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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 09:37 AM
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If they "highly recommend" 93 most stations in Anderson, SC only have 91.

On a side note, had the oil changed yesterday at my dealership and checked out a new Equinox Premier with the cross rails installed. IMO they look god awful, they sit about 2-3 inches above the side rails. Like the styling of the new models Equinox/Terrain but I would have to have the 60% portion of the back seat always down to carry my big wheeled walker, which may not be a problem as we're not taking many passengers anymore just the 2 of us.

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post #12 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the full info from the manual:

Do not use any fuel labeled E85 or FlexFuel. Do not use gasoline with ethanol levels greater than 15% by volume.

For the LYX 1.5L L4 turbo engine, use regular unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM specification D4814 with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher. Do not use gasoline with a posted octane rating of less than 87, as this may cause engine knock and will lower fuel economy.

For the LTG 2.0L L4 turbo engine, premium unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM specification D4814 with a posted octane rating of 93 is highly recommended for best performance and fuel economy. Unleaded gasoline with an octane rated as low as 87 can be used. Using unleaded gasoline rated below 93 octane, however, will lead to reduced acceleration and fuel economy. If knocking occurs, use a gasoline rated at 93 octane as soon as possible, otherwise, the engine could be damaged. If heavy knocking is heard when using gasoline with a 93 octane rating, the engine needs service.
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post #13 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 05:41 PM
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Seems like a a deal-breaker, to me. Buying a leftover '17 is starting to long like a better option.

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post #14 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 06:12 PM
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I've got 1 1/2 - 2 years before I'll be in the market for a new CUV or car, so I can get all of your feedback on each of the new engines before making any decisions. The wife likes the Lacrosse but said it would be strange going back to a car after driving CUV/SUVs

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The #1 question: How's the radio? Actually, I was wondering, are the new 4 cylinders any smoother? I can defiantly tell mine is a 4 cylinder its not exactly quiet and isn't as smooth as a v6
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post #16 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-29-2017, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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I'm closing the case on all my noise issues.

Taking off the Chevrolet Cross Rails that ride high were the cause the of whistling. Now I'm left with the open screw holes in the side rails. Deciding if I just put the torx back in the holes so they don't rust out or just leave them open. I do use a Thule box from time to time so I will need to use the rails at least once a year.

The rear door hatch had to be taken apart at the dealership. They used a fabric (silencing) tape of some kind and reinstalled. That stopped the noise. It was really bad. Sounded like it wasn't assembled correctly at the factory.

@bluebirdvision - quiet and smoother than my 2011 V6 I just replaced. Loving the 2.0 Turbo. Not sure how I feel about stop/start feature. That takes a bit to get used to at stop signs.

Not sure if I should alternate gas but I do wish I'd have investigated the highly recommended 93 before buying. I can't even think of ever seeing 93 at a station. It's always 87, 89, 91. 87 is pretty cheap right now.
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Very odd that the 2.0 asks for 93 octane being that most premium gas is 91. Near me in Canada only Petro Canada has 93, (actually 94) but only at former Sunoco stations. Suncor bought Petro Canada a few years ago, kept the Petro Canada name and renamed former Sunocos to Petro Canada. former Sunocos have the Ultra94, original Petro Cans do not as their pumps were not equipped. I would have to drive 100km or so to get 93 or 94 octane curently. They are building a Petro Can in my small town, will be interested to see if it will have Ultra94, I suspect not.

Seems to be a lot more choices for 93 in the US, to find 93 octane I discovered this handy link, not sure how accurate or up to date:


https://find93.com/
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post #18 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 06:45 PM
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Very odd that the 2.0 asks for 93 octane being that most premium gas is 91. Near me in Canada only Petro Canada has 93, (actually 94) but only at former Sunoco stations. Suncor bought Petro Canada a few years ago, kept the Petro Canada name and renamed former Sunocos to Petro Canada. former Sunocos have the Ultra94, original Petro Cans do not as their pumps were not equipped. I would have to drive 100km or so to get 93 or 94 octane curently. They are building a Petro Can in my small town, will be interested to see if it will have Ultra94, I suspect not.

Seems to be a lot more choices for 93 in the US, to find 93 octane I discovered this handy link, not sure how accurate or up to date:


https://find93.com/
East of Quebec, you can't even find 93 octane gas. 91 is the highest.

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Actually, I was wondering, are the new 4 cylinders any smoother? I can defiantly tell mine is a 4 cylinder its not exactly quiet and isn't as smooth as a v6
I just traded in a 2014 Equinox LT (2.4L, non-turbo) for a 2018 Equinox LT (1.5L, turbo). I noticed a huge difference, for the better, in smoothness, pickup, and noise level with the 2018 during acceleration. Granted, the 2014 had about 85,000 miles, however, I never liked the acceleration of the 2014.
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post #20 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-04-2017, 01:37 PM
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Not sure how I feel about stop/start feature. That takes a bit to get used to at stop signs.
I've been driving my 2018 Equinox for a few days now and the stop/start feature hasn't activated while stopped yet. My Chevy salesman gave me a couple of tips to alleviate or stop that feature from activating:

1) The feature won't come on as much if the inside cabin is not at the temperature you have set. I have kept my Equinox on Low and it hasn't turned off at a stop light/sign yet. My wife keeps her new Equinox on a warmer setting and she has reported that the engine has shut off on occasion.

2) Put the transmission in Low then press the button to put it in it's highest gear (6?) before accelerating. The salesman said that the transmission will be just like if it is in D and shift through all the gears. I have not tried this, however, the owners manual does state that the start/stop feature does not work in any other gear besides D.
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