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Old 12-06-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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What are you doing to prep your car for winter?

What is everyone doing to prep their car for winter? We don't typically have TOO harsh of winters here, but I am still doing some maintenance. I just replaced the tires with a nice set of Fuzion VRi which are a HPAS tire. I have a bit of "sludge" leaking from where the valve cover meets the engine, so next oil change (which is due around now) I will be replacing the valve cover gasket and changing the oil. I always use a synthetic. Any thing else you guys thing I should do/inspect? And what has everyone done or plan to do?


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I need to air up my tires again. I think I've also got a small oil leak from the driver's side of the engine that I didn't have a month or so ago (before it got cold).

Also, even though it doesn't get terribly cold here in texas, it's still colder than i'd like it to be in the mornings and my car takes forever to warm up especially once I start driving so I might get a small piece of cardboard to put infront of the radiator to keep the cold air from keeping the engine from warming up.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:01 AM   #3
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Swapped wheels, changed to 5w-20, added de-icer washer fluid. Oh and I made sure my scraper/brush was in the car.
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yeah stock wheels, scraper in car, put the rubber floor mats back in, need to swap out the wimdshield wipers, and that;s about all I can think of.
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Ah yes, im gonna buy some Bosch Icons too. Just need to muster up 40 friken dollars for windshield wipers
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Swap on my snows for my trip up north. That's about it.
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^^ Me too, put the stock 16's with the snow tires on, checked the window washer bottle... Gotta go put the brush in the car ( thanks for reminding me illinipo )
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Im changing my oil this week and checking my tire pressure.

florida doesnt get COLD winters
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I didnt do anything, just drive it.
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I gave it it's winter wax a couple weeks ago, put new snow tires on the OEM wheels and finally bought a brush/scraper and put inside of it. That's about it.
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