February 18, 2007Hey all!
Just got a "New to me" 2003 PT non-turbo with 18k miles on it about 2 months ago. I joined the forum today after reading quite a bit. Anyways so far i have spent about 500$ in getting the engine cleaned and tuned because i had a misfire in one of the cylinders(number 3), and when the dealer looked at it and "fixed it" it did it again in a week. The second dealer i took it to cleaned out the carbon in the engine and replaced the plugs and wires. The car is much better now and has way more power than before. also it doesnt feel like its going to break down. yay! they told me that the previous owner didnt drive it or maintain it so that was the source of my problem. hence the 3 year old car only having 18k on it.
Is it very common for the PT to idle rough? Feels like every 3-5 seconds or so there is a slight miss. not sure what im dealing with here but my other car is a 2000 honda with 145k miles on it and it idles way smooth.
i want to put a few mods into action in the future, but i want the basic stuff worked out first