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Old 08 Jun 2017, 06:03 pm
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This is meant to be a cathartic thread. Here's a chance to get the dumbest thing you've ever done to your PT Cruiser off your chest. You'll feel much better afterwards.

Mine happened today while simply cleaning and changing battery terminals on SOOO BIG "I PUT THE @#$%^&*BATTERY IN BACKWARDS". I was actually squeezing the "oversize terminal" in adjustment before I realized it!. .With relief and a promise of "Never to tell" . I reversed the battery and very smartly buttoned it up after figuring that one out, slathering the terminals with the CRC Battery Terminal Protector. See first photo!

I decided to treat my self to a congratulatory snack at Arbys. Half way through the Mocha Milk Shake I smacked my forehead in remembrance, that I'd forgotten the felt washers. Sneaking back home I surreptitiously put the washers under the terminals. See the second Photo.

All right, I've bare my soul with this confession! Surely some where in the depths of your PT memory you've pulled a similar stunt. Or am I either the only one, or the only one to admit it? This thread could go on Ad Infinitum if you'll only fess up! I'm guessing we're going to hear some amazing tales!

Happy Ptin', ptprice

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Old 08 Jun 2017, 06:19 pm
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Drove up to the house in a hurry, killed the engine and got out as my PT started to roll back down the drive way. I'd forgot to put it in park.
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 06:32 pm
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Made it into a dedicated race car?! Lol
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 07:08 pm
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I need heatercore pics

couldn't find one of the hvac box speednuts. figured it would just pop off if i pulled gently. instead the brittle plastic pos cracked in half. i found another for a measly $25 but decided i never wanted to touch a PT again.
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 07:36 pm
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Drove up to the house in a hurry, killed the engine and got out as my PT started to roll back down the drive way. I'd forgot to put it in park.
I didn't know you owned a manual transmission PT cruiser?
so that perhaps makes one more Re: WHAT'S THE DUMBEST THING YOU'VE DONE TO YOUR PT CRUISER? Place transmission in PARK.


As for me...Re: WHAT'S THE DUMBEST THING YOU'VE DONE TO YOUR PT CRUISER?
Well at a Track even and having the adrenaline uncontrollably high that day and launching the PT, Nitrous armed and manual activated in first gear forgetting to turn OFF the TRAC. Not a good.
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forgetting to turn OFF the TRAC. Not a good.


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Well at a Track even and having the adrenaline uncontrollably high that day and launching the PT, Nitrous armed and manual activated in first gear forgetting to turn OFF the TRAC. Not a good.
Yep. I agree.
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Traded a damned good 99 Grand Caravan for it.
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The dumbest thing I came close to doing was almost hitting my remote starter while I was in the middle of an oil change. Almost started it up with no oil in it.
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Drilled two holes in the hood to put my antique hood ornament on...almost got through on the first one before stopping...realizing if I had gone through, I would have hit something inside (create new oil port, rip through electrical wires)...I quickly found a wooden board to put underneath.
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