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I have a 1.8 engine Trax that has a K&N drop in filter, no resonator, and will go 0 to 60 in under 9 seconds after spinning tires on dry pavement. I promise you that the next generation of Trax (it's and cousins) will have a different engine...probably not a turbo. I have a friend here who has a 2017 Trax with the US turbo 1.4 and my car is faster and gets better mpg.
 

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Anybody have troubles with thier turbo charger? Well I think that is what's eating my oil that the dealership says I am imagining things it still full of oil I am so frustrated I wish I could pay it off and take it to the junkyard and have it crushed. I think I would have so much joy from it. Maybe I need to go to another dealership.
Had problems with mine. They replaced it. It suck up 2 liter of oil in 30 minutes of driving
Luckily it was still on warranty
 

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Anybody have troubles with thier turbo charger? Well I think that is what's eating my oil that the dealership says I am imagining things it still full of oil I am so frustrated I wish I could pay it off and take it to the junkyard and have it crushed. I think I would have so much joy from it. Maybe I need to go to another dealership.
I'm planning on taking my issue up with the Department of Motor Vehicles seeing if I can get a recall on Trax models that have Turbos because I'm so over it with the run around .This morning the cabin in my car was filled with white exhaust fumes.
 

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Good luck there, GM is about to go bankrupt. What can you get from a church rat.
 

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The hoses used for the PCV system are too small and freeze up. Bad design, works good in a lab but not in the real world.
 

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Turbo oil feed......There's a steel line with a flimsy heat shield, that is located under the exhaust manifold....This line is a 'Maintenance Item'.... The oil gets cooked from the exhaust manifold and slowly restricts the oil flow to the Turbo....For the cost about $23.00 (aftermarket) & the ease of replacement, I am changing mine at the 25-30 k interval....Been contemplating removing that tin shield that's on top of the exhaust manifold, & even wrapping the section of the manifold above the line with manifold heat tape.... Oil to the turbo is so critical & the major contributor to its failure....Not sure if my removing the heat shield or wrapping the manifold will have an adverse affect on computer......
 

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Thats why I use Red Line 5 W 30 high performance synthetic Ester base oil. It's not going to coke or break down under high heat conditions.
The NOACK Evaporation Loss,1hr @ 482°F (250°C), % is 6. Thats way lower than Dexos spec calls for. I think its around 13.
 

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Turbo oil feed......There's a steel line with a flimsy heat shield, that is located under the exhaust manifold....This line is a 'Maintenance Item'.... The oil gets cooked from the exhaust manifold and slowly restricts the oil flow to the Turbo....For the cost about $23.00 (aftermarket) & the ease of replacement, I am changing mine at the 25-30 k interval....Been contemplating removing that tin shield that's on top of the exhaust manifold, & even wrapping the section of the manifold above the line with manifold heat tape.... Oil to the turbo is so critical & the major contributor to its failure....Not sure if my removing the heat shield or wrapping the manifold will have an adverse affect on computer......
2016 and up had a revised oil feed tube that corrected this problem provided you used full synthetic oil. Removing the shield will not affect your ECM. The shield is there to protect you from burns and serves no other purpose.
 

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Have any idea of what the revision is?.... Removing the heatshield is probably a good idea, as it would allow the manifold heat to dissipate...besides I'm the only one who goes under the hood....On second thought, I'm going to wrap that tube entirely & layered, with the exhaust manifold tape...& still remove it at intervals to check for flow...I use Mobil 1 in all my vehicles for many years & have had no complaints....Works for me !!!
 

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My sons 2018 Trax is in the shop. Yes it has been diagnosed as the turbo charger. Replaced now the cat converter so still not back 2 weeks. Thankfully within warranty. They are paying for a rental. Not sure when it will come back or if we want it? Lemon?
 

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Yes i did something stupid that actually paid off so was to buy the extended warranty but this is going to test it. The factory warranty bumper to bumper gone. I love driving it but this testing i can't trust it anymore all the miles i put on it i thought were reliable enjoyable miles sadly.....Poooooffffff reality kicks in.Just missed the factory powertrain warranty by 7,000 miles.
I bought the same thing and I'm just hit 83,000 and boom turbo is screwed up 1664$ for it to be fixed
 

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Anybody have troubles with thier turbo charger? Well I think that is what's eating my oil that the dealership says I am imagining things it still full of oil I am so frustrated I wish I could pay it off and take it to the junkyard and have it crushed. I think I would have so much joy from it. Maybe I need to go to another dealership.
I have a 2018 trax and I have had the turbocharger replaced twice already and now it needs another one ac issues coolant issues worst car ever serious lemon
 

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Turbo oil feed......There's a steel line with a flimsy heat shield, that is located under the exhaust manifold....This line is a 'Maintenance Item'.... The oil gets cooked from the exhaust manifold and slowly restricts the oil flow to the Turbo....For the cost about $23.00 (aftermarket) & the ease of replacement, I am changing mine at the 25-30 k interval....Been contemplating removing that tin shield that's on top of the exhaust manifold, & even wrapping the section of the manifold above the line with manifold heat tape.... Oil to the turbo is so critical & the major contributor to its failure....Not sure if my removing the heat shield or wrapping the manifold will have an adverse affect on computer......
I went ahead and replaced mine on my 2015 with 96k miles. I had used semi-syn and even conventional SP oil a few times so I didn't want to take the chance on it being clogged. Saying all that, it was completely clear with no restrictions.
 

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2016 CHEVY TRAX FIRST WAS TOLD coil pack and new spark plugs $350 two months later TURBO CHARGER and vacuum pump $1500 then a hole in Catalytic Converter with a crack in the head and another coil pack $1800 Oil was changed regular no issues till all the sudden engine light has only 53,258 miles Could anybody tell me if there was recalls on these parts or under warranty
 

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At least you weren't imagining things and at least they found it over there at Wyler. Some GM Techs are just better than others. Why would you buy an extended warranty if you can't use it. If they refuse just take them to court for repairs and lawyer fees and court cost and your lost wages and travel cost. They'll man up.

Turbo failures are not uncommon and according to car and driver about 5% fail before 100000 miles, this may seem high but keep in mind that not everybody does regular oil changes and not everybody uses synthetic oil. 2016 and newer are less prone to failure because they have revised the oil feed tube to a newer version that doesn't coke the oil and keeps feed line clean. Also in 2018 GM went with full synthetic on all their turbo engines.

By the way a new turbo for these is only about $380USd.



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Is that an OEM part is just around $380.
 

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