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View Poll Results: Which motor did you get or will get for your Terrain? 4 or 6 cylinder??
4 cylinder ecotec 389 62.84%
6 cylinder 230 37.16%
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post #51 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 10:27 AM
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So, with the E85 engine, you would be able to mix in a blend of bio-fuel ? Have you tried it ?

If I had the e85 engine, I think I would be very hesitant to do it for fear of not having a pure enough bio-fuel to not plug up some small openings in the fuel system.

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post #52 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 11:49 AM
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I maintain a fleet of heavy equipment and concrete mixers in Alaska, many mix their diesel fuels in the summer from fry grease to filtered used engine oil. As long as it gets past say for a figure a 10 micron filter I see no problem, and that figure I believe is rather small even for hydraulics. I use 15 micron filters up here for my fuel and hydraulics.
I did some research several years ago about the legalities and applications of making your own methanol, the methods to remove moisture, how much to blend in, the difference in mileage and most important part what kinds of engines can be made to run on it.

There are websites and forums on this very subject and easily found on the web, and was a deciding factor of the 4 cylinder Flex Fuel versus the larger V6. I think a lot of people are under estimating the real potential of this engine.

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I have a 2014 v6 fwd, I have driven a 2014 i4 fwd and the extra power is well worth it. In the i4 I had to beat the **** out of it to get and sort of acceleration
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post #54 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-14-2014, 09:28 AM
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I do alot of driving for work so I chose the I-4 due to better gas mileage, sure the v6 would've been nice and the look of the dual exhaust tops would've been an added bonus. A cpl of my buddies are mechanics at GM and told me horror stories of the v6, so that steered me away from the v6 even more. I don't find it sluggish, only time u notice it lacking a little is on ramps on the highway
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post #55 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-14-2014, 10:09 AM
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Horror stories of the V6?? Sure you're not mixed up with the 4 cylinder? If you'll read through this forum, there are many, many more complaints of the 4 cylinder vs V6??

*Disclaimer: I'm only sharing my opinion. You didn't pay for it, so my opinion is only worth that much, haha.<br />2013 GMC Terrain SLT-1, FWD, 3.6 V6 (LFX), Sunroof
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Horror stories of the V6?? Sure you're not mixed up with the 4 cylinder? If you'll read through this forum, there are many, many more complaints of the 4 cylinder vs V6??
Early 3.6s were having problems before they started using it in the Equinox. I think it was while it was used by Caddy and the Traverse/Acadia.

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I'm just going by what they've told me, doesn't matter to me, warranty will cover whatever
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post #58 of 59 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 10:46 PM
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I test drove the 4 off the lot pulled out turned around went back and grabbed a 6. I couldn't push the skinny pedal hard enough for the 4 to get out of its own way. The 6 was needed for sure

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I have had my Terrain for a year now (leased April 2014). I did a lot of on-line research and most of the so-called car gurus dissed the I-4 for being grossly underpowered. I have not found that to be the case. The V6 was smoother but I am very happy with my I4 performance and mileage (22 town driving, 34 highway, 26 overall after 12,000 miles. It has to be personal preference.

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