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Old 30 Apr 2012, 01:58 pm
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Default I want to get this but i need a second opinion!

i found this while google searching and i wanted to know if this would help my pt. i don't wanna ruin it. but your opinions are highly recommended before i purchase this. CHRYSLER PT CRUISER GF Peformance Chip
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Old 30 Apr 2012, 02:23 pm
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Don't do it. It's a gimmick. All it does is fool the computer into over fueling the engine by making the computer see a different reading off your IAT sensor. Waist of money. Just my .02
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Don't do it. It's a gimmick. All it does is fool the computer into over fueling the engine by making the computer see a different reading off your IAT sensor. Waist of money. Just my .02
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Agree with the two above. Also it can cause the engine light to come on plus you'll probably see a significant drop in fuel mileage.
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Old 30 Apr 2012, 07:36 pm
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X2 on what he said.

See this time I was nice, but you do have me looking over my shoulder.

Jerry
Thanks Jerry!

After my project, I almost know my PT as good as my wife! LOL!

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At first, if you installed it you would notice, but in the long run it will cause all kinds of problems, CEL light (as Crewzin said) Cat problems, o2, etc. Don't waste your money. Assuming you have an N/A, I would do a "air box mod" and put a K&N air filter in it. Not much else you can do to an N/A without doing extensive engine mods to get performance and mileage. Trust me I know!
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Total junk!
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Total junk!
Agree! don't waste your money or time with these chips.
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Old 01 May 2012, 12:18 pm
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Default Re: I want to get this but i need a second opinion!

If you really want to know the mechanics behind that 'performance chip', I'll tell ya:

It's a $0.15 resistor that they've put inside a box so it looks sophisticated, that reduces the signal voltage to the computer, making it THINK the air moving past the sensor is cooler than it actually is.

As everyone above so eloquently said: NO.
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