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Old 01-25-2003, 12:03 AM
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Cold weather tricks in Michigan:

1. Let the glo plugs continue after the light goes off (like Kerry said). If you listen carefully, you'll know when they click off.

2. Synthetic oil. Its buying me at least 10 to 15 degree colder starts

3. Park with your butt to the wind

4. Slightly depress the pedal upon cranking

5. There is no substitute for a block heater

6. Amoco premier diesel if you have money to burn

'84 300DT 298k (Aubrey's)
'99.5 Jetta TDI IV 251k (Julie's)
'97 Jetta TDI 127k (Amber's)
'97 Jetta TDI 186k (Matt's)
'96 Passat TDI 237k (Don's
'84 300D 211k Mint (Arne- Undergoing Greasecar Conversion)

'82 240D 229k (Matt's - Converted-300DT w/ 4 speed
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Old 01-25-2003, 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by Peyton300TD
scott98 - hahahha! that's awesome! yea he almost T-boned me on 14th and Main, actually in the alley. i laughed because he looked at my german plate and looked confused. ive looked his BMW over, it seems american spec because there is only room for a small plate on the rear, but that is more common in europe now anyhow, so who knows. if i ever see him walking to his car ill ask.

JimB+, i thought you had a 300CD? did you just get a 240D? or do you have both?

there was a great commercial for VW Bugs in the 60's said something like "Did you ever wonder how the snow plow driver gets to the snow plow?" and it showed him driving a bug.
Do you go to VCU?
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1999.5 Jetta TDI 287,000MI
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2008 Yamaha Vino 125 11,000MI
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Old 01-25-2003, 09:37 AM
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Scott 98 - is there anywhere around town to get diesel purge?
'85 380SE (238,300) my "new" old car!
'84 300D (303,000+)
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Old 01-25-2003, 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by car54
Do you go to VCU?
Matt, yea i do go to VCU. Do you?

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