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Old 16 Dec 2002, 03:01 pm
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Default Engine heating up, mileage and tires need inflatio

Bought it in 2000 Aug. Yesterday - the car overheated in 40 F weather. Coolant was all gone (had gone to chk up and did oil change with dealer in VA a month ago)
Dealer said another PT Cruiser came in yesterday and have the same problem. Does anyone have the same problem?

In addition - mileage question - city is 16-18 miles per gallon - anyone with the same mileage? What can one do to increase mileage.

Tires also seem to need more inflation than other cars.
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Old 17 Dec 2002, 06:27 pm
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Can't help with your overheating problem becuse there's so many different things that could have happened to cause the loss of water. Did you notice any water on the ground when you parked? Did you notice any smoke out the tailpipe while driving? These will give some indication of where the water went.

On your milage problem. There was a fix by the dealer for certain cars and your may fall into that category. The dealer can "flash" your computer and give it an upgrade. They won't do it unless your having a problem and ask for it. To see if your computer is alreay up to the latest upgrade, get your PT up to speed on a highway and set the cruise contol on. Now tap the cruise contol lever downwards for about a half a second. Does the speed lower by 1 or 2 miles an hour? if it doesn't, you need the computer upgrade. That's one of the things the upgrade does and the easiest way to tell if you have it. Good Luck.

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Old 14 Jan 2003, 01:05 pm
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hey rleung96b any more troubles??

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