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Old 11-08-2005, 03:40 AM   #1
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Getting ready for the winter in my 95SE non SC.
Oil change
Coolant drain/refill(peak 50-50 premix) w/water pump lube
Rotate tires
New wiper blades

Did fuel pump/filter, serpentine belt, tune-up in Summer 2005
This will be my 2nd winter on the battery.

Anything else to get while weather is still bearable???
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Greese the front and rear fittings.
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Only things left is a good wash and wax, then a vacuum and general cleaning of interior.
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Coolant drain/refill(peak 50-50 premix) w/water pump lube
Rotate tires
Just what the @#$% does Water Pump Lube do? I'm sure that stuff doesn't hurt anything but is it really going to lubricate the Water Pump???

Other than that, I would check the tire pressure (between 30 & 32 psi) and make sure the compact spare has 60 psi in it.

And if you're really serious about winter driving, I personally would drive with Snow Tires on all for corners
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I would grease or lube your door hinges to. My 98 and my 95 get really stiff if I don't do this before winter.-Toddster
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Here are the steps
1) Oil change
2) park in garage
3) drive beater all winter
4) remove from garage when weather warms up.


That is my plan. Basically because I have a leaky car and access to both things above. For the winter I would say make sure your tires are good. I had a regal I swear had 4WD because the tires handled so well in the snow.
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Waterpump lube is added to the coolant and is sometimes considered a cooling system lubricant/conditioner.
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