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View Poll Results: Does it start?
Yes 27 96.43%
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With a Jump 0 0%
FAGGETABOUTIT! 1 3.57%
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:19 PM   #21
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sooo what was the purpose of the poll

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Apparently everyone takes care of their cars
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #23
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i've started my olds 98 (1987) at 35 below.
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mine always start in the winter, takes a second or two more but she fires right up. im worried that my battery is goin out so ill guess ill find out.

the stupid city salted the roads on monday, i was so mad, im 99.9% sure there wasnt even any ice. i think they must have a contract with car companies to rust cars as fast as they can so people will buy new cars.. bastards!
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:39 AM   #25
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Lake effect snow, salt is horrible. I have found that garaged cars tend to rust more, as crazy as that sounds. No matter what one does, car gets covered in salt and snow and snot, sits all night in a garage, stays damp. No matter how much work you put into wahsing the undercarriage. Keep it outside, it sits the night in 20 degrees (or usually much less) instead of 40 degrees, snot stays frozen or dry, car lasts longer. Of course, the top sections take more of a beating, and is an ice block in the morning. By the way, in 20 years of this area, and all of my 30 years of driving, never had a car not start, even in the harshest of winters. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance...
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Interesting point! Can salt still be corrosive even when everything else is frozen around it though?
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Obviously no salt is better than dry salt, but the worst is when it is soaking wet, dripping all night long. I've seen it proven out time after time. And where I live, in the heart of winter, it seems nearly every day it snows some, so the car comes home through snot, snow on the car, sits in the just above freezing attached garage, the snow melts off, and all that salt is just sitting there, dripping wet, in an extremely damp garage, because both cars have come home that way. But again, all things considered, I don't want to scrape my windshield every morning and then crawl into a car that is at 10 degrees. And one good wind storm with that snow overnight can do some damage with sticks and whatnot. No way to win.
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the coldest it got last winter with the bonne was about -30c. it started ok but as someone else mentioned the steering was stiff until i went a few blocks.

as far as salt goes, those of you down south...feel blessed! all you can do here is try and put a good oil undercoat and wash it anyday its above freezing and hope you don't get locked out till april!
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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..
You can see your roads in the winter? Consider yourself lucky, the only reason that I know the roads still exist is because I have the mental capacity greater than a 1.5 year old and I know of object permanence
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Every damn time...





Unless it'* operator error.. (red interior lights are hard to see left on at night)
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