2003-2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2003-2009 Dodge Neon
Turbochargers on 2003-’09 Chrysler PT Cruiser and 2003-’09 Dodge Neon vehicles have a high failure rate due in part to the routing of the oil feed line. Extreme operating temperatures cause the oil to burn and build up inside the line, resulting in restrictions that effectively starve the turbo for oil. The buildup, or “coking,” of the burnt oil happens in the middle of the lines so it can’t always be seen from either end. (See photo). Eventually, the turbo will fail, causing thousands of dollars of damage to the vehicle. Replace the turbocharger oil feed line with one that has a heat shield that prevents the oil from burning and ensures the replacement turbocharger receives the critical lubrication needed to run effectively.
Courtesy of Cardone Solutions From The Bench