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Old 10-21-2014, 05:34 PM   #41
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^ That'* Something I will do ASAP..good Idea Mike!
Now would be a good time to see if your coolant can truly handle zub zero & use an anti-freeze tester!

I installed a new Upper rad hose & used Prestone Long Life coolant.
Bought one jug of concentrate & two of pre mixed.
Using the tester recently I now know I'm good to -50C !
That is good cause I hope we got snow in the mountains in Dec & take the PA into -35!
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Not only is it a good idea to check your spare, but depending on how long its been for some cars(depending if you have the plastic cover spin nut) you want to unscrew that cover nut and put some anti-sieze on it. Mine was siezed up last winter. I ended up destroying the plastic screwy thingy.
Once I had a blow out on my old 85 crew cab, I had a spare with air in it but when I popped the hood to get the jack and breaker bar they were gone! Sucks when you have a spare and no way to change it in the middle of the night.
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I live in Georgia, cold is practically non-existent here
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I live in Georgia, cold is practically non-existent here
Didn't it snow there last year?

But either way, and because you said something about that, I'm going to send some Murphy'* Law your way
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Didn't it snow there last year?

But either way, and because you said something about that, I'm going to send some Murphy'* Law your way
It snowed in Atlanta. It sloshed in Middle Georgia. I went out and drove on it like it was just another day.

I'm from Ohio, Murphy'* Law in relation to winter is ineffective on me
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problem is in places like that are the other people arent scared enough of it and try to drive the same as always, jackrabbit starts, slamming on the brakes at the last minute, then they wreck you and wonder why. none of then know anything about getting decent tires either, its always whatever is on sale or whatever came on the car how many years ago and they are like slicks.
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Anyone thinking of investing in winter windshield blades?

I have been doing some initial checking, one thing is that they typically only last through the winter, one will need to put standard blades back in place in the spring.
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I agree. The thin rubber cover doesn't last long. If you buy them late fall, they should last you into spring. Hence why they say wipers last only 6 months. I once made a good name brand set last almost 2 years.
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Have you ever found that the heavier winter blades may cause the ice & snow to stick more to the blade & produce more streaking?
I am running Bosh Icons that are thin and seem to work well overall.
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