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Old 12 Aug 2007, 05:21 pm
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My car is acting up, seems to be missing almost, like a bad plug wire or plug. Maybe the fuel filter is acting up? does it only at 3/4 to full throttle all thru the rev range. So, yeah. Where's the fuel filter exactly? lol thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 12 Aug 2007, 06:54 pm
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Bryn,

What makes you think it's not the plugs or wires. Chrysler added a cheap ignition system to the PT. 9 out of 10 complaints on missing, stutter, ruff idle were cleared up by changing the plugs or wires or both. On your Turbo, the plugs can be changed pretty easily without taking off the upper manifold.

The fuel filter/pump is located and attached to the fuel pick-up inside and at the bottom of the fuel tank. It's not made to be changed or cleaned. It keeps cool and is lubricated by the gasoline itself so running your tank down to the "Low Light" comes on is not a good idea because your then talking about burning out the pump at about $300.
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where is the fuel pump located? I've heard you can buy performance fuel pumps and was just curious if anyone has used one or heard about how effective they are.
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where is the fuel pump located?
Read my answer above. The fuel filter/pump is located at the bottom of the fuel tank.

The fuel pressure regulator maintains fuel pressure between 53 and 63 psi. That's more than enough for even the GT on stage 1 and you haven't been complaining about fuel starvation with your nitrous system, so why go to the trouble and expanse to upgrade the pump?
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Old 13 Aug 2007, 07:31 pm
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Sweet. Thanks Crewzin, I checked the plugs and they looked basically new but new wires and plugs seems a cheap fix to this discouraging issue and it's worth a try. Any recommendations for plugs n wires? thanks again!
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Old 13 Aug 2007, 08:38 pm
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I have the Champion Double Platinum but you can't use them with the Turbo. For the Turbo, stick with something like Champion Copper or NGK Iridium. The consensus seems to be to use .040 - .045in for the gap. Plenty of different kinds of wires and anythings better than the stock wires from Chrysler. A lot of us use Crane Fire Wires from www.RaceandStreet.com
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Read my answer above. The fuel filter/pump is located at the bottom of the fuel tank.

The fuel pressure regulator maintains fuel pressure between 53 and 63 psi. That's more than enough for even the GT on stage 1 and you haven't been complaining about fuel starvation with your nitrous system, so why go to the trouble and expanse to upgrade the pump?
I figured it was in the tank but I've been hearing alot of people swappin theirs out (not PTs) so I was curious if anyone as used one and had it make difference
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fire wires are super nice and champion plugs with .045 gaps perfect! I changed out the distributor for an acell billet dist. leaps and bounds over the stock!
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I changed out the distributor for an acell billet dist. leaps and bounds over the stock!

Your not talking about the PT now. There's no distributor in site. Computer, cam sensor, coil, wires and spark plugs.
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