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Old 18 Nov 2014, 12:49 am
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Default Brand new 2005 Turbo Convertible Owner - ???

OK, we just bought a 2005 Turbo convertible with 48,000 miles on it.

Anything critical I need to know right up front?

Living on West Coast of sunny FLA.

Never owned as turbo anything before.

Thx,
Robby
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Old 18 Nov 2014, 09:42 am
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Please go to the Welcome thread Welcome New PT Cruiser Members - PT Cruiser Forum and introduce yourself to the forum.

Unless you received some sort of information on how the PT was taken care of and what services had been done for the first 48K miles, your best bet is to top off or change the fluids and start with new plugs and wires. Be sure to use synthetic oil in the crankcase and ATF+4 in the transaxle. If you have no mechanical experience at all, have someone check the plugs, wires and radiator fluid. This way you can start off fresh and know when everything was done.
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Old 18 Nov 2014, 09:52 am
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OK, we just bought a 2005 Turbo convertible with 48,000 miles on it.

Anything critical I need to know right up front?

Living on West Coast of sunny FLA.

Never owned as turbo anything before.

Thx,
Robby
Is it a GT turbo? If so, use premium gas. If it is a Limited or Touring model with a turbo, regular gas is fine.
And definitely use synthetic oil, as Crewzin said.
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Synthetic oil.
100 % real gas; premium!
Do not use Platinum plugs!
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