Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Tacoma, WA
My Ride: '84 Dodge Rampage
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Re: 05 PT Cruiser/ 2.4 non turbo / upgrade or replace?
No, there are additional components, like the wastegate solenoid.
As for tryingbe's ludicrous statement. I'd like to see his math on that one. The engine is about $800. Toss in a stock PCM for $600 from the dealer. Now figure that you've got to sell a used base model PT, it might fetch $5000 if you're REALLY lucky, more likely $3500. Then you have to find a turbo PT that's not beat to death. Doesn't have to be a GT, he just wants turbo. So a base turbo PT, those go for about $8000, maybe $6000 if you're lucky. So for the sake of tryingbe, let's assume you get lucky twice. You get $5k for the old one. and find a suitable replacement for $6k. I'm not sure about Oklahoma, but here in Washington State, we get to pay sales tax when we buy a car. EVEN IF it was a private sale, or you got a really good deal on it. They go by standard blue book value. So that PT you managed to get for $6k bluebooks at $8k, 10% sales tax on $8k is $800.. Plus tabs and various other fees, you'll be out $900 to register this new car. Not to mention, now your insurance company knows you have a high performance PT Cruiser, suddenly your $30/month premium goes to $65/month. That's the gift that keeps on giving. No, do NOT follow Tryingbe's bad advice.