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#840 of 885 Re: Possible new Aveo owner? [poncho167]
Dec 03, 2007 (4:32 am)
What I meant is they have they Lancer, Suburu has the WRX. There are people satisfied in one way or another with every brand and believe it or not there are groups of people who think Yugo's are the best, all I am saying is some automakers are better than others and Mitsubishi is not one of the better ones. The JD Power 2007 Dependability Study didn't feature any Mitsubishi's though the Chevy Aveo and Hyundai Accent where tops in their catagory.
#841 of 885 chk. engine light,misfires on cold starts, on hwys,
Dec 22, 2007 (4:19 pm)
chevy aveo 2004-2007 with vin #6-rpo L91 built prior to vin7B797231 if the service light comes on intermittently and the hold or other lights come on and then go off later after stopping and parking or restarting the engine-- there is a good chance that the valve guide seals are bad. check chevy dealer service document # T3782 or #2010397. my girl friend brought a certified aveo from a dealer in spokane and had it one year, from 25,000 to 37,000 miles and the dealer replace the ign. coil and said that was it. it wasn't!! the next day the service engine came back! they kept the car for a week and had to fight with GM to warranty the repair! it takes about a week to do the work. they have replace all 8exhaust valves, all 8intake valves all 16 valve seals appleway chevy does good work in spokane. the 1stcompany just change plugs and charge $45-we change dealers!and we are happy with appleway!
#842 of 885 Re: chk. engine light,misfires on cold starts, on hwys, [huntmaster]
Dec 27, 2007 (4:49 am)
What are the exact symptoms while driving? I have occasional misfires, especially on hills or from a start and sometimes the "check engine" light comes on. The CEL will go off after a stop and will drive well after that.
Mine's an '04 -- I heard about a number of 04 and 05 models having valves that had to be replaced, but the problems didn't appear until I was well out of warranty.
#843 of 885 LT Sedan go Boom!
Mar 29, 2008 (6:52 pm)
Rental 08 LT Sedan. On I-35W in Minneapolis last night. Less than 8000 miles on the odometer. I was driving under the speed limit as I was trying to figure out where I was going. Oil level and temperature normal.
Loud explosion that I suspect may have been a thrown rod. I know I've never heard anything like that in almost 50 years of driving with 30+ cars. I've owned three Korean cars: an 88 Festiva, an 01 Elantra, and an 07 Optima. Had good luck with all of them. My wife was looking at buying one last year before we got the Optima. This this will keep me from considering anything with Daewoo roots for many years.
#844 of 885 Re: LT Sedan go Boom! [csandste]
Mar 30, 2008 (8:45 am)
You didn't specifically say it, but I assume the engine died immediately after the loud noise.
By the way, I am no supporter of Daewoo in any way, shape or form, but the engine in the Aveo is made by GM (who now owns Daewoo as well), in the Austrailian Holden division, which supplies many GM engines in other cars and also assembles the Pontiac G8GT auto, as an example.
SO, can't really blame Korea on this one, I'm afraid...
#845 of 885 Re: LT Sedan go Boom! [busiris]
Mar 30, 2008 (9:49 am)
Knew it had Holden roots but thought it was assembled in a GMDAT plant in Korea. Maybe I should have said it will keep me from buying a Pontiac G8.
#846 of 885 Re: LT Sedan go Boom! [busiris]
Mar 30, 2008 (11:29 am)
Unless they recently changed the engine it has always been a Daewoo engine just like my 1988 Pontiac Lemans (Daewoo).
#847 of 885 Re: LT Sedan go Boom! [poncho167]
Mar 30, 2008 (11:43 am)
The factory service manual that I bought from Helm when I bought the car had a page with several different engines listed (single OHV, dual OHV as well as different sizes), and the code next to the engine in my 05 translated to a Holden manufactured engine. It possible that I could have mis-read it, but I don't think so, as the 05 Aveo also uses the same oil filter as my 02 Chevy S-10 pickup. I would go back and check the manual again, but I let it go with the car...However, I'll try to verify...if I'm wrong, shame on me!!!
Either way, that particular engine is not a technological wonder. Still, I have rented cars in my younger days, and lets just say I probably drove them a bit differently that if I had owned them. So, I would be a bit hesitant to translate a mechanical failure in a single rental as the sole determining factor in selecting a car to purchase...as I am sure we would all be hesitant to do...
has info on the Aveo, but isn't clear exactly who makes the engine.
The info below was found on Wikipedia, but also ins't clear as to where the engine is made, but it does imply Daewoo manufacture...
D-TEC was an older variant of Family 1 SOHC engine licensed by Daewoo Motors for their range of Opel-derived cars such as Daewoo Espero and Daewoo Nexia. These engines are built exclusively at Bupyeong engine plant. They feature valvetrain driven by toothed belt, in a DOHC configuration for most versions, and aluminum cylinder head.
1.3 L SOHC - Daewoo Lanos
1.5 L SOHC - Daewoo Lanos, Daewoo Nexia
1.6 L SOHC - Daewoo Nexia
1.6 L DOHC - Daewoo Nexia, Daewoo Espero, Daewoo Lanos
 E-TEC II
Updated version of D-TEC. Most models feature Euro III-compliancy, and 1.4 L and 1.6 L DOHC versions employ variable intake geometry.
1.4 L SOHC - European Chevrolet Kalos/Chevrolet Aveo
1.5 L SOHC, Euro II - Asian, Middle Eastern and South African versions Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Nubira and Chevrolet Aveo, CKD kits of Aveo assembled by ZAZ
1.4 L DOHC - European Chevrolet Kalos/Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Lacetti and Chevrolet Nubira
1.6 L - L91/LXT, 103 hp (77 kW) and 107 ft·lbf (145 N·m) of torque, U.S. version of Chevrolet Aveo; European Chevrolet Lacetti and Chevrolet Nubira
Higher-displacement versions of D-TEC and E-TEC II are indeed Family II engines built by Holden.
Holden makes various Family II engines for GM India and GM Daewoo at its Melbourne plant. Variations include displacements from 1.6 L. to 2.4 L. Unlike the Ecotec engines, the block is made of iron.
This is the 2.0L (1998cc) variant of the engines, featuring 86 mm bore and 86 mm stroke. Power is 119 hp (89 kW) 5400 rpm and torque is 126 ft·lbf (171 N·m).
The engine has been used on following vehicles:
 Other models
1.6 L - Daewoo Kalos, Daewoo Gentra, Chevrolet Aveo
1.8 L - Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Nubira, Chevrolet Rezzo
C24SE, *2.4 L SOHC - Isuzu Rodeo
2.4 L DOHC - Chevrolet Captiva, Opel Antara
So, beats me who makes them!
#848 of 885 Re: LT Sedan go Boom! [busiris]
Mar 30, 2008 (12:50 pm)
I had no idea the engine was that closely related to the Ecotec, a mill that gets slammed regularly for roughness but that I've enjoyed, at least in a rental car. Funny how the Aveo gets the same or less mileage as an Ecotec in a Cobalt considering the similar design. It does look like it's probably made in Melbourne.
#849 of 885 Re: LT Sedan go Boom! [csandste]
Mar 30, 2008 (3:36 pm)
Melbourne made or Korean made, the engine appears to definitely be a GM design, licensed in earlier years to Daewoo.