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How many hose clamps did you find under-tightened on your Diesel intake?

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2015 at 9087 miles with no loose clamps at this time, but then again I'm :idiot:the ONLY one that ever touches the car!
 
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2015 with 500 miles, all 5 loose, 2 of them closer to intake side on left ( not engine) took three full rotations with flat head screwdriver to tighten. Great thread and thanks for the help. Color me shocked that GM would not issue a TSB to have these checked every time upon service and/or sale of vehicle.
 

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Is there a thread for 1.4L engine hose clamp tightness? I haven't checked but I will next time I get under the hood.
 

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Is there a thread for 1.4L engine hose clamp tightness? I haven't checked but I will next time I get under the hood.

This is for us diesel guys, but no reason you can't start a thread. It's an issue with us because of a sensor. I'd grab a flat head screwdriver and check yours anyway, nothing to lose. Just don't over tighten the hose clamps.
 

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Is there a thread for 1.4L engine hose clamp tightness? I haven't checked but I will next time I get under the hood.
Not in the diesel section. :)
 

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Not in the diesel section. :)
Yeah, sorry still newish to the forum, just saw this post it got me curious, I will check anyway, couldn't hurt.
 
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Yeah, sorry still newish to the forum, just saw this post it got me curious, I will check anyway, couldn't hurt.
No problem, it never hurts to check, that's for sure! Welcome to the forum!
 
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I wouldn't say any were really something I'd consider "loose", but two were able to be tightened - the two nearest the airbox. The second one in allowed more turns and was the "looser" of the two - but neither were going anywhere.
 

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My 15 diesel has 4750 miles and three of the five were loose, turned about one round or little more each. Not sure loose enough yet but with vibrations probably would be later, will just be on my radar at each oil change to check. Great thread.
 
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I finally got around to doing this after I remembered when I was out rinsing down my car today. My 2014 Diesel had 4 clamps that I could get at least 1-2 full turns out of before they felt snug. The last one I got maybe a quarter turn so I felt that could be adequate. I voted for 4 under tightened clamps. I have around 25,000kms on the clock.

So I suppose I should expect the +10HP gain out of this new modification? /sarcasm
 

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Wistfully waiting for it to rain so I can drive my CTD with salt free roads, I checked this and found my 4500 miles 2015 Cruze to have zero loose intake fasteners.
I have never driven on a salted road and hope I never have to in the future. I have driven in snow, but not with the Cruze so far, in the 3 1/2 years that I have owned it I have driven it almost every day. I have not seen a badly rusted car that has been built in the last 30 years, even in the scrap yard.
 

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I have never driven on a salted road and hope I never have to in the future. I have driven in snow, but not with the Cruze so far, in the 3 1/2 years that I have owned it I have driven it almost every day. I have not seen a badly rusted car that has been built in the last 30 years, even in the scrap yard.
Consider yourself lucky - Ohio is the heart of what they rightfully call "The Rust Belt" - not least of all because in more recent years they have begun reducing the quantity of rock salt granules, in favor of a brine solution.

They basically dump seawater onto the roads.

Oddly enough, it CONSUMES cars. :angry:
 
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