty have ordered the part online and replaced themselves fairly easily for a total of about $150 out of pocket. I don't think it's too much more than that at the dealer, if they don't try to replace the entire tank which seems like what yours wanted to do. I think your dealership (as with many other dealerships when it comes to our diesel Cruzes) sucks.
That's what I was going to do, until GM said they'd pay for it.

Still have it, unopened, too, haha.
 

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If you are talking about your DEF heater element, I think others out of warranty have ordered the part online and replaced themselves fairly easily for a total of about $150 out of pocket. I don't think it's too much more than that at the dealer, if they don't try to replace the entire tank which seems like what yours wanted to do. I think your dealership (as with many other dealerships when it comes to our diesel Cruzes) sucks.
This may be true, but if your 8 hours from home and limp mode, your options for do it yourself are very limited. That's the part that sucks big time, not like a blown out tire, we can get a tire most anywhere.
 
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Anybody have a source for a delete pipe? I'm looking to hang the dpf, and scr in my garage. I have access to efi live, and with special thanks to Snipesy, and all his hard work, it looks like the software will be easy.
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Not to be too harsh, but that whole post seemed a little weird.

I also (in the somewhat distant past) been convinced that all "that emissions crap" was nothing but trouble for diesels. I've mostly reversed that position, although I do believe that EGR is, at best, a mixed bag for diesels. But, I'm totally down with the SCR and DPF technologies.
 

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Anybody have a source for a delete pipe? I'm looking to hang the dpf, and scr in my garage. I have access to efi live, and with special thanks to Snipesy, and all his hard work, it looks like the software will be easy.
Sadly not. May change one day. I know there is someone here who had a shop make one for him, probably best bet.
 

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Fleece does offer a down pipe now just have to call it's not listed on the site. I was at fleece last week and they had 3 ready on the shelf to ship and about 10 ready to be coated.
 

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Post some pics/videos!

There are a lot of people on here that I believe would be interested in that delete kit but the information on it is EXTREMELY limited. There have been a few people that have done it, but as far as pictures of the parts, pictures of the install, or 0-60/driving videos, they're pretty much nonexistent.
 

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Isn't this a emission component and shouldn't it be covered for at least 80,000 miles. I know on the gas version it is. So why not on the diesel, since this is the government making them do this.
 

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Isn't this a emission component and shouldn't it be covered for at least 80,000 miles. I know on the gas version it is. So why not on the diesel, since this is the government making them do this.
The gas engine doesn't have DPF.

And yes, it is an emissions component - but only the cat and a select number of other components are covered for 80,000 miles. The rest are covered by the Federal Emissions Warranty of 24,000 miles, which is far too short.
 

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The gas engine doesn't have DPF.

And yes, it is an emissions component - but only the cat and a select number of other components are covered for 80,000 miles. The rest are covered by the Federal Emissions Warranty of 24,000 miles, which is far too short.
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I know a gas engine doesn't have DPF. However if it emission is should be covered since its required by law so it should be the same warranty.
 
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