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Old 27 Dec 2011, 09:38 pm
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I keep hearing people refer to the PT cruiser as a Neon? Is it just another body on a Neon Chassis, same engine? I have also heard that Neon's are prone to head gasket problems, is this true with the PT cruisers? Thanks

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Old 30 Dec 2011, 12:08 pm
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There are some parts shared between Neons and PTs, but they are different cars. I owned 2 neons and 2 PTs.
Neither PTs nor Neosn have an excessive problem with head gaskets - and the only engine that is shared is the trubo on the SRT-4.
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Old 30 Dec 2011, 05:34 pm
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Ditto Don. He's almost always right (almost, unless we disagree..hhahaha). Not sure who on the planet would refer to a PT as a Neon, personally I think the Neons are one of the ugliest vehicles ever made, no offense intended Don.
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Old 30 Dec 2011, 06:20 pm
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I just had the valve cover gasket replaced on my n/a 2002 PT, with 58,000 miles. Not a hard or expensive job, and the car sure runs a lot smoother now, especially in cold weather.
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Old 01 Jan 2012, 11:17 am
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Thanks for the replies. That clarifies my questions.

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