Chevrolet Cruze Forums banner

Greetings from the moon !

17108 Views 39 Replies 19 Participants Last post by  JeffBazell
After 242k miles I have recently arrived on the moon, it only took 30 months driving an avg of 60mph. I have averaged approximately 48.8 mpg during my adventure. The main reason of this post is to update my repair list after a few insignificant leaks along the way. All of these repairs have been very minor.  

30k a/c not cold ( recharge ) - warranty
100k oil pan reseal (oil leak ) - warranty
105k valve cover ( air leak )
180k valve cover ( air leak )
185k water pump ( coolant leak )
190k purge valve ( emissions )
235k overflow hose ( coolant leak )
240k front crankshaft seal ( oil leak )

This is a list of replacements I dont consider repairs. The water pump was still working and not leaking, the oil drain thread was stripped, and the oil pan required a reseal after 15k miles for an unknown reason.

205k water pump replaced ( noise ) - warranty - unnecessary - still working
220k oil pan replaced ( stripped plug thread ) - improper use
235k oil pan reseal ( oil leak ) - warranty - improper install

After repairing the recent crankshaft seal leak I cleaned the engine one last time before winter.

Link to a bigger picture.
I will upload better pictures with more light Sunday afternoon

I must say my confidence is at an all time high. I have recently inspected this engine thoroughly from top to bottom, front to back, and I am genuinely impressed at how well this compact and efficient engine is holding up. With the exception of the oil at the TB there are currently no other leaks to report.

I have a good feeling about this cruze.
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 5
1 - 6 of 40 Posts
Please pick up the litter we left behind and drive back. :)

I drove my Pontiac Transport to the Moon (240,000 miles) but it took me 12 years to do so. It wasn't nearly in the same condition your Cruze is. Congratulations.
Interior is the same as it was when I bought it new.
Obviously single with no kids. :)
  • Like
Reactions: 3
Give him a week or two and he'll be able to post 250,000 miles. :)
  • Like
Reactions: 2
I'll take your word for it. BUT, who uses a 20" monitor anymore? Mines 21.5 :)
You guys and your small monitors. Two 24 inch 1920x1200 monitors on my desktop. :)
  • Like
Reactions: 3
CEBT, I thought you had replaced your water pump. Did I misread something along the way?
On page one I share a list of repairs, page five I share a list of maintenance. Yes I replaced the pump twice although the second time it was replaced was unncessary.
Brainfart on my part. :)
1 - 6 of 40 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.