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#1071 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [djm2]
Sep 22, 2013 (4:29 am)
Good Morning All:
I did some research on the "net" about the Chevrolet Equinox. I came up with a VERY INTERESTING "YouTube" posting by the owner of this vehicle. ----- The title of the YouTube posting is: ----"My Journey with Chevy ---- I will never do it again!" -----www.youtube.com. ------ I think this presentation does "justice" to the problem. ---- Take the time to "pull this posting up" and enjoy. ---- YES, GM and the Chevrolet Dealers are now getting the "recognition" that fits the "build quality," and the "customer satisfaction" of owning the Chevrolet Equinox! ----- The "Equinox Issue" is now becoming for GM, what the "Toyota Engine Sludge Issue" of years ago was to Toyota! ---- Keep ignoring the customers, and you will be "out of business again soon." ----- While I like my 2.4 LTZ Malibu, I do not like how GM is treating other customers who purchased the Equinox, because I almost purchased the Equinox in 2010. ----- This could have been me! ----- Best regards to all! ----- Have a GREAT day! ----- Dwayne
#1072 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [djm2]
Sep 25, 2013 (6:47 pm)
I have a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox and I have experienced 3 computer updates, 2 sets of solenoids, a replacement head and now a new timing Chain, the engine has been noisy has strange random flat spots when accelerating and in the last week has started to sound like a Diesel, so now they are saying that the bottom end is failing. My dealer has been fantastic and agrees that they have seen this before on other 2.4 Ecotec engines, I am pretty much at the end of wanting to keep on going with these issues one after another. Has anyone been experiencing this many issues in 60000 Kms of use?
#1073 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [djm2]
Sep 25, 2013 (7:25 pm)
Oil is not going to save these engines, they have multiple issues and if a modern engine cannot go more than 2500 miles on synthetic oil, the engine is simply no good! I have a 2011 Equinox with all these issues, and if I changed the oil at 5000kms I think that is an environmental pig, I downsized to a 4 cylinder to save money and the environment, my 6.2 litre V8 has nearly 300000kms on it and it gets oil changes about every 8000-12000kms, it gets 18mpg, my Equinox does not get better than 24mpg and it burns about 1/2 a quart of oil every 1000kms. You say you change the oil in your Toyota every 2500 miles, that is 34 oil changes in the mileage you have stated, plus you say you put additives in the gas! Here in Montreal, Quebec Canada, Gas is over $6.00 a gallon, so additives are out and changing synthetic oil every 5000kms at a cost here of $139.95 would make my Equinox the most expensive vehicle to run ever! I think I should have bought that Hummer2 I liked !
#1074 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [radride]
Sep 26, 2013 (2:14 am)
Good Morning Radride:
Kindly be advised that the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu that I own does NOT have the 2.4 Direct Injection Engine. It has a 2.4 four cylinder engine but it is a NON DIRECT INJECTION engine. When I purchased this vehicle I almost purchased the 2010 2.4 Chevrolet Equinox. The only thing that stopped me was that the "top of the line Equinox" DID NOT have a power seat on the passenger side of the vehicle. What was GM thinking by not offering a power seat for the front seat passenger? This prevented me from owning this vehicle.
Both my 2007 Toyota V6 XLE Camry and my 2010 Chevrolet 2.4 Malibu DO NOT use Synthetic Engine Oil. They are both serviced at the selling dealership, and the dealership uses regular non-synthetic oil for the oil and filter changes.
Kindly be advised that I did NOT suggest that frequent oil and filter changes would solve the 2.4 engine problems with the Equinox. The Equinox engine has serious design flaws starting with the high pressure fuel pump that allows raw gasoline into the engine oil, thus thinning out the oil, and destroying the timing chain, cylinder walls, piston rings and main bearings,
My posting was all about GM not stepping up to correct the problem in a proactive fashion. These engine need to be replaced, NOT repaired! The dealers and GM know this but both are dragging their feet, and the customers are paying the price by being inconvenienced, and driving vehicles that are unsafe. The question is "Why are the customers being treated in this fashion?"
In terms of frequent oil and filter changes, kindly be advised that since my vehicle DO NOT USE synthetic oil, the cost of an oil and filter changes is not that expensive. Toyotas have been know to be "sludge producing engines" so it is just maintenance on my part. On the other side of the issue, the 2.4 engine in the Malibu works very hard and I believe in giving it some tender loving care. I easily get 30 + mpg on the highway without any problem with both vehicles.
In terms of fuel additives, I use them because the gasoline today contains alcohol. Alcohol cleans but it is NOT a lubricant. Both the fuel system, and the upper cylinder components of the engine need some type of a lubricant in the fuel My engines are VERY quiet. When I took delivery of the Malibu, the 2.4 engine sounded like a typical American Coffee Grinder. It is now as smooth as a Honda four cylinder engine.
In terms of protecting the environment, kindly be advised that I am protecting the environment by having two engines that are operating a peek efficiency. On the other side of the issue, I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GLOBAL WARMING!
Best regards! --------- Dwayne
#1076 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [Stever@Edmunds]
Sep 26, 2013 (11:47 am)
My comment about "global warming" was "humor!" ---- You know, ----- a "joke!" ---- Oil changing is very much like believing in a particular religion! ----- You either believe, --- or --- you do not believe in the frequent process! ----- There is no in-between! ---- I have seen the "light" so I am a believer! ----- Using fuel additives is very much like taking daily vitamins. ---- Some people and doctors think it is a good idea, and some people and doctors think it is a waste of money! ----- The final choice is up to the individual! ---- I take a load of nutritional supplements, and I have the blood pressure of a 21 year old, and I am far from being 21! ---- All the best to you and everyone else on this board! ----- Dwayne
#1077 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [djm2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 26, 2013 (12:00 pm)
I'm 40 years past 21 too.
My daddy was a pharmacist and my mom's a retired RN. You had to be sick a week before he'd bring any samples home, much less "supplements". We don't do vitamins either LOL.
You'd probably like Amsoil. They sell motor oil, additives and their sister company (Altrum) sells nutritional stuff.
#1078 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [Stever@Edmunds]
Sep 26, 2013 (3:04 pm)
I think Amsoil has outstanding products, but I think that the price is kind of high. ---- But many people use these products, and again that is a personal choice. --- (I do not think that I could bring "Amsoil oil" to my servicing dealers, and have them install this product in my engines. ----- You know "extended warranty issues!") --- I am sure that their "additives" do an outstanding job as intended, but I am happy with Lucas Upper Cylinder Lubricant, (LUCL) and / or Marvel Mystery Oil, (MMO). ------ Most of my nutritional supplements I purchase from The Vitamin Shop, a chain in New Jersey. ---- Everything is life is a choice, and we all have to live with the choices we make. ---- A perfect example is the Equinox Issue. ---- People purchased this vehicle in good faith, and now they are living with their choices, both good or bad! ---- I almost purchased a 2010 Equinox when I purchased my 2010 Malibu. I got lucky, but I feel VERY bad for the people who purchased this product in good faith. ----- I am racking up mileage on the Malibu daily, and I will be in the market again for another vehicle. The question is will I purchase a GM vehicle, or will I be hesitant because of the Equinox issue, and run to the foreign name plate? ----- All the best to you! ------- Dwayne
#1079 of 1111 Re: Noise,stalling and just goood common sense [djm2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 26, 2013 (3:13 pm)
I'm more inclined to go with Radride's comments.
Good wishes to you too!
#1080 of 1111 Re: 2011 Equinox Issues, Dealer useless and GM will not do anything! [jade62973]
Sep 28, 2013 (3:30 pm)
any chance you are in CA? If we get more people involved maybe it will go somewhere