Recent Topics
The tie seller
by Kuato
1 minute 48 seconds ago
[censored] Spark plug?
by DoubleWasp
Yesterday at 11:49 PM
Best Stuff to Clean IAC and VSV
by BrandonVA
Yesterday at 11:37 PM
Eneos Sustina 5W-30 2013 Subaru WRX
by GregWRX
Yesterday at 11:33 PM
Marvel Mystery oil
by ron17571
Yesterday at 11:17 PM
ethanol
by ron17571
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Bypass filters.
by ron17571
Yesterday at 11:04 PM
My two cents.
by ron17571
Yesterday at 10:15 PM
best 0w40 -5w40 diesel engine oil ?!
by 35445
Yesterday at 09:57 PM
Hankook iPike - first impressions
by OVERKILL
Yesterday at 09:24 PM
michelin pilot hx mxm4
by hardcore302
Yesterday at 08:45 PM
Kitchen floor grout question
by dja4260
Yesterday at 07:56 PM
Newest Members
ron17571, eajones, Baldur, xc_racer, walken100
51998 Registered Users
Who's Online
42 registered (AdRock, aa1986, BeerCan, 5 invisible), 856 Guests and 179 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51998 Members
66 Forums
222618 Topics
3523951 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3446946 - 08/05/14 04:28 PM AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 780
Loc: North Carolina
Looks like something is has let go or letting go inside, cam phasers or timing chain. Now to see if I can get anything done at the dealer about this.

AC Delco oil filter was used on the second oil change, Wix before that.

Code:
OIL            		     ASL 5w-30       ASL 5w-30
MILES IN USE    	     5,712           7,169
MILES           	     16,045          10,333
SAMPLE TAKEN    	     7/28/14         12/25/13

Spectorscopic Analysis (ppm) ASTM D5185 Mod    

Iron           			 282		41
Copper				 3		4
Lead				 0		0
Aluminum			 11		15
Tin				 0		0
Nickel				 0		0
Chromium			 0		0
Titanium			 0		0
Vanadium			 0		0
Silver				 0		0
Silicon				 10		13
Boron				 137		72
Calcium				 3505		3127
Magnesium			 16		18
Phosphorus			 649		592
Zinc				 743		781
Barium		 		 0		0
Molybdenum			 122		46
Sodium				 13		10
Potassium			 0		0

Physical Properties

Viscosity @ 40C ASTM D 445 Mod	 55.6		53.8
Viscosity @ 100C ASTM D 445 Mod  10.5		9.9 
Viscosity Index ASTM D 2270 *	 182		169
Base Number			 2.41		2.31
Acid Number ASTM D 974		 3.23		2.95

IR (Indexing Numbers) JOAP Method

Oxidation			 76		83
Nitration			 14		18
Antiwear			 22		22
Sulfation			 67		73
Glycol				 0		0
Soot (%)			 0.0		0.0

Single Component Test

Water ppm			 340  (c)       770  (c)
Fuel Dilution % By GC*		 2.0		2.5
    


Edited by Rat407 (08/05/14 04:36 PM)

Top
#3446950 - 08/05/14 04:30 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 6318
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Amsoil doesn't meet the Dexos spec, hopefully the dealership doesn't give you any trouble. Is 7000 miles within oil life monitor range? Seems long for the engine.
_________________________
1999 Ford Taurus 146k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 105k - Peak 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

Top
#3446952 - 08/05/14 04:31 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 26717
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Sweet baby Jesus that's a lot of iron!!!!

Now THAT is a good use of a UOA, looks like you have discovered a legitimate mechanical issue with the engine thumbsup
_________________________
Network Engineer
02 Expedition
01 BMW ///M5
06 Charger R/T

Top
#3446965 - 08/05/14 04:46 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 780
Loc: North Carolina
It isn't certified by GM but it does meet the dexos 1 specification. The OLM was at 44% when I changed the oil.

Top
#3446977 - 08/05/14 04:59 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 6318
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Wow 44%. That's a 10k oci. These engines haven't had a good showing since introduced according to the uoas I've seen.
_________________________
1999 Ford Taurus 146k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 105k - Peak 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

Top
#3446982 - 08/05/14 05:07 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: 901Memphis]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 8588
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Amsoil doesn't meet the Dexos spec, hopefully the dealership doesn't give you any trouble. Is 7000 miles within oil life monitor range? Seems long for the engine.


7000 miles is fine for this engine. I run 7500 mile intervals in my Cruze's 1.4T.

Also, the OLM in the 2011-2013 Cruzes is optimistic by about 25%. GM changed that sometime in the later 2013's and for the 2014's. When mine reads 25% it's time to change the oil.

Let us know what is the matter with the engine once something breaks.


Edited by sciphi (08/05/14 05:10 PM)
_________________________
2009 Honda Fit Sport
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Top
#3446986 - 08/05/14 05:10 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 3058
Loc: FL, USA
Yikes, get that checked out!
_________________________
2006 Honda Accord LX 2.4 i-vtec 125K
Mobil 1 AFE 0w20
Fram Ultra 7317

2005 Chevy Uplander 3.5 118K
Mobil 1 HM 5w30
Fram Ultra 3387

Top
#3447027 - 08/05/14 05:42 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
Ram01 Offline


Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 640
Loc: New York Queens
Save your money switch to QSUD A nice quality oil

Top
#3447029 - 08/05/14 05:42 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 9125
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Is that the 1.4 or 1.8?

Quote:

Save your money switch to QSUD A nice quality oil



Probably not his top priority.


Edited by simple_gifts (08/05/14 05:42 PM)
_________________________
2003 Echo >350K miles;Supergard 5W-[23]0;
2006 B2300;90K;ALM

Top
#3447044 - 08/05/14 05:56 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
ThirdeYe Offline


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7458
Loc: Walker, MI
Whoa! Those are some crazy wear numbers. Have you noticed anything odd about the way the engine has been running/performing/sounding? Perhaps some sort of lab error...?
_________________________
99 Pontiac Firebird - 83k - Mobil 1 HM 10W-30/Carquest Blue 85040
95 Acura Integra LS - 214k - Havoline Synthetic 5W-30/Mobil 1 M1-104

Top
#3447054 - 08/05/14 06:01 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 7K 2012 Cruze [Re: Ram01]
xxch4osxx Offline


Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1585
Loc: Cedarbrae, Ontario
Originally Posted By: Ram01
Save your money switch to QSUD A nice quality oil
I don't think that would make any difference. If something is letting go, it will do it regardless what oil is being used.
_________________________
2004 Chev Silverado 4x4 using all Amsoil lubricants.
2008 Mazda 3 GS Sport Hatchback 5sp MT (Girlfriend's car)


Top
#3447071 - 08/05/14 06:14 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
cptbarkey Offline


Registered: 02/27/12
Posts: 1237
Loc: texas
bookmarked. this thread is useless without a dealership followup post, OP you are now obligated. grin
_________________________
2011 toyota sienna
2014 ram 1500
2000 nissan xterra (project)

Top
#3447080 - 08/05/14 06:18 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 21550
Loc: NY
Ouch! Please let us know the outcome.
_________________________
GOD Bless our Troops


Top
#3447093 - 08/05/14 06:36 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 780
Loc: North Carolina
I'm going to get all the info I can together and then see the dealer. I'll do my best to keep updates as they come in. I have a friend that works at a Chevy dealership, he hasn't seen any issues where the engine had problems to be needing replaced but he is going to ask around on his network of friends to see if anything is out there. I'm going to resample at 2k miles and see what it shows.

Top
#3447774 - 08/06/14 11:03 AM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
k24a4 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 662
Loc: MA
Is the car/engine symptomatic? Have you noticed anything out of the ordinary aside from the UOA? If not, I doubt the dealership will give you much love. They will want a symptom that can be, "repeated".
_________________________
'04 Accord I4 EX 5-man 140500mi PU 5w-20 SM P1
'93 Miata 5-man 122450mi PU SN 5w-30 P1
'95 Kawasaki ZG1000
'93 Honda ST1100


Top
#3447949 - 08/06/14 02:21 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: k24a4]
rbarrios Offline


Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 164
Loc: Los Angeles,CA
im wondering if the WIX filter fell apart- and possibly clogged stuff.. leading to increase wear due to oil starvation?

Any noise?

I dont know if the Cruze was part of the bulletin that GM had on vehicles coming in with engine noise-- they were to check for aftermarket filters.

Top
#3447970 - 08/06/14 02:36 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
99Saturn Offline


Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 1060
Loc: NY
^It's a cartridge filter so (assuming the OP did it himself, which it sounds like the case) he would see any damage to the filter right away.

Top
#3448066 - 08/06/14 04:20 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 780
Loc: North Carolina
The filters came out looking just fine. No issues with the car. Runs great, no noises or any signs of a problem.

Top
#3448114 - 08/06/14 05:02 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 1827
Loc: KY
Anyone want to bet that the dealer discounts the UOA completely using a 100% bogus rationale?
_________________________
Mine:
1995 318ti Club Sport
1975 2002A
2007 Mazdaspeed3
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1996 Speed Triple

Hers:
2009 328i

Son's
2004 X3 2.5

Top
#3448133 - 08/06/14 05:16 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: MCompact]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2149
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: MCompact
Anyone want to bet that the dealer discounts the UOA completely using a 100% bogus rationale?

It's not that they'll discount the UOA but they need a symptom to diagnose a problem. If the engine runs fine they're not going to just go tear down the block and start looking for a problem. No good mechanic will go in blindly looking for a problem. They'll need to trouble shoot first and find a problem.
_________________________
ROYAL PURPLE GUY

Top
#3448150 - 08/06/14 05:34 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: MCompact]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 21550
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: MCompact
Anyone want to bet that the dealer discounts the UOA completely using a 100% bogus rationale?


They aren't going to use an owners UOA as evidence or documentation of a problem. They'll do their own checking. If the engine is running well and not throwing any codes I have a feeling the OP will be sent home with no resolution, and a B_S story to back it up.
_________________________
GOD Bless our Troops


Top
#3448292 - 08/06/14 08:02 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: deven]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 1827
Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: deven

It's not that they'll discount the UOA but they need a symptom to diagnose a problem. If the engine runs fine they're not going to just go tear down the block and start looking for a problem. No good mechanic will go in blindly looking for a problem. They'll need to trouble shoot first and find a problem.


If the OP's Chevrolet dealer is anything like my local dealer(that went belly-up in 2009- I shed nary a tear) he could have a rod sticking out of the side of the block and the car would be returned untouched with "Unable to duplicate" written across the service order...
_________________________
Mine:
1995 318ti Club Sport
1975 2002A
2007 Mazdaspeed3
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1996 Speed Triple

Hers:
2009 328i

Son's
2004 X3 2.5

Top
#3448304 - 08/06/14 08:10 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
stickybuns Offline


Registered: 07/04/14
Posts: 119
Loc: texas
With a serious possible iron issue, why not get another UOA right away, from a different lab, to verify this in case its a lab error?

They shouldn't reject a warranty claim if you use an oil thats not on the dexos1 list, as I think SN/GF-5 is the minimum spec you can use. See if it works that way should they question it.

A second UOA would carry more weight here. Without a noise the car makes or some other performance issue they will probably brush this aside. shrug

Top
#3448306 - 08/06/14 08:12 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
stickybuns Offline


Registered: 07/04/14
Posts: 119
Loc: texas
Good news is that the powertrain warranty goes for 5 years I think.

Top
#3448411 - 08/06/14 09:43 PM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: MCompact]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2149
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: MCompact
Originally Posted By: deven

It's not that they'll discount the UOA but they need a symptom to diagnose a problem. If the engine runs fine they're not going to just go tear down the block and start looking for a problem. No good mechanic will go in blindly looking for a problem. They'll need to trouble shoot first and find a problem.


If the OP's Chevrolet dealer is anything like my local dealer(that went belly-up in 2009- I shed nary a tear) he could have a rod sticking out of the side of the block and the car would be returned untouched with "Unable to duplicate" written across the service order...

LOL..to clarify that'd be most any dealer not just Chevrolet. I've had my "unable to duplicate" situation many times and I've never owned a Chevy product and never will.
_________________________
ROYAL PURPLE GUY

Top
#3448632 - 08/07/14 08:08 AM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 1827
Loc: KY
I have two great dealers for my two favorite brands- which makes me very reluctant to look elsewhere.
_________________________
Mine:
1995 318ti Club Sport
1975 2002A
2007 Mazdaspeed3
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1996 Speed Triple

Hers:
2009 328i

Son's
2004 X3 2.5

Top
#3448696 - 08/07/14 09:39 AM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: 99Saturn]
rbarrios Offline


Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 164
Loc: Los Angeles,CA
Originally Posted By: 99Saturn
^It's a cartridge filter so (assuming the OP did it himself, which it sounds like the case) he would see any damage to the filter right away.



Ahhhhh... yes.
You are correct!

Top
#3448709 - 08/07/14 09:53 AM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 1276
Loc: Virginia
I'd be getting my oil changes done at the dealer for a while. That's the cheapest insurance you can get. If they service it and it breaks, they'll fix it under warranty without question.
_________________________
92 Suburban 2500 7.4L 57k M1_5w30 4yr OCI
99 Olds Aurora 4.0L 91K M1_5w30 4yr OCI
94 Bonneville 3.8L 152k VML 5w30 2yr OCI
70 Camaro 5.7L 59k

Top
#3485254 - 09/17/14 11:58 AM Re: AMSOIL ASL 5w-30, 5K 2012 Cruze [Re: Rat407]
brandini Offline


Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1023
Loc: Richmond, VA
If you're using Amsoil, call them and start a warranty claim, they're really nice and send you a UOA kit since they also would like to know if they need to blacklist said engine for any reason.

http://www.amsoil.com/warrantysecure.aspx
_________________________
07 Mazda3s Hatch - ZoomZoom - Using EAO-ALM-BF3-MTG-ANT-ATF

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >