Changing PT Cruiser Spark Plugs

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by Poster formerly known as 300m, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Any suggestions or tips on removing the plenum?

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    Poster formerly known as 300m, Jul 7, 2004
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    Richard Guest

    Don't drink more than one beer before you start. Be brave. Make sure you
    have the right size socket tools and extensions . It does come apart and go
    back together. There is a PT fan web site that actually posts a step by step
    guide, but that is not all that essential. Be sure to pick up a set of dual
    tipped plat plugs before you start so you don't have to do this again. Champ
    has an OEM approved plug for this application. Again the PT web sits list
    the proper part number. I got mine at NAPA. Don't know if they are
    recommended in the turbo's. Again, the web sits are the best source for
    information on this.


    Richard, Jul 7, 2004
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    RWB Guest

    Detailed instructions with pictures are on this site. I replaced mine with
    dual tip platinum plugs with these instructions -- no problem at all.

    RWB, Jul 7, 2004
  4. Not yet, anyway. Good thing you know how to do it -- you'll be swapping
    those dual-tip platinum plugs out for proper ones before you know it.

    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 7, 2004
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    RWB Guest

    The procedure with pictures has been there for a long time, however you do
    have to subscribe now to see the detailed intructions.

    The double platnium plugs work great and have done so for almost 10,000
    miles. They reduced the "stumbling" which seems to be a characteristic of
    the non-turbo 5 speeds. So no, I won't be swapping them out for anything
    but another set of the same plugs for as long as I own the car!

    RWB, Jul 8, 2004
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    SRG Guest

    I think hes trying to tell you that Champion has designated a different
    platinum plug to use with the PT, I think it has a different heat range and
    the electrode end is tapered/designed differently. Also, there is much
    discussion about using a smaller gap, which is supposed to cure the
    "stumbling". I had the original platinum plugs in and changed to the new
    ones, along with 8.5 mm wires.
    There are a couple of good threads about it on and other
    Good Luck;
    SRG, Jul 9, 2004
  7. Mostly I was trying to tell him that Bosch Platinum spark plugs are just
    as shitty as Bosch Oxygen sensors.
    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 9, 2004
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    Art Guest

    Is it the same bosch which makes dishwashers because they seem to be pretty
    Art, Jul 11, 2004
  9. Bosch makes terrific dishwashers, very good power tools, excellent
    starters and alternators, good and bad Oxygen sensors, poor spark
    plugs, poor spark plug wires, and the usual mix of hits and misses that
    one sees from virtually all large polyvalent corporations. If you're truly
    judging spark plugs by the performance of a dishwasher, you are a very
    intellectually-challenged individual. But then, you're the same dope who's
    always making unsupported and unsupportable assertions based on your
    little slivers of marginally-applicable experience, if even that, so I
    shouldn't be surprised to see this latest inanity from you.
    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 11, 2004
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    Art Guest

    I see Dan you are working hard to keep your nice guy image. What a dorf.
    You have no sense of humor whatsoever.
    Art, Jul 11, 2004
  11. While you are on the subject, how are the Bosch washers and clothes
    Alex Rodriguez, Jul 12, 2004
  12. Never used 'em, don't know.
    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 12, 2004
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    doc Guest

    Mark the time; Dan's meds have kicked in.
    doc, Jul 12, 2004
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    Jan 20, 2014
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    I have a 2005 Pt Convertible GT Turbo with 35000 miles on it (about 20000 of which was from being towed). I am the second owner. Car started to idle a bit different so we checked the plugs and found number one a little loose and looking as if it had spark jump up the side from being loose. We replaced the plugs with the same. Noticed that number one was again a bit loose. I did some research and found that my car under hood says to use a LZTR5A - 13, RE14MCC5 plug - what we took out and put back in the car is a Champion or NGK (can't remember which) S3RE14MCC5 plug. I have been looking for hours and found mention that my car requires the "copper" plug and that the 13RE14MCC5 runs a little bit cooler than the S3RE14MCC5 plug. Is the fact the car has had a hotter plug in it going to be a big problem? Someone told me to put a drop of Loctite on the number one plug when installing and some kind of grease I can't remember what now. I have the gap set at .50 and was told it should be at .40 with the different plug. I am so confused. Is this thing with the plug vibrating loose going to be ahuge problem. Is there really that big of a difference in these plugs? Why do the books at the stores give you the wrong plug information?
    Starstruck106, Jan 20, 2014
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