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Old 05 Sep 2015, 03:23 pm
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I've spoken about this before. It's seems that almost every bolt on my PT has a paint pen mark on it of one of several colors. And there's even a "smile face" draw on the transmission pan in what may be the same yellow-colored paint pen. The marks are on just about all external engine bolts and all suspension bolts in both the front and back. Body bolts for door hinges and even the spoiler have them too. I figure this was all done at the factory and I've seen some of this on photos of other members PT's too except for the smiley face.

But one other things I've fail to mention before is my PT's actual birth date written on the underside of the hood. This date matches the month and year on the door VIN sticker, but also includes the actual day.

Does anybody else have this on their PT? My 2001 PT had none of this. So I figure it was started later if done at the factory. If you have some of these marks or the birth date written on your PT, please post a photo of your own.

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Old 05 Sep 2015, 03:30 pm
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can't say I have seen any extra or unusual marks/writing on my '01...

I wonder if yours was one that was pulled from the line and given a Q/A check/test before being shipped out to the dealer.
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Well, since mine has a salvage title, I don't see any of that on it!
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My 05 GT had yellow marking and initails all over the engine and under carrige parts . Sorry no pictures I cleaned them all off.

When I first saw them I thought the manager at Firestone got carried away after a simple oil change inspecting his crews work. But then when I found them on the rear shocks aligning marks with the body and also on the fuel tank with hand written markings I knew it must have been the assembly inspector at Toluca.
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My pt has a smiley face on the underside!
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Great that inspector #73 gave your car a birthday mark! I believe that all three cruisers in my driveway have blue, green, yellow or white checks, lines, dots on the firewall and/or undercarriage. Approval or completion marks from various stations on the assembly line. Virtually any car made has these marks. But sometimes somebody adds a little personality to the dreariness of mass production, thus smiley faces etc. love it.
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Old 06 Sep 2015, 01:33 am
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My pt has a smiley face on the underside!
Good to know I'm not alone.

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Old 06 Sep 2015, 01:51 am
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Yup would have to say that must be a factory mark? It is that same yellow paint pin marking that I spent an afternoon removing in various area's on my PT. I did find pictures but not worth re-posting. I believe there are at least one on my thread from a couple years ago or last summer when I debadged and de stickered the complete PT.

I would also guess it was comon on numerous PT Cruisers and maybe other models manufactured from Chrysler ?
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I have something written on 1 of my brake drums in yellow, but I couldn't make it out.
When I finish replacing the studs...I'll look again. This could be a junkyard mark.
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Mine is in blue versus yellow. 2002 pt
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