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Ain’t no cure for the winter time 2002 blues...

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Hey FAQ tribe,

 

just popping in after recent snow and temps in the teens and low 20’s

here in the Delaware Valley. it’ll be a few months before car I get back on the road.

No salty road exposure now they  started treating the roads for winter driving.

 

i will have to survive on the occasional star upwarm up session s to get me through.

i wish you all well.

 

Jun 

 

Nut Dragger 

 

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Looking good out in the cold. We had a break from some wet weather this weekend up in Northern CA. Thus, a few of us decided to take a drive and enjoy the sunny weekend while it last. More wet weather coming through. 022d2e2444be8c60501fd85caa67f29c.jpge61e3b70e0503a83e3ab7d16f59311c3.jpg61c3f3f8d8805553fd85315016e2f242.jpg

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Ludwig went into hibernation on the 8th; Wolfgang's been snoozing since late November.  Last weekend we had 9+" of snow (measured on the stone wall in my back yard) with the complementary 9" of road salt.  That's way more than we usually get in Dayton at one time--it's more like 2-4". 

 

So...no 02ing here for awhile--like April!  Even too much salt for my E30, so it's 4 wheelin' time.

 

mike

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2 hours ago, 2002cool2 said:

Looking good out in the cold. We had a break from some wet weather this weekend up in Northern CA. Thus, a few of us decided to take a drive and enjoy the sunny weekend while it last. More wet weather coming through. 022d2e2444be8c60501fd85caa67f29c.jpge61e3b70e0503a83e3ab7d16f59311c3.jpg61c3f3f8d8805553fd85315016e2f242.jpg

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Lovin the roof racks...

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3 hours ago, mike said:

Ludwig went into hibernation on the 8th; Wolfgang's been snoozing since late November.  Last weekend we had 9+" of snow (measured on the stone wall in my back yard) with the complementary 9" of road salt.  That's way more than we usually get in Dayton at one time--it's more like 2-4". 

 

So...no 02ing here for awhile--like April!  Even too much salt for my E30, so it's 4 wheelin' time.

 

mike

We just received 9-10" of snow here as well.

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7 minutes ago, SydneyTii said:

We could do with some cold here!!!!

 

I was going to say, I thought it was a little cooler of late.  

 

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With temps here in NY in the 20s and no salt on the roads this past Sunday, I took Schatzi out for a spirited drive. First time since mid-October. Lotsa fun! But a loose fuel line to my fuel pump had me smelling gas... Pulled over, tightened up the clamp, and I was on my way. Disaster averted. I broke the cardinal rule: check things out BEFORE going for that drive!! 

 

Tons of snow, ice, rain and abnormally cold weather are predicted for the coming month, so that's it for any driving till Spring.

You guys in the warmer climates have no idea how lucky you are!

-Bob

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6 hours ago, Nut Dragger said:

Lovin the roof racks...

 

You and me both.  Told my wife I was going to put a rack on the new '02; the look of absolute confusion remained on her face for at least 5 seconds.  But sometimes I want to take the bike and the dog and don't want to drive the truck- and I grew up in the '80s riding a bike in upstate California- I want a rack.  ;)

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3 minutes ago, irdave said:

I want a rack.

 

I'd suggest a Thule rack. 

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Mine rides in the trunk and comes out as needed.

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( can't have too many poly tarp carports )

 

Around here, they stripe the roads with a salt solution whenever temps drop near freezing.  No precipitation needed.  Sore topic.  My car will come out again, once we get another inch or so of rain to wash it off.

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Nothing better than a good beater truck.  Good for hauling anything.  Keep the '02 shiny and clean and out of harm's way in the rain, slop or salty snow.  . 

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Mine's been safely tucked in the garage since the beginning of December. Winter is time to work on the car, unheated garage and ~20F temps be damned. Just finished some maintenance, reworking some wiring, throwing in a new starter, rebuilding the carbs, and port-matching the intake. Probably rip the interior out next to clean up a few things, then once it starts to warm up a little go over the suspension - it's been in there for 20+ years, so it's probably due for some work. Hopefully it's ready to go when the roads clear in the spring.

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Man... It's got me way down. Not gunna lie. 

 

It sucks even more that I had to move recently and get a new apartment, and the best option living wise, unfortunately wasn't the best option car-wise. So now Brunhilde lives in an underground carpark a few blocks away that I rent separately. 


I go visit her on occasion, bringing her small luxuries to help both of us through the winter. Things like water-free car-wash treatments, i went and vacuumed her carpets for her the other week....and brought her an incontinence tray to go under the rear diff/transmission drain plugs to save her some dignity of staining the concrete of her temporary home till I can find her a more suitable workshop in the spring.

 

I won't even think about that winter is prime-time for wrenching... and I'm not allowed to do that in this space. I'd love to be pulling the rear subframe off and sending it for stripping and epoxy paint to match the front end, and get those stiff poly-mounts in there that I've been waiting to install. Would also give me a great excuse to spend money I don't have on an LSD... so maybe it's all for the better?

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