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Hey guys had a question, I have a 2.0L 2014 Turbo Diesel cruze, not sure if it's gen 1 or gen 2, don't know how to check that if any one could give me a heads up for future post, I just bought this car and wanted to throw a k&n in it and would like to know if it would throw a code or not before I buy it..don't wanna void any warranty or anything since I'm buying it..

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Hey guys had a question, I have a 2.0L 2014 Turbo Diesel cruze, not sure if it's gen 1 or gen 2, don't know how to check that if any one could give me a heads up for future post, I just bought this car and wanted to throw a k&n in it and would like to know if it would throw a code or not before I buy it..don't wanna void any warranty or anything since I'm buying it..

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Gen 2 Cruzes are 2016 and up (excluding 2016 limited) so you're a Gen 1. K&N intake should not throw a code but there's always a chance your car could just not like it. Pull the battery during the install and you should be fine with no check engine lights.
 

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From what I've seen, the K&N and AEM intakes for the diesels do have a habit of throwing a code - though it's hit or miss. I was going to pick up an AEM, but figured it wasn't worth the effort of throwing codes with one - unless I was going to be getting a tune as well, and that isn't the case yet.
 

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From what I've seen, the K&N and AEM intakes for the diesels do have a habit of throwing a code - though it's hit or miss. I was going to pick up an AEM, but figured it wasn't worth the effort of throwing codes with one - unless I was going to be getting a tune as well, and that isn't the case yet.
I hear yea, yea I changed my mind lol
 

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* There really is no decent redesigned intake for the Cruze. You have the OEM (which is okay), and a cheap hose with a filter stuck to it.

* If you are buying one of these intakes, you are not doing it for power, you are not doing it for fuel economy, and you are certainly not doing it because it cleans more dirt. The only reason you would get it, is you could hear the bizzare sound of that VGT turbo. These turbos also really like to bark sometimes if the moon aligns correctly.

* Now about filtration. KN does suck when it comes to that. Does it matter? idk. You can go to any NAPA store and buy a new dry filter so as long as it has a 3" inlet and fits okay. Optionally you can buy a nice Amsoil filter, which is probably the most optimal and is probably what I am going to do in a few thousand miles. I'm pretty sure the Amsoil would actually out perform even the Delco filter.

* Don't worry about the MAF. If it ever gives you ****, unplug the battery for 30 minutes and try again. I run my own tune and can tell you I didn't touch anything concerning the MAF. Never got one. I know what to do if it does, but there hasn't been a need for about seven thousand miles now.
 
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