no i haven't checked them yet i was going to plastic gauge them just for a reference.
but if i am going to replace the crank it is worth it for me to change the bearings, it will only cost another 80 dollars for the crank and rod bearings.
what are your suggestion?
Also for the reply to get a used engine, i don't like what i am finding out there locally and on line.
You can't trust what you get and at least i know what i have and i am willing to put in the work.
so far i have gaskets and crank plus bearings GM parts right at $300.00
Sounds like a flood car, or a car that sat for a very long time. This is why I don't even consider salvage/rebuilt vehicles. You pay the price difference in headaches down the road.
AGREED ALREADY HAVE THEM AND i am plastic gauge the old ones for reference.Unless your Cruze has a salvaged title, take it to the dealer and let them take the cost to replace the crank/engine. Otherwise I would suggest new bearings while you're in there. They are too cheap to regret not doing them later. You won't need over/undersized bearings if you get a new crank.
Matters on the year older 1.4s were produced overseas then moved to the usa from my understanding and all 6t40/45/30 were produced in Mexico and other places but again it all comes down to year. And plus gaskets and what not have been made in Mexico since the mid 90s for GM"I just opened up a new front crank seal for the harmonic balancer and the spring was missing on a brand new seal, guess where it was from, lovely Mexico." Dumb question from an outsider. The sticker on my 2011 said the engine was from austria and the transmission was from Mexico. Did they start getting the engines from Mexico?
AGREED ALREADY HAVE THEM AND i am plastic gauge the old ones for reference.
The rods are .015 which is in the middle of the spec's and don't look worn at all.
Now i still have to check the axial and main bearings i will let you know.
Thank you for asking you are the only positive voice here so far.
I do like the car and i am frustrated in the direction of GM and the tech's at the Dealers are getting Screwed on shop warranty time. I have never seen it this bad in 40 years.
don't get me wrong i like the car and i also think the engine and trannys are built well for the most part, i just have bad luck i guess.You make it seem like it's a major issue yours is the first case I've seen or heard of having a major crank issue and I've been following the a14 for some years now. The engine internally in very built very well for its size and cost. I feel your issue is more bad care and from the owners before you or flood damage can't put the blame on GM/Opel when you deal with rebuilding cars these are just everyday things I deal with when I take on a bad title rebuild sometimes your lucky sometimes your not. Give it a few months after your engine rebuild you'll have more issues if it's a 11/12 year car.
Since you are in the north look into the verano bottom shield install that could help with the saltdon't get me wrong i like the car and i also think the engine and trannys are built well for the most part, i just have bad luck i guess.
Th seals don't protect the crank or harmonic balance especially where the engine sits in the north all the salt and snow ends up there.
anyway got it back together today and the tolerances held were in the tenths.
Why did you say 11/12 will have more problems in the future what else can i expect?
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