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Hi everyone. Hope your day is better than mine. Driving home last night I heard a thud under the car. Sounded like someone hit a hammer to the under side of the car. Immediately the car lost power and began shuddering and won't shift good. Almost no acceleration, the car shudders, and shifts very odd. It will eventually get up to speed (kind of) but the car shakes and shudders very badly. No engine lights whatsoever, no oil leak, no coolant leak. I smelled the oil when I finally got home and it seemed fine Just runs horrible. Dealer can look at it next Wednesday. Hoping it's not catastrophic. I'm thinking either turbo or transmission related. But, I'll be honest, I have no friggin clue.
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You know, now that you mention it, it did sound a bit louder. Like it could be a louder intake sound. I had my windows down to listen and yes, there was more noise from what I could hear over the road noise. And it did sound like a very loud intake sound. And boy, you right, it runs absolutely horrible. Did you fix it yourself? What kind of job and what was the $$? Wow, this almost relieves me a bit that it may not be catastrophic. I love this car.
 

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Very good. Thanks for the help. Is the broken pipe visible by simply looking under the car? When i get home from work, I am going to take a look. It sb in the front of the car near the turbo, correct?
 

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Wow, thanks for all the help. I am printing this and looking at the car this evening. It really looks like it's doable in a garage myself.
 

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Well, I looked last night and found the problem. If you look at the parts diagram it is hose assembly #2. This is the TC down pipe and lower hose that connects to the intercooler. The downpipe is fine. It is the hose that attaches to the down pipe that blew. I am not even sure if the part is available by itself or if it is one assembly from the turbo to the intercooler. I looked on Rockauto and couldn't find the part and can't find the part name or source for the part. It looks like it's a fairly simple fix if I can get at it from underneath..Any help wb appreciated.
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Oh, I don't have to worry about the difficulty in replacing it. The part is DISCONTINUED. No part available from GM at all. No replacement part...nothing. Just discontinued. Fuckking GM strikes again.
 

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I have looked everywhere. Nobody has this part. They list it on the site (like many do), but if you call or email, they have zero. And, no time frame to get it. I tried calling this particular GM supplier, no answer. I have called several and spoke to parts people...none in stock and no eta for any arrival. I ordered it from Summit racing just now. They said they expect it to ship approx Oct 7th...but they won't know until they get a confirmation. This diesel car is going to be a friggin nightmare. Parts that are specific to this car are going to be like hens teeth because GM sold so few and they only have to make parts for like 5-6 years.

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Seems to be about the only option possibly...nobody seems to know. I am also dead serious about getting rid of this car. There is going to come a time in the not to distant future where a $40 part specific to this car will leave it dead in the water. GM didn't sell many of these diesel cars so there won't be much for stock repair parts from them. And, the after market support for certain parts is weak at best for a Cruze diesel. I have a good car that is 8 years old needs a pretty common $150 part that sb available. I mean, without it the car literally won't run. Yet, my car will sit unless I fab one up. GM is such a **** company it's almost mind boggling.
 

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I just spoke to the largest chevy dealer in the US. The part simply is not available. He suggested this...remove the part, cut the down pipe just above the bad part of the hose and cut off the part of the hose that is blown out...weld on a piece of pipe extending the down pipe few inches longer and re-clamp the existing good part of the hose that is still left. Basically removing the blown out part and fixing the existing part.
 

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Yeah...IDK what to do. Until I take it off, it's all speculation on how to fix it. It gets pretty **** hot on that pipe and hose. So silicone or something like that has to be able to take a lot of heat. That's the pipe directly from the turbo to the intercooler. The intake side after the intercooler to the intake would not really be much of a heat problem.
 

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Well, apparently they found the part and will be installing it tomorrow.

QUESTION...should I have the other pipe also replaced at the same time? Meaning the cool side of the intercooler to the intake?
 
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