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Anyone replace a cruze turbo? #4976270
01/11/19 04:28 PM
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Dylan1303 Offline OP
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About to do the job soon. I got a used 3 mile turbo for it and it has all the lines still. What else do i need, i know i need new header bolts and the exhaust manifold gasket. Am i missing anything?


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
13 equinox 2.4 awd pp 5w30
Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976276
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Yes, with a Civic...


2001 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 - 162k+
Grandma's creampuff...
Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976285
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Cruze forums should have a lot more info.

It should be an easy replacement of the turbo.

Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976296
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I think The Critic has.


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Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976301
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Here is the thread where the Critic did the repair to the turbo on a Cruze.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4560504/2012_Cruze_1.4T_Turbo_Replacem

Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Imp4] #4976336
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Originally Posted by Imp4
Yes, with a Civic...

Why would he downgrade? It's not like the Civic is immune to engine issues....

Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976345
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The turbo is fine. Its the wastegate thats the problem. Too bad the wastegate is built onto the turbo. Im tuned and the wg had to much play. Its causing me to overboost. But if i put it back to stock im sure it will make in alot longer. It has 97k on the stock turbo.


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
13 equinox 2.4 awd pp 5w30
Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: itguy08] #4976375
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Imp4 Offline
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Originally Posted by itguy08
Originally Posted by Imp4
Yes, with a Civic...

Why would he downgrade? It's not like the Civic is immune to engine issues....
LOL
Please...
To each his own....
I'll take my wallet elsewhere....
"Real people" ads notwithstanding....

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 - 162k+
Grandma's creampuff...
Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976451
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Civic 1.5L engines are the same as the CR-V and are having issues. Honda is vastly overrated.

Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: itguy08] #4976635
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Originally Posted by itguy08
Civic 1.5L engines are the same as the CR-V and are having issues. Honda is vastly overrated.

Preach. The only decent ones were ~'98-'09 and even then it is highly up for debate. Examples of bad are the Odyssey and Pilot trannies, examples of good are the Accord 2.4L powertrain. My family has a major, major problem believing the criticism. They'll turn away Fords, Chevys, Hyundais, etc. with 103K miles, but will entertain (and have bought) Hondas and Toyota with over 300K miles. Makes no sense. Sure, on certain models/engines/transmissions I'd turn away too. But to to run from a 3800 with 100K in favor of a 2.4L Rav4 with 330K? For the same price? shocked2 Another example, my sister owned a 98 Accord, then tried a pristine Grand Marquis on the cheap (and hated it, sold it within months) and has owned two '07 Accords since. Those are the only 4 cars she's owned. My mom has the same Honda brain injury. She thinks they'll run forever because they're "imports." For the sake of argument (without getting technical) I always ask about Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Fiat, Jaguar, BMW, Volvo, Subaru, and VW. Those aren't imports. Imports are Honda, Toyota, and Nissan only, and only those commonly make it to 300K. duh

People seriously need to wake up.


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Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976704
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Originally Posted by itguy08
Civic 1.5L engines are the same as the CR-V and are having issues. Honda is vastly overrated.

I'll take a 'vastly overrated' Civic over a Cruze turbo 8 days a week.
Then again, maybe I'll wait for the 2020s....... Oh wait...


2001 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 - 162k+
Grandma's creampuff...
Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: tony1679] #4976775
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Originally Posted by tony1679
She thinks they'll run forever because they're "imports." For the sake of argument (without getting technical) I always ask about Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Fiat, Jaguar, BMW, Volvo, Subaru, and VW. Those aren't imports. Imports are Honda, Toyota, and Nissan only, and only those commonly make it to 300K. duh

People seriously need to wake up.

This is a terrible straw man argument.
Like, you didn't even try.

She thinks they'll run forever because, in general, Honda's and Toyotas are much more likely to get to 300k than the OPs Cruze turbo or just about any other Big 2-1/2 compact car, or a VW Golf, or for gosh sakes a Fiat anything....

The fact that you or your mother identifies them as 'imports' is both true and irrelevant. But it does allow you to make the false argument that because BMWs, Jags and Volvo's are not that great over the long haul then, by extension, Toyotas and Hondas must be not that great also. But it's a false argument, you know, a straw man.

But good try!!!Cheers1


2001 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 - 162k+
Grandma's creampuff...
Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Imp4] #4976808
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Hope the OP gets the help he asked for …

Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: Dylan1303] #4976825
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Re: Anyone replace a cruze turbo? [Re: 4WD] #4976950
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Originally Posted by 4WD
Hope the OP gets the help he asked for …

I do as well.

Here's how to get the turbo off without removing the header.
Good luck!!!


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