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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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2011 Terrain Engine Swap to 2015

Good day everyone. I know there are many topics regarding the Terrains Oil Consumption issue on this forum but I would like some personal advice and questions answered regarding my Terrain. I recently purchased a used 2011 GMC Terrain 2.4 with 122000 miles. Unfortunately, Unknown to me, my new purchase literally drinks oil. Easily put in 3+ qt per 5k miles. The dealership isn't going to help me as im the second owner and its right outside the GM factory warranty. Nothing showed up on the car fax about this issue so I was kinda misled to purchase this car. Technically, they sold me a lemon. The original owner obviously never turned in the vehicle to get this issue repaired so its looking like im stuck with someone Else's problem. So frustrating. So here is my question. it has 129k miles now and its looking more and more like i own this problem now. Ive researched getting the engine swapped out with a newer 2015 2.4 engine with 10 to 12k miles. Ive looked on eBay and see tons of low mileage engines with warranties for under $1k. Is there anything particular I need to look for when looking to purchase an engine (swapping my 2011 LAE to an 2015 LAF). I understand the throttle body needs the be swapped off my old one and some cam sensor I believe. Any advice on the swap or my issue in general would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: 2011 Terrain Engine Swap to 2015

Part of, if not the cause of the problem was high fuel pressure to the injectors.
If that isn't corrected, you may be right back to this point with the same problem.
Getting the fuel pressures checked is certainly one of the steps involved.
If the dealer/seller knew about the problem, talk to a lawyer.

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Re: 2011 Terrain Engine Swap to 2015

I see two other options. With the price of oil, you can buy a lot of oil to offset the cost of replacing the engine

Or, you can trade it in like the previous owner did.

Unfortunately, buying any car with over 100K mikes is risky business unless you speak to the previous owner.

Oh, your comment about GM not extending the the warranty to non original purchasers in untrue. Yes, being outside of a time or mileage warranty IS true. However, sometimes, if you are close on either item, GM may offer some assistance, but probably not now.


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Re: 2011 Terrain Engine Swap to 2015

Rit is right.

GMs powertrain follows the car. so if youd have been under 120,000..... there would be hope.

But you purchased at 122,000.


There is history of GM making goodwill repairs (paying for part of bill for original owners when they are very close to the warranty mileage).... but rarely to 2nd/3rd owners.

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Re: 2011 Terrain Engine Swap to 2015

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Good day everyone. I know there are many topics regarding the Terrains Oil Consumption issue on this forum but I would like some personal advice and questions answered regarding my Terrain. I recently purchased a used 2011 GMC Terrain 2.4 with 122000 miles. Unfortunately, Unknown to me, my new purchase literally drinks oil. Easily put in 3+ qt per 5k miles
Or. . .. READ this recent post. New member swapped a 2015 engine into a 2011 with minimal changes. . .

http://www.equinoxforum.net/index.php?topic=24785.0

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As the author of the aforementioned post I can tell you that it can be done. And a 2015 engine should cost a whole lot less than a 2011 engine...supply and demand I guess.

Just verify the intake camshaft actuator part number. In the 2015 the exhaust and intake are the same, ending in "1505." Allegedly in our 2011s they are different. When I did the swap I popped the camshaft cover and voila, they were the same so I lucked out in not having to modify the donor motor other than the throttle body.

Before you buy, pull the cover and check. The rest was straight forward. I wouldn't just keep giving it oil as the catalytic converter will eventually crap out. I am just waiting for mine to go to try and see if the dealer will replace it under warranty. If you plan to keep the car long I would just have it replaced when you swap the motor since it's stupid easy with the engine out...not so much with it in the car. Also change all fluids, especially the transmission.

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: 2011 Terrain Engine Swap to 2015

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately GM is not willing to help me with this issue mainly because im outside the mileage warranty and im the second owner. Ive accepted this and moving on. I have purchased an 2015 Terrain Engine from LKQ with 6500k miles on it for $800 Delivered. I chose them because they offered a 6 Month warranty on their engines as well as I purchased an additional $99 warranty (eBay) that will cover labor or repairs if there were something wrong with the engine after the install (not willing to pay labor twice ) It should be delivered this week sometimes. I will post feedback once I receive it and have it installed!
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Good luck, hopefully it goes smoothly! Make sure you read up on what they want to have done in order to honor the warranty...I vaguely remember reading this long list of parts that you have to replace (in addition to having a proper shop do the work) in order to qualify for coverage.

Make sure you change all fluids too.

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Hi there. I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox, 2.4, WITHOUT AUA (whatever that means). I've read all the posts about how 2010/2011 cars have oil consumption issues and have discovered how expensive those particular engines are.

I read your post about installing the later 2.4 (2012 to 2016) in your car and was wondering how it turned out. I know you needed to change the throttle body, but I was curious as to what else was required to make that engine work in your car. Any tips or helpful advice is much appreciated.

Those newer motors are a fraction of the price of a 2010 and 2011 engine, and have significantly less miles...that would be my most preferred route to go, if at all possible!

Thanks!
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Re: 2011 Terrain Engine Swap to 2015

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Hi there. I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox, 2.4, WITHOUT AUA (whatever that means).
Below is a list of GM RPO codes that shows AUA.


http://d354nuoz4t18d4.cloudfront.net...?cb=1485201137

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