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"Any suggestions for cars that are driven through the winter?'

Wayne - I'd say to start a new thread on this....

A couple of common errors are to think that the car has to get to over 100 oC (212 oF) to boil off water in the oil. Untrue as water will volatilize at any temperature - it just affects how long it takes.

A good rule is to drive the car until it is warm, then drive it another 20 to 30 minutes. In other words, short trips are bad bad bad. (They also generate the most pollution.) So save the env. and have some fun. It doesn't mean you can't stop[ the car briefly while shopping or running errands, but don't just drive 5 minutes to work and let it sit all day.

Also, don't let the car sit to warm up.
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:34 AM
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