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Old 19 Jan 2011, 10:16 pm
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hey guys. im thinking for the future here, after my PT is on its last legs engine wise i was thinking of maby droping in a V6 or a small block V8, my question is.... do you think there is a V6 out there more fuel efficiant for the size of our PTs then our current inline 4?
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 11:39 pm
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You don't get more cylinders because you want to have more mpg.

If you really want more mpg, you'll get the 2.0 or diesel swap in.
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Old 20 Jan 2011, 12:12 am
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i know more cylinders use more gas. what im saying is the PT is a realy big brick for a 4 cil engine, my thinking is you could put a V6 in it and perhaps get the same millage or maby more due to the engine bening able to pull this brick around, or push if i switch it to RWD

simply put, if it dosent get better gas milage that would be fine with me but im wondering if it is possable with the right V6 under the hood.
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Old 20 Jan 2011, 01:00 am
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there ios a guy on here who is putting a Buick v 6 in a PT it is a LOT of work but it will work he had trouble with the Computer so when with a carbrated motor Id love to have a nice 3.8 in my pt in a KIA mini van it gets 28 mpg and has way to much power
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Old 20 Jan 2011, 01:13 am
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see 28 mpg aint bad and im shure the PT is lighter then that van so it may gain a few more MPG
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Old 20 Jan 2011, 01:26 am
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it is lighter and the van is probaly no better at pushing air
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Old 20 Jan 2011, 01:29 am
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yea, i can see it in my mind thou that the 4 cil is a bit underpowered for the PT i mean its a heavy car, probly part of the reason they stoped making the PT is becouse they couldent quite get it to the req 30 mpg
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Old 20 Jan 2011, 11:16 am
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Everyone wants to put a v-6 in a Neon. Someone did the old 3.0 mitsu
(looks like a blower sticking out of the hood).
There's a 2.7 in progress.
Except the 2.7, it's mostly silly for that car.

I'd swap in a MTX well before changing engines. MTX's are: Lighter, quicker, less maintenance,
more efficient, extreme longevity, cheaper, simpler, and more fun!
You can also push start vehicle (Don't read the owner's manual!) or 'bump'
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If your day's going badly you can do a 6K clutch drop (actually, DON'T) to
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Old 20 Jan 2011, 01:17 pm
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A v6 in a PT will get lousy mpg and so would a v8. Both engines are heavier in an already heavy car. A v6 would give lousy performance and a v8 won't be able to stay on the road because of too much power. I've seen that ugly mess. Everyone gets all gaga about putting a Hemi in a PT. Anyone ever see one on the road and not only in pictures or stationary in a car show? If you want a combination of good mpg and great power then put a turbo'd GT engine in there. The engine is a lot lighter than a v6 or v8 and you can do performance mods that will stomp v8's and still get 22 in the city and 30+ on the highway. My '04 GT is totally stock, but my modified '05 Neon SRT-4 isn't stock, stomps v8's and still sips gas. I would also, as was stated, put in a manual tranny, too if your main concern is mpg.
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Old 21 Jan 2011, 12:02 am
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not all V6 engines are heavy thou, the V6 in my 88 pathfinder was relitivly light.
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