Well. . my first question would be. . . you have (had?) a 2.4L in your 2016. Ever determine what the "White smoke" and "bubbling" in the coolant was?Hey
Looking for a 2017 Terrain maybe. Have conflicting reports on which motor is better the 4 cylinder or the V6. Amy other info as well would be appreciated.
Thank your.On my 2013 3.6.
Im nearing 104,000.
Items I replaced because they failed.
2 batteries- changed myself
1 water pump- changed myself
1 vent actuator- changed myself
1 tailgate exterior switch- changed myself (thanks to wifes nails tearing the rubber shield)
1 PCV purge valve
Not ceI have 62,000 miles on my 2015 V6 Equinox. Maintenance has been:
1 blower motor
OEM Tires replaced at 42,000 miles
Replaced leaking rear hatch struts
Rear rotors and pads once
Front rotors twice (first time under warranty, the 2nd time at my expense)
Front pads once
Drain/refill transmission fluid
Drain/refill rear differential
Oil/filter changes (11 so far)
Cabin air filter twice per year
Engine air filter annually
A few rear wiper blades and a replacement rear wiper blade cover
A few sets of front wipers
Biggest upcoming expense will be getting the rear lower control arms replaced. They are rusting (driver's side is severely corroded/cracked/flaking, passenger side has surface rust but replacing it anyway.) I have GM Genuine replacements in transit and will be having a local independent shop remove the old ones and install the new ones. I am just not set up here at home to do that kind of job, unfortunately. $180 total for both arms shipped, $400 for install and 4-wheel alignment afterwards. Not pleased that they rusted so quickly on a 6.5 year old vehicle, but stuff happens as cars get older.
I saw a figure one time that GM put out. They said the take rate on the V6 Equinox/Terrain was only 20%. The one I bought had been sitting on the dealer's lot for 5 months before I purchased it (and I had been watching it for at least 2 months on their website before finally driving over to look at it.) Got 20% off of MSRP since it was "aged inventory". Those days are over hahahahaha.
The way prices are now on new or used vehicles I almost feel we stole the 2019 Acadia we bought. 24.5% off MSRP with GM, Dealer discount and a paltry $123 in GM Card money. $30,779 or $10,006 off of $40,785.I saw a figure one time that GM put out. They said the take rate on the V6 Equinox/Terrain was only 20%. The one I bought had been sitting on the dealer's lot for 5 months before I purchased it (and I had been watching it for at least 2 months on their website before finally driving over to look at it.) Got 20% off of MSRP since it was "aged inventory". Those days are over hahahahaha.
How many miles on that 2.4L?I'll be the first 2017 2.4L reply, I guess. Just over 4 yrs old now, but only 40K kms, and not a single issue. Only cost so far was air/oil filters, oil changes and a vented oil fill cover. The 2.4 L does everything you want for a driving around town running errands vehicle and is great on gas. That said, I would pick the V6 for the extra power when needed.
Hey thanks. The smoke stopped for some reason. I burped the coolant system and haven't seen bubbles return. Also new rad cap and overfill cap.Well. . my first question would be. . . you have (had?) a 2.4L in your 2016. Ever determine what the "White smoke" and "bubbling" in the coolant was?
Most here would say get the 3.6L V6. The fuel efficiency has been better than GM specified for me.
Just going by what I recall after almost 8 years here the 2.4L problems are frozen PCV system with engine main seal blow out causing instant oil loss and engine damage. . . . oil consumption due to inadequate piston ring design and coating, and several other issues. There were one or two here who went long miles with a 2.4L engine . . . but it was only with early oil changes and many maintenance items and repairs.
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