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Old 06 Oct 2004, 11:56 am
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Hey everyone! Thought i might shoot you all a quick message from the front. Things are well here. been trying to keep myself busy between missions. Things have died down here of late but with the impending election and new offensives, we anticipate our services being needed a bit more. So far, my missions have been uneventful from a major medical standpoint but one can never tell from mission to mission. Have a question for you guys. The brake light turned on while my wife was driving lately for no apprarent reason. I told her to check the brake fluid when she had the oil changed. Turned out that the brake fluid was low and it was rectified. Does the PT have a rep for eating brake fuild or should i have her take the car to the dealer for a check up. I think it has just over 25,000 miles. It is a 03 base model. Thanks for your help in this and I hope to hear from you all soon.

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Old 06 Oct 2004, 12:09 pm
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Glad your doing well. Be safe. We'll pray for you. And those that don't, I'm sure they will hope for the best.

BTW, you might miss your PT being there. How about shipping it over and adding some mods, like...

1. Armored plating
2. Bullet proof glass
3. Take out the rear seats and cut out a roof opening for anti-guns.
4. Camo paint
5. Self inflating tires or maybe replace the tires with tracks.
6. Night Vision scanner & radar


Keep in mind, with the above mods, your MPG will go WAY DOWN!

Anyway, hoping for the best,

Take care.
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Old 06 Oct 2004, 12:12 pm
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Jason,

The front disks aren't known to last much longer than the 25K you have on your cruiser at the moment. As the pads wear, brake fluid drops from the reservoir into the lines to take up the slack of the worn pads. Sounds like it's time to change them. Most of us have gone to aftermarket pads (NAPA etc.) to get away from the excessive brake dust of the OEM pads.

Good luck and keep your head down.
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Old 06 Oct 2004, 08:36 pm
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Jason; Thanks to all of you over there, our prayers are with you.

When you change brake pads, get ceramic ones: NAPA #CMX 1776 or equal. You'll cut the time needed to clean up the PT when you return.

DISLEXYA strikes again[xx(][xx(]!! Correct NAPA # is CMX 7716
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Old 06 Oct 2004, 08:52 pm
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Glad to hear your safe and doing well.

Hope you get to come home soon. You guys and gals are doing a terrific job. You have my utmost support and thanks. God Speed!
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Old 06 Oct 2004, 11:12 pm
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First of all -- Thank you!!!!!! Give them heII

As far as the brake fluid light is concerned, that's normal. Fro some reason Chrysler put in a pot that holds the fluid that's a bit small. Many of us have had to have it filled. It's happened on both of our PT Cruisers and the pads are still fine. Just make sure that the pads are checked at least every 3,000 miles when she has the oil changed.
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Old 07 Oct 2004, 07:54 am
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Yup, pads are worn. When my light went on, I ordered Raybestos pads and just replaced the pads, but the stock were only about 1/2 worn. Hope they didn't top up the fluid, because when you put in new pads the reservoir will overflow when the pistons get pushed back.
I don't regret replacing the pads early, because the ceramic pads give NO DUST and have lasted really well. Now have 78,000 miles on the car.
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First of all -- Thank you!!!!!! Give them heII

As far as the brake fluid light is concerned, that's normal. Fro some reason Chrysler put in a pot that holds the fluid that's a bit small. Many of us have had to have it filled. It's happened on both of our PT Cruisers and the pads are still fine. Just make sure that the pads are checked at least every 3,000 miles when she has the oil changed.
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Old 07 Oct 2004, 11:20 am
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I went with the Napa's on mine. Good luck over there
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Old 14 Oct 2004, 02:08 pm
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Thanks for the info guys! What is the average cost of the ceramic pads vs. semi metallic and how much longer do the ceramic pads last? Things are good here. Been flying my butt off as of late. I really need to get to a Chrysler dealer here in europe so i can test drive a european PT!

Gotta go!!

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