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Cool Summer Car

Ahh... things are warming up and guess what? My car loves it. With every day it seems to respond better, start better and generally run better... this was my first (and hopefully last) winter that I ran the car.

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Oh, and speaking of summer... anyone have any tips or do's and don'ts for cleaning the Engine compartment?
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Weird, mine runs better below freezing.
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Mine too.
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mine runs better, but it sure as hell doesnt handle better on snow, lol. It whips 180 on snow real nice and smooth like. (not beating on it)
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Clean the engine compartment with laquer thinner and degreaser. Wipe it off with a rag. Some people will tell you that they use a hose or a pressure washer to clean the engine compartment. I just think it is a bad idea to spray water around the engine compartment. Even if you have a problem it will probably dry out eventually, but didnt they put a hood on to keep the water out?

I have thought about getting one of those little household steam machines. They are about $100 but I think they might do a good job. I have not seriously looked into it though.
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924S-fast, how do you know if your car runs better in the cold or not, you've had it for a week.
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I've heard that simple green & water will do a nice job...note the "heard", have yet to explore this on my own...waiting for the warm weather to get here
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I use the simple green and water method for competition, it works great and is not damaging to the paint.
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i think the 944 engine definitely runs better in the cold weather... driving at night in the summer in the 944 is definitely more fun than during the day... that huge sunroof open, crickets chirping in the fields as I go by, a sea of stars stretching out forever over my head... *sigh* the next couple months are going to seem like an eternity
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that huge sunroof open, crickets chirping in the fields as I go by, a sea of stars st

sniffle, sniffle....that's beautiful man...sniffle.
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Even better with a beautiful girl at your side, and if she isn't talking you can imagine that the akwardness is just her loving the sound of the 2.5l 4cyl German perfection.
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Difference is... when I say it's cold - It is cold here... i'm talking -20 or -30 below 0. My engine runs rough until warmed up, I chipped the paint while scraping off the car, my doors freeze open or shut... I need to head south a bit... somewhere where the winters are not so severe.
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Hey Trevor, I know this because It is starting to warm up here. SECONDLY, although you may not know **** about Iowa weather, you do know for a fact that the car handles better on cement then on snow. I would think that any neanderthal would be able to understand that. I guess not!
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Sorry man, was in a crappy mood when I wrote that.
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hey, sorry for calling you a neanderthal, seriously, I feel like an *******, it's all good. yah, I havent had my car THAT long, but I can know a litte bit of a differance now that it is warmer. Hope you arent pissed off at me for calling you a neanderthal
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mine runs better, but it sure as hell doesnt handle better on snow, lol. It whips 180 on snow real nice and smooth like. (not beating on it)
Oh I don't know mate, I'd venture to say it handles better
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lol, yah but it is a real ***** to even get going!, I let off the clutch lightly in first and I immediately start spinning all OVER!, lol, it's really fun but not in a blizzard. in blizzards the BMW comes out with it's chains!
that little bimmer eats the roads UP!
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Mine definitely doesn't like really cold weather. If it's less than about 25 Fahrenheit the the car does not want to run. Needs a lot of time to heat up. Seems to really like 40 degree weather though.

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Oh man... the last couple days have been HEAVEN for my car. The engine feels nice and torquey and the CVs aren't even making any noise. The past couple days are all the reminder I need about why I put up with what I put up with in getting my car back onto the road.

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