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Old 03 Aug 2007, 09:45 am
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I just bought a 2005 PT Crusier and I've been told that I can improve it's gas mileage by putting on a duel exaust and maybe a new (about $50) air filter. Is any of this true? Can someone help me?
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 10:52 am
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The more air you can get in the engine from and aftermarket air filter and the more exhaust gases you can get out from a free flow exhaust will help out alot also think about a header and a free flow catiletiac converter too. Also check your pcv valve ( positive crankcase ventilation) and plugs and wires will do it. I hope this helps.

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K&N drop in air filter, part # 33-2153. Should be around $30 or so. If you have Autozones in your area they carry it. This is a reuseable filter so don't forget what is called the Recharging kit for $10-15. I haven't checked the mileage interval yet but every so often you have to clean it and re-oil it.

Also, many do what's called the air box modification to improve the airflow even more. I have done it and it is very simple and takes less than an hour even for a novice. It entails removing a white ring silencer and cutting back the snorkel that feeds into the airbox. If interested, you can search on it in the forums for more detailed instruction.
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K&N drop in air filter, part # 33-2153. Should be around $30 or so. If you have Autozones in your area they carry it. This is a reuseable filter so don't forget what is called the Recharging kit for $10-15. I haven't checked the mileage interval yet but every so often you have to clean it and re-oil it.

Also, many do what's called the air box modification to improve the airflow even more. I have done it and it is very simple and takes less than an hour even for a novice. It entails removing a white ring silencer and cutting back the snorkel that feeds into the airbox. If interested, you can search on it in the forums for more detailed instruction.
JC, thanks for the info. I had a guy tell me that if I put on a dual exaust it would help a lot, have you heard of any such thing?
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K&N drop in air filter, part # 33-2153. Should be around $30 or so. If you have Autozones in your area they carry it. This is a reuseable filter so don't forget what is called the Recharging kit for $10-15. I haven't checked the mileage interval yet but every so often you have to clean it and re-oil it.

Also, many do what's called the air box modification to improve the airflow even more. I have done it and it is very simple and takes less than an hour even for a novice. It entails removing a white ring silencer and cutting back the snorkel that feeds into the airbox. If interested, you can search on it in the forums for more detailed instruction.
Ditto to you too Inferno.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 06:27 pm
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JC, thanks for the info. I had a guy tell me that if I put on a dual exaust it would help a lot, have you heard of any such thing?
AJ
Most of the "Not it all's" on the other sites say that a dual or unrestricted exhaust is only a benefit to a turbo. i.e., no help to a NT.
The other posts have covered the inexpensive fuel mileage mods.
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Old 04 Aug 2007, 01:07 pm
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The duals do nothing for MPG or performance (mainly looks & sound) K & N is great! I had them on for 4years--same MPG--- Hard to help PT non turbo adding any extra pipe & smaller muffler without other upgrades,
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I posted this before to another owner that was loking for better mieage, maybe it will help here.

The PT isn't known for it's mileage. The faster you go the worse it gets. Aerodynamically it's a brick. Load of little things you can do to increase the mileage. Go about 3-4 pounds of air above the recommended pressure in your tires. Switch to synthetic oil. Take off from stoplights gently and slowly (but not slow enough to piss people off) get up to the speed limit. Don't run up to stoplights, look ahead and take your lead foot off the accelerator when you see a red light coming up. Don't carry loads that you don't need (like golf clubs all week long when you only golf on Sundays). If nobody else gets in your car, take out the back seats. Go on a diet. ...only kidding. Every little bit helps.
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