LJ in a Blizzard

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LJ in a Blizzard

Post by woodchopper » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:34 am

Well this morning it was -30 C and blowing drifting snow.

Weather said with wind chill -42 C and I had a 2 foot snow drift in my driveway and the roads were bad too, plows were just getting some of the main roads cleared.

Well off to work :| so I crank over hte poor little LJ and then again and again and on the 4 try it kicked over and ran a little :D and died. :-( Pump it again and try again, and it starts and runs and dies, :-( but on the third try she kept running. :D

So now to dig out a little snow while the LJ 'warms up' :? well at -30 does an LJ ever really warm up. Well I can tell you that the engine temp may but not enought to thaw out the inside. :-(

So with my window scraper to keep the frost from building up too much on the inside of the windshield I set off :-)

Well it appears that people are abandoning thier cars where they get stuck :shock: so around them and over the snow drifts and ice I go.

Now I get to the little streach of highway :ohno: its windy, but no problems just have to keep scraping the windshield onteh inside so I can see the road. :shock:

Parkign lot here at work is another problem, the plow did one pass down the middle, so over the windrow of snow and into a parking spot. :D

And now I have to go to the airport for a flight this afternoon. :x

Well that was my morning adventure.
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Post by Frankenstein » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:03 am

Cool story, but where are the pics???

Maybe you could place a piece of board in front of the grill to get the temp up.
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Post by woodchopper » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:10 pm

well got back still cold, had to change a flat only -22C this morning, almost civilized.

no pictures as I can't find the camera.

Got to shovel more snow, and I'm running out of places to put it. :x
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Post by Jimny » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:26 pm

I'm sure glad I live a little (a LOT) bit south of you! :shock:


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Post by zukimoo » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:39 am

we don't got the super low temps down here well at least not for long but the snow is crazy this year......I've got no more room for it either.
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Post by wayne » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:16 pm

Cool now I understand why they made hardtops.I guess air cooled would be an advantage too? Yesterday was 40 C(don't know what that is in F) and I've never touched snow and only seen it once when I went to Tasmania.
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Post by stevec » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:10 am

40*C is 104*F. We got a lot of that kind of heat down in California growing up, which is why I live in the Seattle area now. :-)
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Post by woodchopper » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:22 pm

wayne wrote:Cool now I understand why they made hardtops.I guess air cooled would be an advantage too? Yesterday was 40 C(don't know what that is in F) and I've never touched snow and only seen it once when I went to Tasmania.
:D Its been warm this last week and the snow's been melting a bit, only about 50cm - 18" left :shock:

The coolant we use is 50% antifreeze, good to -40C.
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Post by Idahopaul » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:29 pm

ya we had the most snow we have had in many years and my LJ was broke down the whole time so I couldnt go play! :-( :pissed:
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