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Old 02 Dec 2009, 09:11 pm
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Default Erhm..

I guess I test first. Hopefully I pass (?)

Hi. I UTSE for a couple of days and may have found some (hopefully) inexpensive easy fixes to some potential paths to scrap-worthy problems. I just got this new-used PT and only test-drove it once so far.

*chuckles* I don't even have it on the road yet, but I feel compelled to register and say thank you to everyone for doing such a great job sharing their knowledge and experiences!! Awesome!!

Still trying to do required work to pass safety. (The boyz won't let me touch it till they test-drive it for a week or so to make sure I don't get caught with surprises because I do substantial time on the road. I guess that's not bad either, since some guys probably wish their wives would get stranded :: I am grateful.)

Guess this is a pretty long test.. maybe should have put this in an intro thread?

Anyway, Hi everyone.
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 12:59 am
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Sup from Hawai`i!!

Lol, you did do quite an intro in the Testing Thread. Looks like you've got everything figured out like your avatar/signature. Welcome and see you around!
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Old 03 Dec 2009, 01:15 am
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Default Re: Erhm..

Thank you! (Hawaii sounds so very warm right now! )
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Old 08 Dec 2009, 08:43 am
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Peaches,

Welcome to the forum. Tell your boyz that your new-2-u PT is right at the time for the timing belt to be changed. That might have been the reason for the original owner to trade in. It's an expensive ($900-$1200) job if left to a mechanic but a pretty complicated job if you try and do it yourself. Lots of backyard mechanics have come to the forum with problems after doing it themselves. A quick search on the forum for "timing belt" will yield loads of threads on the topic.
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Old 09 Dec 2009, 12:14 am
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Thanks for the heads up Crewzin. I think they (the boys) did say something about it being cracked here and there (I think it was this car..(?)). Are they specifically more difficult to change on the PT (as opposed to other vehicles)?

Not too much suprises me about cars breaking anymore. As long as I remember to have some cash in my wallet, minutes on my phone (and signal), and the numbers of several towing companies handy... (Oh and half a mind to remember where I put the numbers and how to use my cellphone when I'm freaking out! duh!).

We are, however, quite suspicious about that "great deal".. We'll see.

Still waiting on poly bushings for control arms though.. Hope the suspense(ion) is worth it.
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It might grow on me like that "dog so ugly it's cute". If it behaves and doesn't pee on the driveway, maybe I'll give it some mod-treats!!
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Old 09 Dec 2009, 06:03 am
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Yes, it takes someone with mechanical knowledge and lots of spare time. Book calls for 5 to 7 hours, the engine mounts need to be loosen or taken off and the engine itself has to be moved to gain access. It's also imperative that everything lines up exactly right when putting it all back together.

It's such a cumbersome job that everyone recommends that the water pump, a new tensioner and the drive belts (serpentine and alternator) be changed at the same time because it's all in the same area.
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Old 09 Dec 2009, 08:19 pm
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Yeah, saw that on some of the other threads.. Sounds like a 24-beer job. At least.

Thanks Crewzin. You should charge consultation fees.
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