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Old 11-15-2006, 12:08 PM   #11
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No problems here...Florida... :P
Well I meant in the northern states!
Wj.... A couple of years ago I left work very very late..... I went to the car and it was covered with ice( not supposed to happen here in FL )... Had to whip out the discover Card and discover how good it worked for a scraper( we don't know what Ice scrapers are here ) And scraped the windshield... I had already started the car... all I had to do was touch the key and she fired right up.... Firt time I ever saw ice on the car

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mine always started a little sluggishly and then set itself at a high idle to warm up
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Yeah it does
Sure do love Minnesota winter!
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What do you guys do about the salt on the roads back there? I'd be wanting to rinse the underneath everyday with a garden hose when I got home.
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What do you guys do about the salt on the roads back there? I'd be wanting to rinse the underneath everyday with a garden hose when I got home.
let it rust.. cuz theres nothing you can do about it int he Salt states.

in Up st NY, the roads turn White/light Grey in the winter.
I try to rinse off my car once a week in the winter, but its hard to do when it 10*F out and the water freezes and you cant get back in the car..
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Coldest my car seen was -35 in Fort Drum. Almost didn't want to start that morning, but with some TLC, it finally cranked over.
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On my '89, before the delco swap, nope. After, she started up after sitting in -35C all night. It would take a few cranks, but she made it none the less...

We had a really mild winter last winter so my '96 hasn't seen -35 yet. We shall soon find out.
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-20?!?! Anything under 10* is unheard of here. But my uncles bonne always fired up every morning, even on 12* mornings.
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One night last winter it got down to about -20 and it took longer to crank, but still turned over ok. My tranny was so cold that it was harder to shift into gear if I remember (maybe it was the linkage and not the actual fluid - not sure). The steering was really stiff at first too.
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What do you guys do about the salt on the roads back there? I'd be wanting to rinse the underneath everyday with a garden hose when I got home.
let it rust.. cuz theres nothing you can do about it int he Salt states.

in Up st NY, the roads turn White/light Grey in the winter.
I try to rinse off my car once a week in the winter, but its hard to do when it 10*F out and the water freezes and you cant get back in the car..
Same here in Indiana. The roads are a constant white/grey color in the winter. There'* not much you can do about the salt when it'* under 35 degrees outside. I guess I'll find out this winter how my Bonnie starts up.
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