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Old 21 Dec 2016, 04:49 pm
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Does anyone else have over 300,000 miles on their PT Cruiser? I have a 2005 and it just turned over 300,000 this week. It is still running good with original engine.
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Old 21 Dec 2016, 04:56 pm
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mine died at 267,000. decided i'd let too many issues linger and when it came time to fix them, i politely declined to do so.

congrats on the mileage.
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Old 21 Dec 2016, 05:08 pm
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Congrats on your mileage. I've got a 2002 Touring Model with 194,000 on it. Engine is still all original. Just replaced the original radiator a couple of weeks ago because of a leak.
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Old 21 Dec 2016, 05:12 pm
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Does anyone else have over 300,000 miles on their PT Cruiser? I have a 2005 and it just turned over 300,000 this week. It is still running good with original engine.
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That is quite a milestone

Are you the original or 2nd owner? If so, you should join the Chrysler High Miler club and get a nice metal license plate frame free for your PT. Yours would be a 300,000 mile frame, pretty sure they don't have too many of those sent out.
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Old 21 Dec 2016, 06:07 pm
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I've seen one with 350,000 +
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Old 15 Jan 2017, 07:39 pm
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Greeting,
my pt almost at 301,000, its 05 2.4L Turbo convertible, it is still running on the original engine ...
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Old 15 Jan 2017, 07:53 pm
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my pt almost at 301,000, its 05 2.4L Turbo convertible, it is still running on the original engine ...
Welcome to the forum

You should go to the New Members section and introduce yourself
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Old 15 Jan 2017, 09:10 pm
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Welcome aboard and congratulations on 300k. I love to hear these stories.
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Old 15 Jan 2017, 10:04 pm
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Has anyone broken down a 200+K or 300+K engine? I would be curious to know where the wear points are, and what the bearings look like.

I'd also like to hear from the synthetic oil crowd, and see if there are enough examples or tangible evidence that synthetic makes a difference in these small engines when compared to the wear patterns of engines on regular oil.

There are videos available of NY taxis torn down and examined for wear after 200K and 300K miles. Those tear-downs show common wear points (or lack thereof) and indicate how normal 'civilian' engines should last.

Many good gasoline engines don't wear to more than 150-160K miles because they have a common wear point that seems to cause their failure. For example, the 3.8 Buick V-6 was one of the best engines GM ever made. But, they seem to have a common failure in the main bearings. Other engines often fail because of worn bearings or clogged oil passages.

If these 2.4 engines are really lasting this long, then they may be one of the best engines made by any company, foreign or domestic, in a long, long time.
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