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Old 12-22-2008, 09:41 PM   #71
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hehe no it doesnt have any i was talkin about my 95 s-10 up there.

chevette it starts but like snax, let out clutch in neutral bogs it down. sometimes if its really cold it will get stuck in 1st...
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #72
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That reminds me, I think I need to change to a different weight of oil in the transmission of the Tercel. As soon as I let the clutch out from a 1500 rpm idle in neutral, it bogs and dies from all the drag. Clearly, it is not synthetic. :P
Woa, it kills the motor? Must be like peanut butter, only thicker!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:23 PM   #73
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That reminds me, I think I need to change to a different weight of oil in the transmission of the Tercel. As soon as I let the clutch out from a 1500 rpm idle in neutral, it bogs and dies from all the drag. Clearly, it is not synthetic. :P
try easing into it as if you were taking off from a dead stop
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:06 AM   #74
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I am clearly spoiled after driving Subarus for a few years. I managed to get my xB quite stuck *twice* this weekend, once on the unplowed road near my g/f's house, and again in the apron of her driveway (misjudged the snowbank and high-centered myself on it).

On the flipside I was able to plow through a 2' high snowbank with it and keep going. And I was having, possibly a bit too much, fun using the handbrake to help me take corners on snow-covered streets.

All that means this tank is going to be hopeless though, I'm on track to get under 30mpg from it.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:45 AM   #75
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On the flipside I was able to plow through a 2' high snowbank with it and keep going
Careful with that, many cars (don't know about yours) have pretty flimsy air dams hanging down, it would be a shame to break one.

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I filled a couple dozen 1 gallon containers with water and put them in the rear of my truck bed along with a couple large car batteries, and then shoveled all my snow into it. I'm getting great traction in 2wd and have a hard time getting sideways as much as I want to.
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Careful with that, many cars (don't know about yours) have pretty flimsy air dams hanging down, it would be a shame to break one.
Yarrr, I don't need an airdam so much as a plow blade at the moment.

Got an old bed rail somewhere (Just light L shaped angle iron type stuff), might vee notch the middle of that and bend it into a deflector, stop my covers getting ripped off.
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I love winter, but I don't think parking lot donuts are going to help my mileage.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:39 AM   #79
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I love winter, but I don't think parking lot donuts are going to help my mileage.
RWD can be fun in the snow!
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I used to always shovel my snow into the back of the truck when I had 2wd trucks. Usually that was pleanty. When the snow got to about 5 inches I'd throw chains on the rear wheels. With a weighted rear and chains I could go through snow up to about 15" The best part about using snow as ballast is that it melts when its no longer needed. No need to unload the truck. worse case scenerio is that you drop the tailgate, floor it in reverse, then slam the brakes and it slides right out.

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