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#4485979 - 08/11/17 06:14 PM GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves.
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
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Loc: North Carolina
Not sure if this was posted already. Sorry if it was. Have a friend that works at a chevy dealership and said that they have had 4 vehicles in so far with pistons that have cracked or broken ring lands.

1.5 engine issues
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#4485987 - 08/11/17 06:28 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 04/19/16
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Loc: Oahu, HI
There was a thread on issues similar to that:
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4433322/all/Engine_downsizing_comes_with_d

I'm not a huge fan of where a turbo makes most of it's power on a tiny engine. There's nothing wrong with turboing a decently sized engine to make decent power but creating a high strung engine is gonna pose issues for the average consumer.
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#4485994 - 08/11/17 06:36 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10338
Loc: OH
I test drove one last year and liked it except for when it shuts off every time you comes to a stop. Even at a stop sign. Nothing really showing on www.carcomplaints.com about the issue.

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#4485999 - 08/11/17 06:48 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
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I'm just sitting here smiling smugly...
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#4486015 - 08/11/17 07:18 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 01/13/13
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As of now , I do not want an engine with a turbo . To many potential / expensive problems . :-(
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#4486017 - 08/11/17 07:20 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
JustinH Offline


Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 5204
Loc: Texas
Mom just bought a 15 cruze. I was amazed they don't spec premium fuel for this vehicle.

They must be doing a lot with the tuning to keep the motor alive (or maybe not) on 87 octane.
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#4486018 - 08/11/17 07:21 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: A_Harman]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
I'm just sitting here smiling smugly...


Any particular reason other than looking goofy?

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#4486021 - 08/11/17 07:22 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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Being this is BITOG, what oil does Chevy require for these engines?
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#4486029 - 08/11/17 07:32 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: PimTac]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Being this is BITOG, what oil does Chevy require for these engines?


My best guess is 5W-30 Dexos, used in the more proven 2.0L Turbo...

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#4486030 - 08/11/17 07:34 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
This isn't an oil problem. This is too cheap engineering. Hey bean counters, how much did you save when you de-contented the marque's reputation? Did they exceed the limits of how small a piston skirt can be? Or switch to a lower grade piston? This isn't a particular dig on GM. All car makers are subject to too much drive to the bottom.


Edited by andyd (08/11/17 07:43 PM)
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#4486055 - 08/11/17 08:11 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: andyd]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
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Originally Posted By: andyd
This isn't an oil problem. This is too cheap engineering. Hey bean counters, how much did you save when you de-contented the marque's reputation? Did they exceed the limits of how small a piston skirt can be? Or switch to a lower grade piston? This isn't a particular dig on GM. All car makers are subject to too much drive to the bottom.


Yep!

They need a bigger engine in the cruze's.
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#4486060 - 08/11/17 08:15 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8825
Loc: Phoenix
Old article, software update corrected this issue. Get used to tiny turbo engines, all manufacturers are going there. 2018 Accord will have the same powertrain options, 1.5T or 2.0T.
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#4486088 - 08/11/17 08:47 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: A_Harman]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30009
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: A_Harman
I'm just sitting here smiling smugly...


Me too.
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#4486093 - 08/11/17 08:56 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: dishdude]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6538
Loc: Texas
Have no fear of these newfangled turbo motors - this new oil will save the day.
It even comes in a new style package
(I could only find in quarts) ...



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#4486102 - 08/11/17 09:13 PM Re: GM 1.5 liter engines melting themselves. [Re: Rat407]
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Registered: 12/07/03
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I enjoyed my turbo engines when the vehicle didn't rely much on the turbo during normal driving. The turbo was used for passing. Today the turbo must be used just to give a vehicle decent acceleration so it can keep up with the traffic flow, which may not be a good thing for the long haul. Ed
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