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Old 08 Jan 2021, 12:05 pm
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I would suggest looking into a 2005 engine in a Pt Cruiser with an August 2005 date or earlier manufactured date on the driver's side door.
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I see the article was written in March of 2007.
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I would suggest looking into a 2005 engine in a Pt Cruiser with an August 2005 date or earlier manufactured date on the driver's side door.
Any reason an early 05 is better than an 04?
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Any reason an early 05 is better than an 04?
You might find one with lower miles.
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Old 12 Jan 2021, 05:19 pm
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Should I even consider fixing the head gasket, or head if needed, on an engine with 265,000 miles? Only uses or loses a qt of oil every 1200 miles for the last eight years.
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Should I even consider fixing the head gasket, or head if needed, on an engine with 265,000 miles? Only uses or loses a qt of oil every 1200 miles for the last eight years.
That is a good question. The problem I found with my 2007 Pt Cruiser after putting new valve guides in it is that I got 5000 miles per quart until I had about 8,000 miles on it and then it gradually went back to 1100 miles per quart of oil. My opinion is that the aftermarket CAT from Rockauto gets hotter than the factory CAT and ruins the valve guides. I can only get about 35,000 miles before the aftermarket CAT clogs up. I haven't decided yet if I am going to go with a new Factory CAT on my 2008 Pt Cruiser considering how much more expensive it is. This is my theory so do some homework first. keep in mind I am in California.
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Think I'll measure the oil pressure before deciding.
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