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  1. Burning 1qt of Oil Every 850 Mi...

    Problems and Service
    I have a 2005 Cobalt 2.2L that is currently burning 1 quart of oil every 850 miles. From what I understand, 1 quart every 2,000 miles is fine. I'm doing over twice that amount. There are no leaks as far as I know. There are no puddles under the car. There has never been any smoke from the...
  2. Oil Filler Neck

    Problems and Service
    Just finished swapping 2.2 ecotec in 2008 cobalt LT. The take-out engine came with a broken oil filler neck. Mine went back with the core. Dealer can't find a part for the filer neck. Does the valve cover include the filler neck? I don't see this in the picture for GM parts diagram. The valve...
  3. Oil in Coolant, Low Temperature, but Runs Fine Otherwise

    Problems and Service
    I have a 2006 Cobalt LS coupe, 2.2 Ecotec. Car runs fine, great mileage, smooth idle, etc. I have a 20-30 minute ride to work everyday, so, has plenty of time to reach operating temperature, etc. Problem is that at my last oil change, the tech noticed oil in my coolant reservoir and some...
  4. 06 LS Oil Smells Like Gas

    Problems and Service
    Hey guys/gals, First post, long time follower. So i inherited this GEM, 06 ls 4 spd auto 2.2l from my wife. It's had a few recalls done, including the power steer assist motor 3 times (don't get me started).I'm posting this thread because i have been doing the majority of the reg maintenance...
  5. Engine Rattle...timing Chain Tensioner, or Oil Filter?

    Problems and Service
    So I started up a thread a long time ago on this issue, and I got back into researching it. So my 2008 Ls with 73k still rattles on startup, for about 2 seconds. The longer it sits, the longer it lasts. It seems I've found it could be two things. Either the timing chain tensioner, or oil...
  6. Cracked Oil Pan

    Problems and Service
    Cracked my oil pan on my 2010 Cobalt (2.2L) today on an unseen chunk of ice. What other years and models oil pans will fit this? Work at a GM dealership and a new one even at my cost is about $160. Just trying to find a used one. Thanks
  7. Which Oil to Use???

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys. I'm a new member and I just purchased a 2007 Cobalt w/110000 miles. I don't know what oil the previous owner used (synthetic,semi synthetic or regular oil). Which oil would you recommend for my 07 Cobalt LS. Oh and would you do any other maintanance also since you would be unaware...
  8. How To: Oil Change

    Personally I'd recommend changing the oil yourself, the 20 bucks you pay to get it changed you get crappy regular oil with a crappy cheap filter. My oil change costs me ~30 bucks for Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil + a decent filter. Walmart has 5qt jugs of Mobil 1 for ~25 bucks (much cheaper than...