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2021-11-05 9:16:52 PM  
so it was found in a pacifica rea of the plant.
 
2021-11-05 9:51:35 PM  
I'm still waiting for a public apology for the YJ
 
2021-11-05 10:01:33 PM  
Tough contract negotiations.
 
2021-11-05 10:04:45 PM  
I guess they're still having problems with the turbo encabulator. FFS they've been trying to get this to work since the seventies.
"Turbo Encabulator" the Original
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2021-11-05 10:08:29 PM  
Your first problem was buying a Pacifica.
 
2021-11-05 10:12:43 PM  
I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.
 
2021-11-05 10:28:02 PM  

Iamos: I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.


Is that engine the same from the late 80s Le Baron Turbos?  I had a convertible that exploded at around 85k miles.  The engine was rebuilt and then the transmission started slipping.  The air conditioning went out after that.  Let a dealer have it for free as a trade in for my next non Chrysler car.

//I was no where near this plant.
 
hej
2021-11-05 10:29:27 PM  
What an intentional explosion may look like.
Man arrested after setting off fireworks in store
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2021-11-05 10:36:16 PM  

eikni: Iamos: I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.

Is that engine the same from the late 80s Le Baron Turbos?  I had a convertible that exploded at around 85k miles.  The engine was rebuilt and then the transmission started slipping.  The air conditioning went out after that.  Let a dealer have it for free as a trade in for my next non Chrysler car.

//I was no where near this plant.


I had the non-turbo, pretty sure it was lifted from the Neon. My family had an '85 Lebaron turbo (not the convertible, sadly). I learned to drive on it, stiffest clutch in the world and smallest friction zone. On the plus side, after learning on that I could drive anything.
 
2021-11-05 10:38:48 PM  
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Explosive device found
 
2021-11-05 11:09:07 PM  

Iamos: I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.


I had the GT with the upgraded turbo and sport suspension. It was very fast and under steered like crazy but I had to replace the turbo 3 times and the engine once. Lot of fun to drive but not very reliable (or comfortable).
 
2021-11-05 11:25:45 PM  
Let's wait and see if all this is the best that the American Taliban has to offer.
 
2021-11-06 1:42:50 AM  
Only engine I've ever had that actually exploded was my Porsche 944 (threw a rod that left through the oil pan and took friends on the way). Chryslers are more about dripping oil, whining pathetically, or just flat out going inert (I have a Pacifica hybrid minivan now that is notorious for basically blue screening the electronics so bad you have to lemon law it). Even my Spitfire is more exciting - I've at least had an exciting fire in that little monster. Which was actually quite helpful in diagnosing an ongoing electrical problem I had been having.
 
2021-11-06 4:37:33 AM  

eikni: Iamos: I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.

Is that engine the same from the late 80s Le Baron Turbos?  I had a convertible that exploded at around 85k miles.  The engine was rebuilt and then the transmission started slipping.  The air conditioning went out after that.  Let a dealer have it for free as a trade in for my next non Chrysler car.

//I was no where near this plant.


Late 80 lebaron and Daytona. The turbo was the only fun part of those cars.
 
2021-11-06 4:48:50 AM  

woodjf: eikni: Iamos: I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.

Is that engine the same from the late 80s Le Baron Turbos?  I had a convertible that exploded at around 85k miles.  The engine was rebuilt and then the transmission started slipping.  The air conditioning went out after that.  Let a dealer have it for free as a trade in for my next non Chrysler car.

//I was no where near this plant.

Late 80 lebaron and Daytona. The turbo was the only fun part of those cars.


Had the '88 Sundance turbo for a little bit back in the '90s. It wasn't all that bad but had loads of turbo lag. Eventually threw a rod bearing and just rattled away but still drove fine. Eventually donated to the fire dept to use for practice. They drove it through a wall of a building that was being torn down. Was a fitting end to that little buggy...
 
2021-11-06 6:38:12 AM  
They still make Pacificas? Yikes
 
2021-11-06 9:44:38 AM  

Surpheon: Only engine I've ever had that actually exploded was my Porsche 944 (threw a rod that left through the oil pan and took friends on the way). Chryslers are more about dripping oil, whining pathetically, or just flat out going inert (I have a Pacifica hybrid minivan now that is notorious for basically blue screening the electronics so bad you have to lemon law it). Even my Spitfire is more exciting - I've at least had an exciting fire in that little monster. Which was actually quite helpful in diagnosing an ongoing electrical problem I had been having.


"God invented the light, Lucas invented the dark."
I used to own an MGB, and every inch of wiring on the thing went up one day.
Best we can figure it started as a short in the ignition switch that spread around after I was trying to start it and then walked away.
I should have known better, my folks owned one when I was young.
I often wondered why a rainy island nation made so many convertibles, now I know it's because they hardly ever work.
CSB/off
 
2021-11-06 10:28:10 AM  

TXLanding: I used to own an MGB, and every inch of wiring on the thing went up one day.
Best we can figure it started as a short in the ignition switch that spread around after I was trying to start it and then walked away.
I should have known better, my folks owned one when I was young.
I often wondered why a rainy island nation made so many convertibles, now I know it's because they hardly ever work.
CSB/off


My parents had a MGB, an early wire wheels one that came with a big hammer to undo the single wheel nut on each wheel. It was 12v, but had two six volt batteries behind the seats. And for some reason I remember it had a button on the floor that could operate either the horn or flash the lights, you had a switch on the dash that selected it.

Can't remember any electrical issues, and my parents used to drive it to Switzerland and back regularly, so it must have been reasonably reliable.

Decades later I bought a brand new MGF. Fantastic car. Utterly reliable, great handling, a roof that actually kept water out and heat in....
 
2021-11-07 12:14:19 AM  

woodjf: eikni: Iamos: I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.

Is that engine the same from the late 80s Le Baron Turbos?  I had a convertible that exploded at around 85k miles.  The engine was rebuilt and then the transmission started slipping.  The air conditioning went out after that.  Let a dealer have it for free as a trade in for my next non Chrysler car.

//I was no where near this plant.

Late 80 lebaron and Daytona. The turbo was the only fun part of those cars.


You should have gotten the previous version of the Lebaron. It's the grooviest vinyl-roofed, bench-front-seated masterpiece on four wheels. Here seen in its default state, with the hood popped.
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2021-11-07 5:07:18 AM  

psychosis_inducing: woodjf: eikni: Iamos: I'll admit it, I loved my PT Cruiser until it spontaneously died at only 77k miles.

Is that engine the same from the late 80s Le Baron Turbos?  I had a convertible that exploded at around 85k miles.  The engine was rebuilt and then the transmission started slipping.  The air conditioning went out after that.  Let a dealer have it for free as a trade in for my next non Chrysler car.

//I was no where near this plant.

Late 80 lebaron and Daytona. The turbo was the only fun part of those cars.

You should have gotten the previous version of the Lebaron. It's the grooviest vinyl-roofed, bench-front-seated masterpiece on four wheels. Here seen in its default state, with the hood popped.
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Didn't that used to belong to John Voight?
 
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