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#442071 - 8th Nov 2010 8:10pm Winter Warning!
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Hi all!

with this winter coming about, now it the time to make sure your cars have sufficent antifreeze, not just water as water freezes, if it does its prob likel you wont know and you'll come to start your car and it'll cost you! water pumps are usually cam belt driven, if yours if the waterpump will be held solid so cam belts can snap, or break waterpumps.

worth looking now,

Also its good idea to get cars serviced before winter, as the check overs carried out in a service, can spot items with wear or broken items, before the winter salt sets in. smile

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#442091 - 8th Nov 2010 9:26pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: chris_gilly]
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I had a leaking pipe. Missus kept topping up water, eventually diluting the antifreeze. Winter came and cracked the engine!
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#442096 - 8th Nov 2010 9:53pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: DavidB]
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the amount of frozen engines/ water pumps i did at the start of this year was a decent amount frown for the cost of topping up with coolant & stopping leaks is alot less than a new engine!

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#442157 - 9th Nov 2010 8:19am Re: Winter Warning! [Re: chris_gilly]
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people dont know what they are doing half the time. Offer your services for unaware people chris, I think 15 a car is a fair price for a coolant flush and a top up with antifreeze.
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#442162 - 9th Nov 2010 8:47am Re: Winter Warning! [Re: Sanchez]
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#442205 - 9th Nov 2010 11:51am Re: Winter Warning! [Re: polo_phil]
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i sent a mass text out to most my customers last night, warning of the dangers,

coolant must be at least 3 parts water to 1 coolant best at 2:1 for the winter, ive just done aload at the garage

my dad is a gritter so he gets all the weather warnings staright away, there might be frost tonight, as hes been called in.

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#442297 - 9th Nov 2010 9:29pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: chris_gilly]
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i used to taste my coolant to see if it was sweet until I realised how toxic it was.

I was gutted when some van crashed into the front of my car. 45 worth of BMW anti-freeze was all over the road. M52 engines need 10 litres of coolant.

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#442315 - 9th Nov 2010 11:17pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: Neil_c]
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neil you can buy strength testers cheaply, iirc ebay 3ish like pipets

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#442342 - 10th Nov 2010 7:57am Re: Winter Warning! [Re: chris_gilly]
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I was reading the haynes manual for my girlfs ka. It recommends the coolant is flushed every ten years! I think its worth doing it every two or three as its likely to get watered down during top up. In my experiences fords have never been brill at maintaining oil and water levels. She would just run it into the ground if i didnt check it.

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#442534 - 10th Nov 2010 7:03pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: Neil_c]
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Originally Posted By: Neil_c
She would just run it into the ground if i didnt check it.


Neil she will have you for writing that. Shes not blonde by any chance is she (Joke)?

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#442543 - 10th Nov 2010 7:30pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: Nigel]
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Without being sexist. Ford Ka's are designed for female owners. Easy to park and excellent for people who don't think about maintenance until it's too late.

You also need tiny little hands to get to the headlight bulbs otherwise it's like putting your arm in a cheese grater.

I towed it home once when she got in a little faus pax, could easily forget that the thing was hanging off the back of my car as they are so light.

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#453233 - 18th Dec 2010 3:57pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: chris_gilly]
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just a sort of bump as an extra warning for everyone!

ive just got 1 victim in today frown

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#453241 - 18th Dec 2010 4:36pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: chris_gilly]
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we have had 4 cars towed in to us this week with frozen engines in many cases it can be enough to wright off the car get that antifreeze checked !!!!
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#453248 - 18th Dec 2010 5:21pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: johncon]
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A little tip I got recently -

Due to the cold weather alot of people think their battery needs changing when they get not response when turning the key. In most cases all you need to do is pour a boiled kettle over the battery. Something to do with the fluid freezing.

Can any 'petrolheads' out there please confirm this as good advice before I get the blame for a hefty bill?

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#453253 - 18th Dec 2010 5:47pm Re: Winter Warning! [Re: SpecialK]
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its due to the water mixed with the acid freezing in the battery,

id say its ok to do smile just not exactly boiling water the shock might crack it

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