Discussion in '1995-2017 FWD Sedans, Coupes' started by Bob Lincoln, Jan 3, 2019.
2.4 or 3.6? LX, Touring, Limited or "S"?
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.
Did you see that my problem was caused by terribly deteriorated spark plugs? Replacing them fixed it.
I didn't see that, but I think i will try that.
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.
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.
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.
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
My wife's 2012 was new. It has 76K miles on it. Plug change is about 2 years away for that one - platinum.
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.