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Old 12-03-2001, 12:28   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Winterizing the Probe!

This thread is for all you northern Probers. I just wanted to say that a battery blanket+block heater REALLY REALLY REALLY helps my car start better in the dead of cold winter. It's 0 degrees out right now, and I started up the car to warm her up and thaw her out. I have had her plugged in all night long, and she started right up, first turnover! Also, once the car started the engine was quiet like it had been running already for about 10 minutes. Normally, if it's not plugged in, with weather this cold it would take a few slooow turnovers (cold battery), then it would start up with really high RPMS, also it would make sqeaking sounds and I could smell metal like it was grinding engine parts, starving for oil.

So for those of you in the northern states I would HIGHLY recommend these mods! Also, studded tires work wonders, I don't know if they are legal in your state, but they ROCK.

Just thought that I would let you know, I was kind of excited when it started so nicely in 0 degree weather!
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Well, it gets pretty cold in NW Ohio, but not cold enought to warrent a battery blanket and block heater.

However, if they could make something to keep all that damn road salt from eating through my car I would jump all over it!:s6:
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Old 12-03-2001, 12:43   #3 (permalink)
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However, if they could make something to keep all that damn road salt from eating through my car I would jump all over it!:s6:
Make that 2 orders of salt protection...

Oh wait, I have a company vehicle... maybe I should just garage the PGT.....


Naw... it's too fun to drive
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There are other ways that people can keep the snow off the road, other than using salt. I have NO idea why states do this. Alaska is pretty smart in that they DO NOT salt the roads! They use fine gravel, and also I have heard they use de-icing fluid similar to what they use on the airplane wings...

And BOY am I glad! The undercarriage of my car looks GREAT. No rust or anything....... INCLUDING MY RUST PRONE PACESETTER EXHAUST!

The best thing that I can think of to protect your undercarriage in states that use salt would be to spray some of that undercoating protection stuff on.

Salt, what the hell are these people thinking using that stuff!?
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Just finished winterizing mine...wait, I didn't do anything...oh, that's right, I live in Arizona...gotta love the desert...
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im sure the new owner of my PGT winterized the PGT

heres a pic in rememberance of my PGT...


a moment of silance......
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Alas... may the stickered one be better off...

It was nice looking.

BTW, couldn't you just lube the undercarriage with a spray or something? You know, 'lube your probe'...
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That was a nice PGT Merlin, why did you get rid of it, and what are you driving now?
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Make that 2 orders of salt protection...

Oh wait, I have a company vehicle... maybe I should just garage the PGT.....


Naw... it's too fun to drive
Put me in for 3!
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That was a nice PGT Merlin, why did you get rid of it, and what are you driving now?

Its a long,yet sour story of an ex who hated Probes,,,,,,

She wont be bothering me now,,what with that trip we made to the desert with a shovel:oo1:

I sold it,paid it off,and am now looking for another.I dont drive.At this time i have no need for a car,i spend all my money on internet porn web sites and cheap take out.


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