December 2, 2006Our '02 PT is coming up on 75K miles. Still feels tight except for a clunking from front end/suspension on small bumps/gravel driveways. Probably strut bushing/bearing? Oil consumption is still at less than one quart per 10,000 miles! I use M1 5W-30 with an M1-102 oil filter and change at 10,000 miles per Blackstone Lab advise. All in all it is doing well and just made the last payment...yeah!
Anyway, it our daily driver now and we plan on driving it a few more years yet. What is the feeling out there on timing belt replacement intervals? I want to be sure not to go to far on the belt. I know the manual calls for something like 90K miles under severe duty. But wanted comments from the board. Our PT is driven in a very rural setting...mainly highway at 65-75+mph. Very little town driving.