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#120 of 307 Re: BOYCOTT CHEVY AVEO [unpleasedchevy]
Mar 20, 2013 (11:54 am)
Oh my! I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma! My car had been acting crazy too. When I took it in to the dealer I found out there was a recall on the spark plugs and wiring related to it. They fixed it with no charge as it was a recall & the car has been running good ever since! Mine was a 2009. I hope the information helps. Good luck!
Mar 25, 2013 (7:45 pm)
On my way home on the interstate my 04 chevy aveo was not accelerating and seemed to be losing power. I got over the shoulder just before being rear ended. I had it towed and the news wasn't good. And now I find that the timing belt going is a huge problem on the 04-07 aveo. My car is dead at 84,000 miles. The shop said they could try to fix the timing belt and water pump to see if engine works, but its quite possible it won't and they would delve deeper for $2000 then to see if valves are bent or head is cracked and it might just need a new engine at 84k. I cannot believe that there are so many with this problem and we weren't informed. I am telling everyone I know to regularly google their car for problems and informing others of this problem and will be contacting the company. More should have been done! Is there a place where this information is tracked to find out how bad this problem has been???
#122 of 307 Chevrolet Aveo Oil Problems
Aug 12, 2012 (6:32 pm)
#123 of 307 OIL LEAK FROM FILTER
Feb 10, 2007 (6:30 pm)
I Have a '07 Aveo with 7500 miles I have changed the oil twice since i bought it and at the second time i noticed some oil had been leaking from the filter seal. So when i put on the new filter i made sure to tighten it a lil extra. that was at around 4000 miles. this past week i noticed some smoke coming from the hood and it was oil leaking again and dripping on the manifold pipe. and it ran for about 5 minutes yesterday parked in one place and when i backed up there was a puddle. i rechecked the filter and its tight. Ive been changing my own oil for 12 years and never had a problem with a filter leaking. Has anyone else had this problem? When i changed the oil the first time i had to use a pair of channel locks to loosen the factory installed filter thats was rediculus but is it nesisary?
#124 of 307 Re: OIL LEAK FROM FILTER [blk07aveo]
Mar 14, 2007 (8:34 am)
I've had this problem on other vehicles caused by the rubber gasket from the old filter sticking to the engine block. Then you can't get a good seal. You said how hard it was to remove the original filter. Maybe the old gasket is stuck to the block.
#125 of 307 Re: OIL LEAK FROM FILTER [blk07aveo]
Mar 15, 2007 (4:34 am)
I change my own oil and filter as well. Always have on every car/truck I ever owned! That first time I changed my filter I had to bang a long screwdriver through the filter and twist for 45 mins to get the damn thing off!! Good to know I am not the only one with that problem. It was on that tight. Personally, if I had this kind of leak, I would go to your dealer and find out if the area where the filter comes in contact with the block is straight and even. MAYBE when you changed it the first time you accidently made it uneven, since you had a hard time getting it off. I assume it is the same tiny engine as my 2006?
It is under warranty...might as well find out if you damaged it by accident, or if there is a factory problem. Maybe the engine block wasn't cast perfect and that first filter was on so tight to cover up their own mistake! Not that they will admit to it. BUT you can get a good look at the area and see for yourself. I assume you did check the oil drain plug of course? That has to be TIGHT,and I have been told or read in my owners manual that there is some kind of 'sleeve' in there that has to be replaced, but not till like 50k miles or something like that. Maybe you pulled out this sleeve and the plug is the cause of the leak? Let us know.
#126 of 307 Oil Changing Frequency ??
Mar 23, 2007 (4:10 am)
Well I'll stir the pot here. I just changed my oil and filter...used Mobil 1 5W-30 Synthetic and a Fram filter. Cost me $28. Got the oil on sale,by luck! ONLY $5.50 a quart!. Mine takes 4.5 quarts...even though the manual says it is suppose to take UNDER 4 quarts even with the filter changed to. Anyway. I do all city driving as you know, and had 1,950 miles on it between the last oil change and this one,also 4.5 months. Do you all go by mileage,time,or a combonation of both? Since I never get on the highway, it is considered 'severe driving' by the owners manual. So it says 3 months or 3,000 miles. Well it was over 4 months, but well UNDER 3,000 miles. So I never know if I am wasting money by changing it so much, especially with synthetic oil, or if as I always say..'it is cheap insurance to change it frequently to protect the engine'.I know oil builds up acids and carbon deposits in the oil when you drive. Thus the reason you have to change it. The cleaner the oil, the better the condition the engine stays in. So I was at 4.5 months...but only 1,950 miles. And synthetic oil is suppose to last MUCH longer between changes. Since it doesn't leak any oil,and doesn't burn any oil...I am wondering if I am being TO careful?? What is everyone else doing?
#127 of 307 Re: Oil Changing Frequency ?? [flaaveo]
Mar 24, 2007 (8:39 pm)
I think you are being a wee bit overcautious....I change mine at about 5000-7500....and the oil looks okey.
#128 of 307 Re: OIL LEAK FROM FILTER [flaaveo]
Mar 25, 2007 (4:45 pm)
I had this issue as well; apparently it must be an oil filter from the dealership, because it has a gasket that needs to be changed each time. I bought mine new, and just took it in with an oil leak issue, and had previously had the oil changed at an oil changing facility, and because they didnít use the correct filter it developed a leak.
#129 of 307 Re: OIL LEAK FROM FILTER [barbdr]
Mar 27, 2007 (2:32 am)
Sorry. But I didnt mention anything about an oil leak. I know a gasket comes off with every filter. I have never had a gasket NOT come off. I just always do my own oil changes...that way i know what is in my engine. But the factory filter was put on my some super strong robot. It took me hours to get the first filter off. I was just asking about peoples oil change routine/time.