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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:19 am
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Hello PT enthusiasts-
I have often perused these boards, but have never asked a question. I have a tough question to answer, but maybe one of you folks will have a thought to help.
I have a black 2001 Touring PT, that I LOVE. The best, most-favorite car that I have ever had. I just feel great when I drive this car. I need a new water pump (and also to change the timing belt, since they will be in there) and thermostat and thermostat housing and the estimate is coming in just under 2,000. Pete, as I call him, has around 127,000 miles. I want to pay the price to have him fixed, but I guess, am I being unwise. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? Thank you so much. Pete Lover
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:29 am
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Default Re: I don't want to say good bye to my PT!

Just my .02, it would be money well spent! You get to enjoy many more miles with your old friend and he will be running like new! And that's a lot cheaper than buying a new car...
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:41 am
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You are getting charged about twice of what that job is worth...Usually a timing belt, water pump and pulleys go for $1000 or less ( $200-$300 in parts, $700 labor)...and the thermostat and housing is a 1/2 job and $30 in parts...
Where do you live? maybe we can send you to a better place to get it fixed...
btw, a used 2001 PT with 127000 sells for around $2500 here in NY
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:49 am
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Default Re: I don't want to say good bye to my PT!

Thank you for the feedback and thoughts. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, if you have any suggestions! That's a beautiful rust orange NY PT!
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:49 am
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Thank you! I am with you.
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:50 am
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lol ..thanks...
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:50 am
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my sugestion is find another mech as already said that is almost twice what it shou;d cost and I am 100% sure it is not twice as good a job
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 11:58 am
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Does anyone know a way to find a PT mechanic in Minnesota?
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 01:04 pm
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Maybe you can start a new tread and post that question...I'm sure somebody will help you find a good local mechanic.
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Old 21 Feb 2012, 01:13 pm
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Default Re: I don't want to say good bye to my PT!

or check the member map in the ink in my signature and see if anyone lives near you and ask them
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