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Old 07-07-2002, 17:10   #1 (permalink)
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Question Things to check when going to the snow

Hi All,
As the title suggests, I am heading to the snow next week.. (Mt Hotham to be exact, and the car will be parked on the snow in below 0 deg for about a week)

Other than put in anti freeze, check all fluid levels.. What else should I be looking at before heading down??

What problems have you guy's had when in the snow with other EA's?

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Old 07-07-2002, 20:13   #2 (permalink)
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Always leave your windscreen wipers up so they don't freeze to the glass and break the rubber, and always leave your handbrake off as that can freeze up aswell. Your battery may lose a lot of power in the cold, so if you're having trouble starting it again, you can warm up the battery by taking it out, wrapping it in a towel or something similar, and pour hot water in the towel. It should revitalise enough to start your car. Hope this helps.

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make sure you use antifreeze if you are only using water atm coz the radiator can freeze and head damage isnt a good thing!
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DONT DONT DONT(just felt like puttin that in 2 other times that isn't really needed) but DONT ever put hot water on your windscrene, 'cos most likly it will crack it, so use cold or only warm water on it...
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DONT DONT DONT(just felt like puttin that in 2 other times that isn't really needed) but DONT ever put hot water on your windscrene, 'cos most likly it will crack it, so use cold or only warm water on it...
After spending 5 years in Canberra I never used water to clear my windscreen, start the car and while she's warming up - use the front and rear demisters. That way your screens warm up and your engine/transmission has less stress when you take off.

Agree with your comment about hot water I saw a windscreen shatter and blow out because someone boiled a kettle and poured it straight on to a cold screen, only thing that saved her eyes were her glasses.

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i'm to much of a tight arse to actually use fuel to warm up the car, specially atm, where it seems that the frost is like 1cm thick(its prob only about 2mm) but its a real pain in the arse..
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