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Greetings all!

Hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas and have a joyful New Year! I've looked up the forum because my 2014 Cruze, which I purchased new, is at the dealership awaiting diagnosis/repair. It has about 70k (hwy miles) on it, and has had routine maintenance. My PCV valve went out, and within forty miles of having it repaired, I started smelling burning, and as I pulled over my car started to shudder. My boyfriend opened the hood to discover oil EVERYWHERE behind (towards the cab) the engine. It looked like it was coming from somewhere below the PCV cover (which, to my non-mechanic eyes, appears to be the whole "top" of the engine). :question: My boyfriend said it appears that the turbo blew? No engine lights came on, no low oil light or anything lights... just the burning smell, and a slight shudder as we pulled in to the parking lot. There was no oil in my engine at this time, and there was no oil on the ground where my car had been parked, even though it was actually confirmed to be full before we drove away with it!

I won't hear back from the dealership until the middle of next week, as they were swamped this past Monday after having had an extended weekend. Any thoughts or similar experiences?
 

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The pcv is integral with the cam cover.

Most likely the cover gasket slipped during the install and, yes, they will throw oil everywhere.......Odds are that is all it is......the turbo oil system is down low and oil leaks don't go up.

Rob
 

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Thanks, Robby. I should clarify - the leak was below the PCV cover, and had sprayed/thrown oil all over everything behind the engine, below the PCV cover. Does that change your explanation? I just thought I should clarify, haha.

I mean... it didn't look like a leak, it looked like an explosion of oil, so that goes along with your "will throw oil everywhere" assertion. :sad010:
 

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Welcome to the forum! Have a Happy New Year and good luck with the repairs on your Cruze!
 

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Even if it is the turbo, it's covered under the power train warranty. However, I agree with Rob (everytime I haven't I've been wrong. :))
 

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Thanks, Robby. I should clarify - the leak was below the PCV cover, and had sprayed/thrown oil all over everything behind the engine, below the PCV cover. Does that change your explanation? I just thought I should clarify, haha.

I mean... it didn't look like a leak, it looked like an explosion of oil, so that goes along with your "will throw oil everywhere" assertion. :sad010:
Yes, I still believe the gasket slipped (or poor install)

The oil storm under the cam cover is of very high quantity so any leak point will be amplified.
Add to that, at speed, the airflow under the hood is very high and going in all directions so it spreads any leakage all over the place.

Keep in touch,
Rob
 

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