2.4L Ecotec Oil Consumption
A series of unfortunate design decisions allow oil to end up in the combustion chamber of the 2.4L Ecotec engine. And a less-than-impressive oil monitoring system doesn't do anything to warn owners about dangerously low oil levels until it'…Continue reading article "2.4L Ecotec Oil Consumption"
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What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- excessive oil consumption in the 2012 Equinox
- excessive oil consumption in the 2010 Equinox
- excessive oil consumption in the 2013 Equinox
- excessive oil consumption in the 2011 Equinox
- engine ticking with excessive oil consumption in the 2011 Equinox
What Breaks the Most
2nd Generation (2010–2017) Equinox Key Numbers
A lawsuit says the 2.4L Ecotec engine in the 2010-2017 Equinox burns too much oil, knocks incessantly, has defective spark plugs, and is pre-disposed to timing chain issues that can lead to complete engine failure
. But wait, there’s more…
All of these problems are allegedly masked by an inadequate warning system that gives owners a false sense of security as their engine rips itself apart from the inside.
Should I go on?…keep reading article "Is the Equinox’s 2.4L Ecotec Engine Defective? All Signs Point to Yes."
A lawsuit says defective piston rings have been causing overheating and oil consumption issues in Equinox and Terrain vehicles since 2010.
The allegedly faulty engines cause too much oil to enter the combustion chambers, something General Motors has allegedly known about since before 2010. The plaintiffs claim defective piston rings, including both “compression” and “oil” rings, can't handle the high compression ratios of the engines.
The EcoTec’s 2.4-liter piston rings can’t maintain a good seal within the crankcase. That means more oil and more engines hitting the scrapheap.
Guess it isn’t very eco-friendly after all.keep reading article "Equinox and Terrain Owners File Oil Consumption Lawsuit"
It's no secret that the Equinox's 2.4-liter EcoTech engine has problems with excessive oil consumption.
Now there's a lawsuit that wants Chevy to do something about it.
In the end, the plaintiffs claim the EcoTec 2.4-liter piston rings can't maintain a sufficient seal within the crankcase. The engines also contribute to the oil consumption due to spray jets that spray oil onto the piston skirts and cylinder walls.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Equinox Piston Ring Problems Cause 2.4-Liter Engines to Consume Too Much Oil, Overheat, and Stall"