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Old 10 Dec 2011, 09:50 am
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Hello all,

I am hopefully soon to be PT Cruiser owner.
I'm looking at an 03 with about 172xxx miles on it, looking for some tips on questions to ask, and things to look for when I go to check it out.

Also if there are any general engine mods that are commonly done, I'd to know about them. I used to have a 97 Dakota, and putting in a lower temp thermostat and a different set of spark plugs was pretty standard.

I have read up on the "cold air" intakes and how they actually hurt performance, so I know that going with a K&N air filter is my best option there for now.

Thank you in advance for the help
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 11:52 am
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Welcome to the forum. If I were you, I'd leave well enough alone. A good tune-up (plugs and wires) and it might last you a while longer. Don't look for power modifications, (there really aren't any) especially at that mileage. Just enjoy the ride.
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 12:43 pm
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 03:49 pm
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Greetings from the Missouri Ozarks.
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 05:01 pm
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welcome to the forum and from Virginia
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 06:57 pm
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Welcome from NY Just make sure they had the timing belt done at 100k miles and don't forget you are pretty close to the second timing belt change and that's $800 to $1200 job.
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