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No kiddin.. I'd I just had a little more warranty. LolThe bearings in that trans are toast. Not uncommon at all for the 5-6 shaft.
You could go with a MZ0 if you wanted - it would certainly give the sluggish Eco better acceleration, but you'll lose highway MPG because RPM would be much higher at highway speeds.
Too bad it happened out of powertrain warranty; many have failed before then and gotten a new (rebuilt) trans out of it. When/if you replace it, fill it with 2.5 qts of fluid, and change it every 35-45k. We think that underfilled transmissions were what caused most of the 5-6 shaft bearing failures.
I really liked the Amsoil 75w-90 in my old Cruze; it made shift quality noticeably better with the thicker stuff in there.