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Re: [T3] how's the cars running in New England running/roof rack question?


On 15 Jan 2004 at 21:13, Keith Park wrote:

> Im in Albany NY, Ive driven Type3's down to -28F, they start to get really
> stiff that cold.  I dont let them near the salt anymore... there are so few
> left that we need to preserve them.

Like Keith, I no longer drive my type 3s in the winter here. The reasons are 
twofold: the salt and the cold. My heaters just leave too much to be desired. 
I've driven them as cold as -33F, but it's absolutely bonechilling. 

My -33F drive was instructive. I could tell that the shock oil was considerably 
stiffer and my FI '68 wasn't quite as quick to start, but I had recently 
switched to silicone brake fluid, and the brakes were totally unaffected by the 
cold. I was used to having the brake hydraulics stiffen up in the cold weather, 
too, but the silicone fixed that.  

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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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