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Old 12-17-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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What are some winter updates/upgrades/modifications you have done to your MK2?

Name some of the upgrades, updates, or modifications to your MK2 you performed this winter.

It can be anything.

Last week I got a new battery. I know not interesting, but still.

AutoCraft Gold Battery from Advance Auto.

If I were to upgrade spark plugs, what are my options?


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Old 12-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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You don't need 'upgrades'...just make sure all maintenance is up to date. It's sometimes worth having synthetic engine and tranny oil (if manual transmission). I can feel the tranny shifter move a bit with more resistance when really cold outside.

Make sure you have a winter kit in the trunk (candles, jumper cables, blanket, etc.) and a spare bottle of w/w fluid.

Other than that, the best is to have four winter tires on steel wheels.
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Snow tires and Mobil1 0w-20 (Meets Ford's spec).

Most important being snow tires.
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flipped the tires on my wheels.
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You don't need 'upgrades'...just make sure all maintenance is up to date. It's sometimes worth having synthetic engine and tranny oil (if manual transmission). I can feel the tranny shifter move a bit with more resistance when really cold outside.

Make sure you have a winter kit in the trunk (candles, jumper cables, blanket, etc.) and a spare bottle of w/w fluid.

Other than that, the best is to have four winter tires on steel wheels.
I agree. Especially check the strength (freezing point) of your coolant, and always keep at least a quarter tank of gas in the car so that the lines don't freeze.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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I live in Florida so it doesn't get that cold but damn I need to put some synthetic gear lube for my manual trans.. Its a PITA to shift when cold.

Im at 80k miles so I guess its time anyways...
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #7
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Installed a remote starter, definitely comes in handy up in mn. Although it is a bit picky, being that my car is a manual trans, the arming process is a tad confusing to get used to.
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^ maybe not urs but some remote starters tie into the neutral switch so they only start in neutral on man. tranny cars.

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Set of mud flaps are on the way and then some general maintenance stuff. 45k service is due.
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Steel wheels, winter tires and full synthetic motor oil.
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