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Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 21 Feb 2012, 04:30 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 27,090
Posted By bobdole369
Re: MPG Sucks!

My turbo gets better gas mileage than my wifes base model did. Its got a lot more to do with driving style than anything else. Tires and pressure make a difference, along with oil type and...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 14 Feb 2012, 01:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,009
Posted By bobdole369
Re: A really odd problem - flicker, then dead, then starts back up

I'm not averse to pulling the Viper Crewzin, it's just that I don't have the factory keyfob. I dont know how its all wired either - I've actually had quite a few problems with this alarm and I...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 14 Feb 2012, 12:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,009
Posted By bobdole369
Re: A really odd problem - flicker, then dead, then starts back up

Huh.

Sure enough today it happened again - this time in traffic. Thought it was alarm related more than anything else. I have a viper 350hv installed when i got the car. It was the only thing...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 08 Feb 2012, 11:46 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,763
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Overheating and Other Issues

Coolant doesn't simply disappear.

How much coolant have you been replacing? The entire system, including the engine block, radiator, hoses, and heater core, takes something like 7 quarts.

When...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 08 Feb 2012, 11:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,026
Posted By bobdole369
Re: 2004 Special edition?

Yep, sounds like user mods, the wildest PTC Chrysler produced was the Dreamcruiser, which was basically just a lot of different trim options. Hey look at Wikipedia for all the factory editions, they...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 08 Feb 2012, 11:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Great Information

As for what to look for in a turbo:

Around the engine compartment - you are looking for evidence of overheating. It's never a good thing - So - look for burned spots on the dipstick. If possible,...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 08 Feb 2012, 10:03 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,009
Posted By bobdole369
A really odd problem - flicker, then dead, then starts back up

We had quite a bit of rain over FL in the past few days - I don't know if its related but its something that concerns me.

2004 limited - pretty much stock - have done timing belt, have added a 4...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 08 Feb 2012, 09:50 am
Replies: 25
Views: 41,906
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Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 07 Feb 2012, 11:55 am
Replies: 25
Views: 41,906
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold

If the freon level is good and the pressures look OK there are 4 possibilities:

1. the low pressure switch is faulty or its wiring
2. the high pressure switch is faulty (its inside the...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 07 Feb 2012, 11:48 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By bobdole369
One of my PT's is gone /tear

My wife has traded her 2001 base model in for a 2010 Insight EX with Navi. Sorry guys, it was just her time. The hole in the evap core disabling A/C plus a recent hole in the power steering high...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 27 Dec 2011, 12:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By bobdole369
Re: I swear NOTHING every goes easy W/Bearing

Different kind of work that timing belt. Bearing is all physical and you think you're gonna break something getting the knuckle off. Timing belt is just a total pain in the ass - most of the time...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 27 Dec 2011, 12:06 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,292
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Need Advice on Dead Cruiser

As for a head gasket:

You will very nearly always be able to tell if the head gasket is blown. The motor simply won't run, or runs so poorly that it isn't worth it.
If the head gasket is blown...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 26 Dec 2011, 08:33 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,301
Posted By bobdole369
Rebuilding CV axle (halfshaft)

Has anyone successfully replaced the seal and boot on a halfshaft? There is absolutely nothing wrong with the one I pulled out of my car this weekend besides that its boot and seal came out and...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 26 Dec 2011, 08:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By bobdole369
Broken mount in operation caused me some Christmas joy

45mph - big star bolt in the center mount gave way suddenly. This caused the following:

1. Shredded passenger side inner CV boot AND seal. The crank made contact with it I'm guessing - spewing its...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 26 Dec 2011, 08:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 5,205
Posted By bobdole369
Re: P1684 Driver 5 Line 4

The code scanner that advance/discount auto parts connects for free will pull tranny codes.
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 26 Dec 2011, 08:15 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 12,819
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Broken timing belt/broken valves

Nice to meet you folks. I'm one of the few actual rare cases where a timing belt break led to bent valves. I couldn't tell you the conditions in which it happens, only that we had to replace valves...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 23 Dec 2011, 01:04 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,649
Posted By bobdole369
CV boot inner seal passenger side

Discovered my odd oil leak was the CV boot and seal shredding. Hmmm its only busted (the seal) at one point so i'm hoping to be able to repair it. Never pulled an axle so I'm wondering if anyone has...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 20 Dec 2011, 12:31 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,733
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Bang, rough ride, small oil leak idles fine

Engine mount bolt has sheared cleanly and the motor dropped an inch. I'm guessing the oil came through the crank seal (tho that was rpl at 93k (27k ago)). Undoubtedly the motor bucked around causing...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 20 Dec 2011, 11:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Replacing LCAs - Two questions

The inner is a ball joint so with one tire in the air and the other on the ground, visually watch the outer for play as you move the tire. Any side-side movement at all of the tire indicates a worn...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 20 Dec 2011, 09:50 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,733
Posted By bobdole369
Bang, rough ride, small oil leak idles fine

K so otw to work this am something happened. Felt like a pothole then a horrible banging like a flat tire, but when I let off the gas it cleared up. Hit the gas, pounding, let off, ok. Pull over and...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 09 Dec 2011, 10:22 am
Replies: 17
Views: 9,175
Posted By bobdole369
Re: SMOKE COMING FROM HOOD!!!

Did the smoke smell "sweet"?

My initial assesment is that you either blew a radiator hose, or your radiator. The smoke is water vapor/steam from the coolant if thats the case. That much "smoke"...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 09 Dec 2011, 10:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 6,415
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Lower Engine Mount Q

4.7" is simple and the proper adjustment. The reason is to equalize load on the struts. They aren't "motor mounts", but torque struts. As you drive around there is a rotational force exerted on...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 09 Dec 2011, 09:56 am
Replies: 147
Views: 27,090
Posted By bobdole369
Re: MPG Sucks!

The no ethanol part - by a small, but measurable amount. Perhaps 3%. But unless it is a GT turbo - the premium part is just draining your pocketbook. Premium fuel is harder to combust than regular,...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 29 Nov 2011, 04:58 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,801
Posted By bobdole369
Re: too good to be true or am i crazy?

Not crazy. On a trip up to the smokies earlier this year I approached 28mpg in a 2001 NA. Me driving, most of Florida - flat as hell - going the speed limit headed out into GA. Wife drives, she...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 29 Nov 2011, 04:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 16,519
Posted By bobdole369
Re: Wheel Bearing replace rates? $$$

South FL - $350/wheel with a new steering knuckle and everything.
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