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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hello friends,

7 years ago after being a lifelong GM guy and when I decided to by my first brand new car (for me at least), a Chevy dealer salesman pissed me off so bad I went and purchased my 2nd choice (non-GM & regretted it soon after). Now that that vehicle let me down, a couple of days ago I went out & purchased a 2015 Equinox LT1 w/3.6L. Still getting to know her, she has 93K on her but otherwise like new.

So I am eager to hear advice as to what to do to take the best car of her beyond staying on top of oil/filter changes.

I have a sliver of the factory drivetrain warranty and a few miles to go and still be able to get a decent aftermarket warranty....should I bother?

Everything needs to be worked on an one point or another...I'd just rather be working on a Chevy ;-).

See ya round,

Kent (Kwall).
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 09:58 AM
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Hello friends,

7 years ago after being a lifelong GM guy and when I decided to by my first brand new car (for me at least), a Chevy dealer salesman pissed me off so bad I went and purchased my 2nd choice (non-GM & regretted it soon after). Now that that vehicle let me down, a couple of days ago I went out & purchased a 2015 Equinox LT1 w/3.6L. Still getting to know her, she has 93K on her but otherwise like new.

So I am eager to hear advice as to what to do to take the best car of her beyond staying on top of oil/filter changes.

I have a sliver of the factory drivetrain warranty and a few miles to go and still be able to get a decent aftermarket warranty....should I bother?

Everything needs to be worked on an one point or another...I'd just rather be working on a Chevy ;-).

See ya round,

Kent (Kwall).

Did you ask for a CarFax report before purchasing the vehicle to see if it was ever accidented, or had any other insurance claims against it? Also, are the service records available to see what's been done on it over the years? I would also check the owner's manual to see what maintenance GM says needs to be done at the mileage your vehicle is at.


Good luck and enjoy
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 10:52 AM
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1st thing I can think of- is several transmission fluid drain/refills.


https://www.equinoxforum.net/31-engi...uinox-ltz.html

2013 Equinox LT1 3.6L V6 FWD 88,000
2010 Traverse LT1 3.6L V6 FWD 153,000
2003 Trailblazer LS 4.2L I6 RWD 181,000
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 10:37 AM
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2015 Equinox 1LT here too and I just flipped 113K miles! I change oil with Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil with stock AC Delco filter every 3500-4K miles, changed transmission fluid around 80K miles, and I’m overdue on spark plug change, but the car has been great! I did have to have the EVAP purge solenoid replaced around 100K mikes, but GM covered it under a service bulletin. I truly expect it to go to 250K+ miles like the 2004 Saturn Vue my Equinox replaced.

If you like to modify your vehicles, do a search for “Equinox SS” to see what all I’ve done!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the replies. I purchased it from a Dealer and was given a clean Carfax which shows consistent maintenance & no accidents. The dealer also gave me a list of services they had just completed including a change of all fluids & filters (eng, tranny, diff, xfer case & brake) and a new windshield due to a rock chip. There are a few things I wish GM had designed differently but all in all I'm enjoying the rig.Need to go check out Equinox SS....;-)….Thanks, have a great day, Kwall
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