PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Tune Up

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27 Aug 2004, 05:36 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vista, Ca, USA.
Posts: 3
Default Tune Up

I have listened to many of you about plugs and wires for the PT and I now own a set of Champion double platinum plugs and Magnicor Wires. With all the talk about plug gaps, should I use 50, 45, or go all the way to 40? Finally, any other tuneup tips? My only mod to date is an Airaid system that I love.
thanks,
Alan
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27 Aug 2004, 06:54 pm
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Orange, CA, USA.
Posts: 1,019
Default

Please tell me you have a non-turbo PT; those platinum plugs shouldn't be used in the turbo application. If you have a turbo, get copper plugs and gap them to .045 - .040, if you have a non-turbo the platinums are fine but you'll have to wait for a non-turbo owner to come along and recommend a gap for you.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27 Aug 2004, 08:53 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vista, Ca, USA.
Posts: 3
Default

I currently have the non turbo and hope to "step up" in the very near future. How do you like the turbo and does the fact you probalby have your foot in it all the time just demolish the gas mileage?
__________________
Alan C. Brawn
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 27 Aug 2004, 09:32 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,744
Default

Alan,

Lots of talk on spark plug gap. TSB for non-turbo 2003-2004 calls for .040in. Here's a link to check out what going on.

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...Terms=plug+gap
__________________
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 27 Aug 2004, 11:57 pm
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Orange, CA, USA.
Posts: 1,019
Default

Alan, I freakin' love the turbo! Yes, gas mileage can be less than wonderful if I keep my right foot planted all the time, but I can still manage almost 25mpg on the freeway. Just an FYI, my car started life as a Limited Edition Platinum Series Turbo Lite (180HP) but I upgraded to Stage 1. I now run 14.8 second 1/4 miles and eat Mustangs for lunch!
[8)]
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 28 Aug 2004, 01:22 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vista, Ca, USA.
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks guys. I will try the .040 and see how it works. I really "need" to get a turbo so I can enjoy the rush of decent acceleration. Is the 180 hp engine the same as the "big" motor in terms of construction and strength of the block and heads?
__________________
Alan C. Brawn
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 28 Aug 2004, 04:27 am
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Riverside, Ca, USA.
Posts: 1,372
Default

Yes it is Alan. It is the same exept for the computer settings. That is why stage 1 results are identical for HO and lite motors!!
__________________
06 GT Auto, Cool Vanila Exterior, Presto Change O 3bl, Cargo Mat and Net, Billet Oil Cap, Yoko Avid 4Vs Tires, 03 GT Wheels, 4 Chrome Door Handle Screw Covers, MOPAR Mud Flaps, H&R Rear Sway Bar, Freedom Strut Tower Bar, Rear Door Sill Covers.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tune up question plugs etc. mikey Tech & Performance Forum 7 07 Feb 2006 08:49 am
Sudden loss of power(need tune up?) Ctown Tech & Performance Forum 21 16 Jan 2006 08:41 am
The $6,600 tune up turbomangt The Detail Shop 2 09 Jan 2006 03:00 pm
Midlife TUNE UP help plz Ctown General PT Cruiser Discussions 9 29 May 2005 04:09 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors