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Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 13 Jul 2006, 08:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,684
Posted By Sci-Fi
You can gap iridium plugs. Just needs a bit more...

You can gap iridium plugs. Just needs a bit more care to avoid breaking the center electrode off. .040 gap is pretty much what both N/A and Turbo owners use for better idle and response.


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Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 05 Jul 2006, 05:38 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,223
Posted By Sci-Fi
.040 is the Chrysler recommended gap now, so I...

.040 is the Chrysler recommended gap now, so I wouldn't regap...you are close enough. The only Iridium plugs you really need to be extra careful with are the Denso's. The Denso iridium center...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Suspension 23 Jun 2006, 09:46 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,019
Posted By Sci-Fi
Have to find a shop that has "longer" and "wider"...

Have to find a shop that has "longer" and "wider" ramps to allow a lowered car with wide rims and tires on the alignment rack. The ramps are pretty wide already, since trucks usually get aligned on...
Forum: The Detail Shop 22 Jun 2006, 11:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,912
Posted By Sci-Fi
Leather should be vacuumed, cleaned, and...

Leather should be vacuumed, cleaned, and conditioners applied on a regular basis (at least once a month). Car leather is exposed to sunlight and heat and needs a bit more care. In harsher, drier,...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 12 Jun 2006, 03:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,558
Posted By Sci-Fi
Check for broken or torn motor/transmission...

Check for broken or torn motor/transmission mounts.
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 12 Jun 2006, 03:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,465
Posted By Sci-Fi
Flowmaster offers two cat-back systems, single...

Flowmaster offers two cat-back systems, single exhaust (part # 17326) and dual exhaust (part # 17327). Can see pictures of it at my website:
http://sci-fi.ptenthusiasts.net/photo5.html

If you are...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Suspension 09 Jun 2006, 08:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,311
Posted By Sci-Fi
Neighbor has them on her Honda Accord. She says...

Neighbor has them on her Honda Accord. She says they are very quiet and smooth riding, but handles well (esp in the wet). She drives on the crazy side, but I didn't see much wear in the tread after...
Forum: The Detail Shop 05 Jun 2006, 05:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 11,109
Posted By Sci-Fi
Try Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner &...

Try Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish, or 3M Plastic Polish, or Mothers Plastic Polish. Just remember to use more strokes, not more pressure (keep it even and on the light pressure...
Forum: The Detail Shop 04 Jun 2006, 05:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,391
Posted By Sci-Fi
Depends on how much contaminates the claybar...

Depends on how much contaminates the claybar removed. I would buy a new claybar for the next time you clay your car(s). One popular trick is to slice your claybar into thin strips. After you clay one...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 01 Jun 2006, 06:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By Sci-Fi
I would check the radiator cooling fan first....

I would check the radiator cooling fan first. Many have reported that it had failed or is not turning on. You would only notice the car overheating in heavy stop-and-go traffic.

The proper/only...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 31 May 2006, 04:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,434
Posted By Sci-Fi
Check your harness again. A lot of 2003's have...

Check your harness again. A lot of 2003's have the wiring and plug for the 2nd horn taped off. If it isn't there then just tap into the existing horn's wiring and you can find compatible electrical...
Forum: Exterior Accessories Forum 31 May 2006, 03:02 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,297
Posted By Sci-Fi
I used to, but it was a pain to put on and take...

I used to, but it was a pain to put on and take off and the velcro looked bad with the clear lens. They don't sell them anymore and the company only make the smoked and cutout covers now.

A better...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 31 May 2006, 12:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,510
Posted By Sci-Fi
If you don't mind spending the money, buy Baer...

If you don't mind spending the money, buy Baer DecelaRotors. Can get them at Pro Street:
Front:
http://www.prostreetonline.com/buy/baer_decelarotors/53000-020/
Rear:...
Forum: PT Cruiser News and Rumors 30 May 2006, 05:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,649
Posted By Sci-Fi
Lithium ion powered EV's have a theoretical range...

Lithium ion powered EV's have a theoretical range of 250-300 miles depending on the number of or the rated capacity of the batteries. But in practical use, expect anywhere from about 40-100 mile...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 30 May 2006, 01:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,730
Posted By Sci-Fi
Technically the aftermarket "retrofit" HID kits...

Technically the aftermarket "retrofit" HID kits are against Federal Regulations (DOT has prohibited the sale of these HID kits) for road use "IF" the headlights were not OEM equipment or an "DOT...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 09 Nov 2005, 05:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,250
Posted By Sci-Fi
Many aftermarket shifter balls come with plastic...

Many aftermarket shifter balls come with plastic sleeves now to fit any shaft diameter. If the fit is tight enough, you don't have to use the set screws although it is recommended. PT owners that...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 07 Nov 2005, 08:22 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,133
Posted By Sci-Fi
Go to bstockum's site: http://www.bstockum.com/ ...

Go to bstockum's site: http://www.bstockum.com/
and click on the "How does the new GT turbo compare to a Hahn turbo PT?" link to see a video.

The stock internals of a N/A engine needs to be...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 07 Nov 2005, 02:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,058
Posted By Sci-Fi
Unless you really want the OEM fog lights, I...

Unless you really want the OEM fog lights, I would suggest looking at some aftermarket fog lamps and install them in the same place. Just need to find a space for the switch. A pair of Hella Micro DE...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Suspension 04 Nov 2005, 08:40 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,334
Posted By Sci-Fi
The base 2001 PT came with 15" steel wheels and...

The base 2001 PT came with 15" steel wheels and P195/65SR15 tires. Not sure/can't remember if they will fit if you have rear disk brakes. You would have to check the backspacing and offset or just...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 03 Nov 2005, 11:10 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 11,766
Posted By Sci-Fi
I've run into the 20k miles pad and rotor...

I've run into the 20k miles pad and rotor replacement several times with new cars, starting with my 1976 Capri II. Now I just change the pads before they get to 15k miles. Then I'm good for the long...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 02 Nov 2005, 11:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,044
Posted By Sci-Fi
There was an earlier Chrysler service bulletin to...

There was an earlier Chrysler service bulletin to gap the spark plugs at .040 instead of .050. Drivability is improved as well as overall performance. No effect on gas mileage, although some owners...
Forum: Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling 02 Nov 2005, 05:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,160
Posted By Sci-Fi
Just my opinion, I would go with the H&R...

Just my opinion, I would go with the H&R coilovers (I assume you made a spelling mistake). They are height adjustable for both the front and rear and H&R are considered to make many of the top...
Forum: General PT Cruiser Discussions 31 Oct 2005, 10:32 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 15,440
Posted By Sci-Fi
Might be the bell crank bushing on the Watts...

Might be the bell crank bushing on the Watts Link. Early PT's have know to wear them out quickly, causing a banging sound. A new bell crank assy (bushings aren't sold separately) goes for about $75...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 27 Oct 2005, 08:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,538
Posted By Sci-Fi
It depends on the road conditions. If there is...

It depends on the road conditions. If there is oil and grease present on a wet road, it's like trying to stop on black ice. It's the same if there is a downpour/heavy rain and the road doesn't drain...
Forum: Tech & Performance Forum 26 Oct 2005, 02:32 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,568
Posted By Sci-Fi
Hypergrounding kits work like the Sun kit, BUT I...

Hypergrounding kits work like the Sun kit, BUT I would buy a heavy duty 9005/9006 combination headlight harness with relays and that will solve any problems with dimming or blinking. You will be...
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