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post #1 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

Hi, I have a 04 pt cruiser with a warped head and my local wrecking yard printed off a interchange list for years and makes and it is only saying 04 and 05 cylinder heads does anybody know the differences on earlier or older gen pt cruisers or the 2.4 non turbo if they will work and if they need modifications? thanks
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

Here's a link with some good 2.4 info.

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https://www.enginebuildermag.com/200...chrysler-2-4l/
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

cool, good 2.4 info there.. Thanks Randy !

OP - yur head is warped *so bad* it can't be decked ?
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

Right on!!

That site has some good stuff.

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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

Thanks but that's about all I got out of the site was that 04-09 is interchangeable and the cams and bearing journals had pretty bad scoring and the head was warped in the center length wise in between the cylinders and at the worst point was about 3/32" gap and we are on a tight budget so just ended up getting a used head with cams already in it with a 30 day warranty
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

Hi Shelby91,

Are you sure the bottom end is decent enough to bolt a good head on it after that much heat? Sometimes it's better to swap the whole assembly.

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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

It had 2 scored cylinders so I honed them out and put in new rings and re-seated all the valves on the used cylinder head.
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

the car only has 127,000 miles or we would have just replaced the whole engine but this was more work lol but a lot cheaper
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

The basic difference is only if or if not you have EGR. Most non-federal/California cars do not have EGR, and the EGR port is blocked off. If your car does not have EGR, you just need to locate a non-EGR head. Sticking with the same year is of course a safety factor, but the heads are the same with very few exceptions.
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

Cool! A much better fix than just bolting a new head on it or swapping a used assembly.
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

Thanks I thought so too other than any bearing wear it's virtually a new engine
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Re: 04 PT cruiser cylinder head compatibility

And rod bearings are cheap!!
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