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Old 01 Aug 2009, 10:20 pm
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Default 180 degree coolant sensor

Anyone know where to find one for the 07 2.4L non-turbo?

I'm looking to pick-up the jet stage 2 chip after I get an exhaust, and it says reccomends a 180 degree thermostat which is no big deal but apparently the OBD doesn't like the thermostat without the coolant sensor matching and won't let the engine start.

Anyone changed the thermostat and found this part or should I just not bother with the thermostat?
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 06:34 am
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Default Re: 180 degree coolant sensor

I'm not going to try and talk you out of spending your money. After all, it's your money, but who says that the PT won't start just because you have a non-matching thermostat and coolant sensor. That has nothing to do with starting the engine.

Oh, and after you get it all installed, don't expect your cruiser to go flying off down the road any differently than it did before your wallet became lighter.
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 07:58 am
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As far as who told me...

My local A&A Auto Parts, and another place around me called Custom Import Performance, although CIP seemed to just agree with A&A, I don't particularly know why the OBD would turn the engine off, or even if it's capable of doing it. I just know what they told me, and the didn't have the sensor to sell me so I don't see it as a usual sales pitch, "well you might want to buy this sensor too..".

I was curious if anyone has found it though, or changed the thermostat without the sensor and not had problems? I'm looking for feedback on the issue, or if someone has changed the sensor where did they find one.

As far as the comment...

Do I expect it to be like a race car going down the road... no. I don't even expect it to be fast. But it will have more power, with an intake, exhaust system, throttle body, coils and and a re-tune it should respond significantly better.

For $1200 or so I consider it a decent investment. if I want more I'll look into cams and manifolds, but, I don't have a second car to have the time to pull the engine completely apart.

If you want I'll dyno it after if I can find a shop with one in my area.
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 04:52 pm
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Default Re: 180 degree coolant sensor

180 degree thermostats are available for the SRT-4. Good luck. Google works wonders.

1200 for a Jet module I assume..again good luck
You can disassemble an entire PT with a 10mm wrench. So where did it go!
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