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Two nuisances in 2011 Chrysler 200

Discussion in '1995-2017 FWD Sedans, Coupes' started by Bob Lincoln, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. andybuzz2u

    andybuzz2u Active Member

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    2.4 or 3.6? LX, Touring, Limited or "S"?
     
  2. Stein-117

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    1) The 1996 Chrysler Intrepid I used to drive did the same thing. Also happens in my 200, but mine's a v6 so its not as severe.

    2) Mine's generally only off ~0.25 L/100Km - not sure what that is in mpg. But I find if i reset it after fill-up the next tank is off by ~1.5 L/100km. Not sure why though.
     
  3. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    Did you see that my problem was caused by terribly deteriorated spark plugs? Replacing them fixed it.
     
  4. Stein-117

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    I didn't see that, but I think i will try that.
     
  5. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    The PZEV 2.4 engine takes 100K mile, platinum plugs.
    The non-PZEV 2.4 engine takes 32K mile, copper plugs.
    My car had the original copper plugs at 96K miles, they were burned back to at least .075 inch gap.
     
  6. chuzz

    chuzz Well-Known Member

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    Geez, Bob. I know you're a stickler for routine maintenance. What the heck happened that you over looked the plug change interval on the 200? I used to change mine every 30,000 miles and they always looked good. I probably could have just cleaned and regapped them, but as cheap as the plugs are, I didn't see the need.
     
  7. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    I didn't overlook it. I bought it at 95,600 miles, and replaced the plugs a couple of months later, when I discovered this.
    My wife has the PZEV engine, and I checked the platinum plugs at 34K miles; they were pristine.
     
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    chuzz Well-Known Member

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    Man, for some reason I thought you'd gotten it new and it had the standard 2.4 like mine. My bad. I SHOULD have known you wouldn't have missed something like that! LOL
     
  9. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    My wife's 2012 was new. It has 76K miles on it. Plug change is about 2 years away for that one - platinum.
     
  10. chuzz

    chuzz Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhhh, I somehow missed the fact that you got the 2011. I was probably out to lunch if you posted about making that purchase. LOL Anyway, I do miss my 2013. It had just a scooch more rear seat room than my Forte, but the wife kept hammering me for a new car and I didn't have a backup so I could search for the coolant loss issue with the 200. It had over 150,000 miles on it, but was still in excellent condition.
     

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