major deep freeze (polar vortex) in n.e. midwest
moparsteve
Posted 2014-01-07 11:07 AM (#420793)
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use 100 percent antifreeze keep batteries charged use dry gas
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DIF-RNT
Posted 2014-01-07 11:57 AM (#420800 - in reply to #420793)
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& STAY WARM
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61ChryslerMan
Posted 2014-01-07 7:24 PM (#420890 - in reply to #420793)
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No dry gas!!!!!! It's basically alcohol and there is plenty of alcohol already in your gas!
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b5rt
Posted 2014-01-07 8:57 PM (#420904 - in reply to #420793)
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Not sure what "dry gas" is but if you want to remove water from gasoline use isopropyl alcohol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol


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Isopropyl alcohol is a major ingredient in "gas dryer" fuel additives. In significant quantities, water is a problem in fuel tanks, as it separates from the gasoline, and can freeze in the supply lines at cold temperatures. It does not remove water from gasoline; rather, the alcohol solubilizes water in gasoline. Once soluble, water does not pose the same risk as insoluble water as it will no longer accumulate in the supply lines and freeze. Isopropyl alcohol is often sold in aerosol cans as a windshield de-icer. Isopropyl alcohol is also used to remove brake fluid traces from hydraulic braking systems, so that the brake fluid (usually DOT 3, DOT 4 or mineral oil) does not contaminate the brake pads, which would result in poor braking


Years ago when I worked in a garage we'd that the cars inside, add isopropyl alcohol so whatever water was left wouldn't freeze and send them on their way.


Edited by b5rt 2014-01-07 9:02 PM
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2014-01-08 9:39 AM (#420948 - in reply to #420793)
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LOL! You guys are pansies down there!!!

Almost every winter day here is like that!!! The thermometer was reading -37c a couple days ago...which is almost the same in Fahrenheit!

I know, I know...when you aren't used to the temperature, it is a shock.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2014-01-08 11:08 AM (#420972 - in reply to #420948)
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Spot on, Brad.

Most Americans have convinced themselves that we live in Disneyland and "we have rights"
to comfort and convenience, b!tching up a storm about anything that disturbs our "day at the
park" vision of how life is "supposed" to be.

I fully expect to see some "I've got rights" individual try to sue "winter" for damages and
hardship some day.
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wbower3
Posted 2014-01-08 2:54 PM (#421020 - in reply to #420793)
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AWE, most of the whiners are nothing more than just that! A bunch of whiners! ! ! They would complain if you served them beautiful weather 365 days/ year.

They look for something to whine about. After all, they are "entitled" to whine. Obama said so. It's another one of his lies . . . . . . .
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VAN HELSING
Posted 2014-01-08 7:44 PM (#421101 - in reply to #420972)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2014-01-09 3:08 AM



I fully expect to see some "I've got rights" individual try to sue "winter" for damages and
hardship some day.








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Loved that line Doc !!!




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bbrasse1
Posted 2014-01-09 4:39 AM (#421147 - in reply to #420793)
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moparsteve - 2014-01-07 11:07 AM

use 100 percent antifreeze keep batteries charged use dry gas


Unless something has changed, I believe anitifreeze needs some water to make it work most effectively????
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Beltran
Posted 2014-01-09 5:31 PM (#421209 - in reply to #420793)
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"Most Americans have convinced themselves that we live in Disneyland and "we have rights"
to comfort and convenience, b!tching up a storm about anything that disturbs our "day at the
park" vision of how life is "supposed" to be. "

And what's your POINT??? This is America you know. A very cold America...

/grumbles about the frost bite he got on his fingers from grabbing the door handle and trying to wrestle the frozen door open. whine whine whine...
/grabs his glass and takes a sip... realizes suddenly that he needs cheese for his wine...
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58coupe
Posted 2014-01-09 10:10 PM (#421260 - in reply to #420793)
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Take it from someone who knows: DONOT use 100% antifreeze. A 50/50 mix glycol and water is good to about -35 F. and a 60/40 mix is good to about -55-60 F. 100% glycol will freeze above 0 F.
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2014-01-11 12:20 AM (#421481 - in reply to #421209)
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Beltran - 2014-01-09 3:31 PM

"Most Americans have convinced themselves that we live in Disneyland and "we have rights"
to comfort and convenience, b!tching up a storm about anything that disturbs our "day at the
park" vision of how life is "supposed" to be. "

And what's your POINT??? This is America you know. A very cold America...

/grumbles about the frost bite he got on his fingers from grabbing the door handle and trying to wrestle the frozen door open. whine whine whine...
/grabs his glass and takes a sip... realizes suddenly that he needs cheese for his wine...


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