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 on: Today at 12:31:58 PM 
Started by vic1212 - Last post by vic1212

So it would mean insurance rate would go much higher than before?

 on: Today at 10:00:22 AM 
Started by liltommy - Last post by rednox301
Compressor line to compressor and compressor mount bolts is right at 16lb/ft for the 2.4L.
Torque sequence is first top front (nut), second top rear (bolt), and last bottom front (bolt).

As a FYI for us 3.6L guys the torque spec is 16lb/ft or 43 lb/ft, depending on which bolt.
Torque sequence is different.

 on: Today at 08:36:19 AM 
Started by JayT2014 - Last post by JayT2014
So now just turned over 20,000 miles on our 2015 Equinox. After posting the Blackstone UOA , I thought I would update a bit more.

We did not take any Spring trip this year as the past 2 years so no new long MPG to report. I did have to pick up the son-in-law at the airport late yesterday so had a good 160 miles or so of interstate round trip at 65 to 72 MPH. DIC reported a high of 30.1MPG for this airport trip with just a stop in the parking garage for pickup and back onto the interstate. I filled the gas tank on Monday morning, reset the Trip 1,  and wife drove it to work 5 days along with one or two stops during the week at  local stores. So the total so far this week was 234.4 miles as shown. The gas gauge shows a little less than half a tank left.
 The "Average Fuel Economy" screen shows the lifetime average of 21.1MPG for all driving and has not been reset since January of last year - -  2016.
 Over all, MPG for the 12 mile round trip drive wife takes to and from work, Winter nets between 17 and 19 MPG depending on how many side trips and stops, idling , etc occurs. In mixed city, semi rural and short 15 to20 miles freeway stints winter MPG will scoot up to 22MPG or so. Summer is much better and we tend to average 22 to 23 MPG for similar driving.



 As reported in earlier posts, I look forward to Summer mixed highway and interstate mileage to be at least 27 to 28MPG and we often see legs of 400 miles at 28 to 29MPG which we are pleased with on this 3.6L LFX V6 engine.
I had the last free oil change from the dealer on January 4th, 2017 and had emptied the Elite Oil Catch Can at that time also. Since this was winter driving up till this point with mostly short trips (4 months only 2,000 mile or so), I emptied the Oil Catch Can last weekend and it contained about +2 ounces of oil and some of the usual cold weather yellow oil/water emulsion.  Interesting that this +2 ounces of oil in the catch can still doesn't register any noticeable drop on the oil dipstick. In fact, since owning the 2015 Equinox LTZ, I have not  noted any drop in oil level even after +4,000 miles on an oil change.
 I plan on changing the oil soon with Pennzoil Full Synthetic and a Wix filter which should take us well into September - October  or longer.

 On a side note, we also added a new 2017  Colorado LT to the garage and just turned over 1,000 miles in it. It has the new GM LGZ 3.6L V6 with "Displacement On Demand" and 8-speed transmisson which goes from V6 mode to V4 mode. There is an indicator that shows this on the DIC and it basically only goes into "V4" when coasting up to a stop or going at steady, low speeds under 30MPH on a very level road.  So far on 3 fill ups and mostly local mixed driving, I've been getting a hand calculated 21 to 22 MPG. (DIC show a high 'Best 50 Mile Avg of 29.1MPG). This represents about 40% interstate and 60% short trips around town and semi rural roads.  The reason I mention this is that it seems to match or even best MPG the Equinox with the previous LFX 3.6L V6. Very pleased with that.

 on: Today at 07:31:30 AM 
Started by liltommy - Last post by spook
16 FT/LBS sounds about right. The last compressor I changed (not a GM auto) required 17 FT /LBS for the line bolts.

Remember it's the "O" ring that is making the seal, (not like securing a flat gasket where the clamping force is forming the seal) in this instance you are really just securing the connection.

 on: Today at 07:11:01 AM 
Started by liltommy - Last post by liltommy
The bolt that holds the lines to the compressor is only 16 ft/lbs.?
did I read that right?

BTW, thanks for all the info.

 on: Today at 05:11:21 AM 
Started by FriendlyR - Last post by JayT2014
One other thing...does anyone know how to post pics?...maybe an avatar?...thanks for all replies regarding these issues, my past participation in a Chrysler minivan forum proved to be an invaluable experience..

I know this was asked before, but have you checked the oil level and also if there is a strong gasoline odor to the engine oil?

The gas has to be going somewhere. If the engine is burning that much gas I would think there would be a "Rich" engine code generated. Does the exhaust smell strongly after the truck id completely warmed up and idling?  O

 If those things ok, did you try parking the truck and letting it idle to see if it is leaking fuel along the fuel line or at a coupling under  the truck?

OR  . . . it could be a defective High Pressure Fuel Pump seal. This has happened even on a new vehicle.  In that case, again, check the engine oil level and see how it reads on the dip stick. Check your owners manual  . . . it is easily done.

Lastly,  if you dealer seems incompetent or unwilling, you can take it in to ANY GM dealer for warranty work. Call one, ask for the service manager, and explain you have gotten wrong and lame answers at your dealer (13 gallon gas tank?)

You could also take it to a local Autozone, Advanced Auto, or O'Reilly store to see if they read any engine codes for a "Rich" condition.

In order to protect yourself, it behooves you to go outside the normal efforts on something like this.

 on: Yesterday at 08:51:07 PM 
Started by 2013nox1lt2.4lowner - Last post by New to the Nox
Intake manifold leak?
Ticking could be that, misfire because of that or any number of things.
Stumble at complete stop could also be caused by manifold leak.

Again, it could be a number of things.

Take it to the dealer, you are probably still under warranty unless you are over 100k miles.

 on: Yesterday at 08:44:30 PM 
Started by FriendlyR - Last post by New to the Nox
When you reply look on the lower left side of the page for writing. "Additional options"
You can post pics from there. However, it is limited on the file size and my phone camera takes pictures that are too big for it.

 on: Yesterday at 08:21:32 PM 
Started by New to the Nox - Last post by New to the Nox
Just an FYI. They extended the warranty on the catalytic converter for 2010 - 2011 Equinox and Terrain.
10 years/120k miles.
Looks like they will reimburse for work already done.

 on: Yesterday at 08:17:19 PM 
Started by New to the Nox - Last post by New to the Nox
AutoZone duralast water pump is $50 and thermostat is $20.

Also, I just discovered that there is an extended warranty on the catalytic converter for 2010 - 2011 2.4l.
10 years/120k miles

If anyone had to replace their cat they will reimburse you.


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