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Hey everyone, I'm a GM tech working in WA state. I see there have been some questions about the car on here and figured I'd let you all know I will do my best to answer them. Feel free to ask on this topic and I'll try and answer your question.
 

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A few questions

Hey thanks for offering to answer questions. I have a few. I currently have a 2013 Spark LS w/4 speed automatic transmission.

1) Would it be possible to have a CVT transmission put on this one?

2) Any recommendations for having a cold air intake on one?

3) Lastly, any general information about the car like tips/tricks? I really love the handling of this car. The size of it and the practicality of it makes me want to bring it up to its max potential.
 

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Hey thanks for offering to answer questions. I have a few. I currently have a 2013 Spark LS w/4 speed automatic transmission.

1) Would it be possible to have a CVT transmission put on this one?

2) Any recommendations for having a cold air intake on one?

3) Lastly, any general information about the car like tips/tricks? I really love the handling of this car. The size of it and the practicality of it makes me want to bring it up to its max potential.
1) Anything is possible, but it would be more cost-effective to sell your current Spark and buy another. Swapping the trans would void your powertrain warranty and cost a ton between parts and labor, plus having to reprogram or even replace your ECM/TCM.

2) Please don't put a CAI on your car :) For what these cars are, a CAI won't help a noticeable amount. The ECM is programmed for a specific air:fuel ratio and also goes off of your IAT and MAF readings. This is all worked out to give you the best combination of fuel economy and power. Sorry, I just hate CAI's on economy cars. Defeats the purpose.

3) Don't go off of the OLM % please. Check your oil every fuel stop. I know it's basic and boring, but check it. Change your oil every 3k for city driving and no more than 5k for freeway driving.
 

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Hey, I have a couple questions. I have a 2017 Spark. I was wondering if the turbo powerplant from the 2016 Cruze would be a viable swap. I know the engine blocks start out the same. I am concerned about the wiring harness,ECU and the direct injection. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hesitation

How do I resolve acceleration hesitation issues. This happens a lot when my AC is running. It will take a few seconds, even if I have the pedal mashed down, then it will sound like it's going to explode while RPMs jump to 6k-7k.
 

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Hey everyone, I'm a GM tech working in WA state. I see there have been some questions about the car on here and figured I'd let you all know I will do my best to answer them. Feel free to ask on this topic and I'll try and answer your question.
Hi 9FingerFury I have a question about cam timing on a 2013 Spark. Some parts suppliers show eight gold links between cam marks and others show ten. I'm building a motor for my daughters car and the original chain didn't have any marks on it and I didn't count the links when I was disassembling it. Yes I know that wasn't smart but I was moving to fast when taking it apart. Any help would be great.
Thanks Brian
 
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