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Old 25 Feb 2012, 11:59 pm
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I recently purchased (cheap) a 2001 PT cruiser from a friend of mine. The engine had been overheated and head gasket was blown. I am trying to find some literature or manual on how to rebuild this engine and maybe do some cheap horsepower upgrades. Does anyone know of a manual that is strickly about rebuilding this particular engine?
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 04:07 am
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There's the Haynes or Chilton paperback manuals at about $20 each or you can go through the Technical Library on this forum to see if anything there will help you.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 02:05 pm
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Default Re: any books on rebuilding 2001 PT engine?

I'd fix or repair the head, best bet is block is prolly good
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 03:30 pm
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I'd fix or repair the head, best bet is block is prolly good
Dito on that. I have one somebody ran out of talent on and told the girl the head was cracked. Couldn't put it back together is my guess. Head is not cracked. She was told to sell for scrap. One more saved from the bone yard!
Sorry I got carried away. Like UptownSport said, do the head, water pump & timing belt. And RIDE!
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 05:17 am
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Well, I at first was just going to just do a head rebuild as you suggested. I dont have the head off yet, but it may have sat for over 6 months with water in two of the cylinders. I got the engine to turn over using the starter, and the gasket is definetly blown. I found the radiator had a huge split in the top of it, so I don't know how long he ran the car with no water. Also, I can't seem to get the camshaft marks to align as instructed in the manual. Maybe the valves are bent now too. I thought maybe I should just rebuild the whole engine. Any round about figure on how much that might cost?
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Old 15 Mar 2012, 09:07 am
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if your trying to get a good motor try to find one in a junk yard with low mileage and was involved in a roll over or rearend accident. those are the best things to look @ as well as a "clean" interior. knowing that it was running b4 the wreck. and a clean interior usually show that they took care of their ride & had it serviced as needed. to me that would be the best option. rather than rebuilding yours.

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Watch those rollovers. If car was upside down with motor running and oil ran out! Not to good. Don't leave out front crash cars, you have any parts that may be damaged on yotold motor.
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