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Old 17 Jun 2007, 11:49 pm
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I just got a 2003 Limited about a month ago. Has 60k miles and appears to have been treated well. Thanks to the technical advise here, have already installed a new air intake, new plugs and wires, and am shopping for a new muffler. No more annoying hesitation and engine miss! Love the 5 speed and leather, just now on my third tank of gas. Only issue is getting better mileage, so I've made the aforementioned mods, and also removed back seats, and pumped up the tires to max recommendation. Hoping to achieve high 20s mpg next freeway trip. Also removed rear wiper and replaced with a (non-functioning) chrome t-handle, just for the heckuvit.
Thanks all for the shared experiences and knowledge here!
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Old 18 Jun 2007, 03:48 am
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Welcome for your 1st post

the members in this forum are truly knowledgeable.
browse through some old threads and you can find many good tips.

i need to dig up some tips when i have time and feature them in the main site
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I just got a 2003 Limited about a month ago. Has 60k miles and appears to have been treated well. Thanks to the technical advise here, have already installed a new air intake, new plugs and wires, and am shopping for a new muffler. No more annoying hesitation and engine miss! Love the 5 speed and leather, just now on my third tank of gas. Only issue is getting better mileage, so I've made the aforementioned mods, and also removed back seats, and pumped up the tires to max recommendation. Hoping to achieve high 20s mpg next freeway trip. Also removed rear wiper and replaced with a (non-functioning) chrome t-handle, just for the heckuvit.
Thanks all for the shared experiences and knowledge here!
Mohycle
Congrats on your purchase. How high did you pump up your tires? The maximum inflation is for when you are sometimes carrying a lot of weight in your car and not for every day use.
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34 front and 37 rear. If too much, what is the downside? About to fill up tank for what should be best mileage to date.
Thanks for the advice.
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34 front and 37 rear. If too much, what is the downside? About to fill up tank for what should be best mileage to date.
Thanks for the advice.
Mo
Air pressure should be ok. I run 36 all the way around on the wife's na '04 PT.
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