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Old 26 Jul 2006, 10:34 am
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I was reading about what Chrylser is thinking about doing for future PT Cruiser models. They made a few "mild" chabges for 06, but only a PT owner would notice them. Their was disucssion about a 6 cyl engine, but also thought withthe price of gas, perhaps the timing would not be right. (I think they should do it, heck dodge is selling alot of Hemi's) they are unsure how to change a car that is retro already? making major changes might not keep the retro look, it will be interesting what they do for 07, it sounds like they want to "refresh" our beloved PT's. gary
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Old 26 Jul 2006, 05:22 pm
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i hope it doesnt change to much, the hottest thing will be the new challenger thats for sure !![8)] but i believe thats 08
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Old 26 Jul 2006, 08:33 pm
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Maybe they'll drop in a diesel!!![^]
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Old 26 Jul 2006, 11:36 pm
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Maybe they'll drop in a diesel!!![^]
That is what I am wanting.
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Old 27 Jul 2006, 02:48 am
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Maybe they'll drop in a diesel!!![^]
In Europe, more than 50% of the PT Cruisers have diesel engines (Mercedes Benz 220 CDI). They are running great and very economic. My first one was a 2003, my second one is a 2005.

For those who are interested in Mercedes diesel engines:

http://www.daimlerchrysler.com/dccom...0-0-0-0-0.html

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Old 27 Jul 2006, 05:36 am
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p.schuh cool matching red PT's. Do you know if there are any conversions to bio diesel for the diesel engines in your PT's?
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Old 27 Jul 2006, 05:50 am
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p.schuh cool matching red PT's. Do you know if there are any conversions to bio diesel for the diesel engines in your PT's?
Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler Germany do not allow bio diesel for the CDI/CRD engines.

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Old 01 Aug 2006, 02:26 pm
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There really isn't a 'conversion'. Biodiesel is a 'pour in' replacement.
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Old 02 Aug 2006, 05:42 pm
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There really isn't a 'conversion'. Biodiesel is a 'pour in' replacement.
If by pour in you mean 'pump in'.... as in buying it pre-blended from an oil company (and paying the appropriate taxes, etc.) 'read your owners manual for appropriate fuels for your vehicle'.

If, on the other hand, you mean a veggie-oil conversion kit ... those are available for any diesel engine. Just kiss your warrantee goodbye and hope for the best.

Wikipedia has some good info on both.
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Old 03 Aug 2006, 03:59 pm
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I know of people on other auto forums who run home made biodiesel and have for some time with no ill effects. It's not something you can realisitically brew up in an apartment, but if you've got the room and inclination...quite doable.

I like the 'Plymouth's Tombstone' line BTW

http://richweb.allpar.net/ThePlymouthCenter.htm
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