Last post on Nov 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Chevrolet Equinox, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#1055 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [nox123]
Aug 10, 2013 (6:10 pm)
Thank you for your VERY kind words and for your support! I have owned a number of GM vehicles in my life time along with Ford & Chrysler. I have owned Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and Chevrolets and I have always been very satisfied with the product and the performance of the product. My father was a 100% GM customer. It is a shame that Equinox customers are being treated in a "shabby unprofessional fashion" after spending their hard earned money on a vehicle. I have been around technology all of my life, and when my friends were playing sports, I was taking engines apart at the local garage. You might say that there is 10W30 oil in my veins rather than blood. Even if the 2.4 Equinox engine did not have the fuel pump issue, the four cylinder engines are working VERY hard, and as such, changing oil at 5,000 mile intervals is just looking for engine trouble. YES, the GM engineers are giving the owners of these vehicles the wrong advice. Maybe in a laboratory an engine can go 5,000 miles between oil and filter changes, but in the REAL WORLD OF DAILY USE engine oil should be changed every 2,500 miles. Oil is the life blood of the four cylinder engines. My 2010 LTZ Malibu gets this type of maintenance, and when I check the oil level weekly, the oil is a clean as the day that I took delivery of the vehicle. I drive this vehicle daily both in the city and on the highway, and I NEVER use any oil between oil & filter changes. I also use a fuel additive at every fill up, and my engine is VERY smooth and quiet! (It was NOT that way when I took delivery of the vehicle. The fuel additive made a BIG difference.) ----- GM needs to "step up," and take responsibility for the quality of the Equinox, and in the process, make things right with the customers. I personally like GM vehicles. When I purchased the 2010 Malibu, I was also looking at the four cylinder Equinox, but the Equinox did not come with a "power seat" on the passenger side! ---- Doesn't GM think that the front seat passenger might like to adjust their seat too? --- I would like to meet the people who make these marketing decisions!
Best regards! ------------- Dwayne
#1057 of 1111 Re: Equinox 2011 battery issues [tigbit]
Aug 12, 2013 (5:52 am)
WOW Dealers are the issue with GM and why after reading this I would not buy one.
The best advice I ever received when buying a car is spend a half a day sitting in every dealer's service waiting area and listening in on the the service advisors treatment of customer BEFORE even walking the lot. Since service is where you will live after the sale talk to people having theirs repaired under warranty and get a feel for the car and the service. GREAT service will make me buy a mediocre car. Poor service and I will stay far away. This is especially important when there is only one or two dealers in town for a particular brand.
#1058 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling ,Etc... [kazisalam]
Aug 12, 2013 (4:42 pm)
I am unable to provide the dealership with any technical assistance, but I can definitely reach out to them to see how your repair is going. If your vehicle is still with the dealership, can you please send me their name and location so that I may contact them?
GM Customer Care
#1059 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling ,Etc... [gmcustsvc]
Aug 12, 2013 (10:18 pm)
Thank you again Amber.
Yes, the car is still with Bolton GM Motor Products, 12420 Highway 50, Bolton, Ontario L7E 1M7. Tel: 905 857 3677.
#1060 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling ,Etc... [kazisalam]
Aug 13, 2013 (12:24 pm)
I would love to reach out to your dealership, but unfortunately we can only assist if you are within the United States. I'm very sorry for this mix-up. You can contact GM Canada and they'll be able to look more into this for you as well.
GM Customer Care
#1061 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [djm2]
Sep 18, 2013 (3:08 pm)
Dwayne - do you have a recommendation for the fuel additive? Also - do you think that filling up with regular grade gasoline is sufficient for the four cylinder Equinox?
#1062 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [cgoode3]
Sep 19, 2013 (4:45 am)
Not Dwayne, but it appears many people like techron fuel additive once in a while, not every fill-up. Premium or mid-grade fuel usually wouldn't help with anything in an engine not designed to run on it (and the Nox isn't). Top tier fuel might be a good idea. If you live in an area that has Chevron fuel, it is top tier and already has the techron additive in it.
#1063 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [cgoode3]
Sep 19, 2013 (6:18 am)
There are two products that I would consider. ---- They are Lucas Upper Cylinder Lubricant, and Marvel Mystery Oil. ---- I use MMO in the FUEL of all my vehicles at a rate of FOUR OUNCES to every ten gallons of fuel. ---- I believe the the same ratio is also for LUCL. ----- I use MMO because it is cheaper, and it does the job in my boat, cars, and yard equipment. ------ I do not work for any of these two companies and I do not sell these products, so I have nothing to gain or loose by sharing this information. ----- If it runs on gasoline I put MMO in the fuel. ----- My 2007 V8 XLE Camry, and my 2010 2.4 LTZ Malibu have had MMO in the fuel since they were purchased new. ---- I change the oil and filter in both vehicles at the dealership every 2,500 miles. ----- The Toyota Dealer recommends an oil additive called BG / MOA to prevent a build up of sludge. I have used this product in the Camry since it was new. The Camry has about 85,000+ miles, and I have NEVER added oil between oil and filter changes. ----- The Malibu has about 48,000+ miles, and I have NEVER added oil between oil and filter changes. The four cylinder engine is VERY quiet and smooth in operation. ---- It was not that way when I took delivery of the vehicle. It sounded like a typical American Four Cylinder Coffee Grinder. --- On could winter mornings, I warm up my vehicles before I drive the vehicle. If there is ice and snow on the vehicle it might take ten minutes to get the heat up to melt the ice and snow. Did you know that on cold winter mornings with ice and snow on the car and on the ground it might take 20 to 30 minutes for the transmission fluid to come up to the normal engine temperature of 180 / 190 degrees. ----- In the boating world, captains NEVER leave the dock until their engines are up to normal operating temperature. Why is it important for a boat and not for a land based vehicle? ----- All the best. ------ Dwayne
#1064 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [cgoode3]
Sep 19, 2013 (6:29 am)
With regards to the "grade of gasoline" I would go with the recommendations in the "owners manual!" ---------- BUT, I would purchase my gasoline from a vendor that pumps a lot of fuel so as to insure that the fuel is fresh! ------ On occasion, I might "top off" with a few gallons of 92 in my vehicles on a long trip. ---- Both my V6 Camry and four cylinder Malibu take 87 gasoline, and both vehicles get 30+mpg at 55mph. ----- I always use my fuel additive at every fill up! I pour it into the tank prior to fueling so the product mixes with the in coming fuel. ---------- All the best! ------- Dwayne