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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA M&M#1240
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posted 10-29-2002 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since you guys put up with me so well.I'll ask some dumb questions.

1.Do you get less traction when it's cold out?

2.Should I use thinner oil in the winter?
I now use 20-50 summer and 10-40 winter both with one can of restore.

3.Also I run a coolant mix of 20-60 antifreeze to water,+2 bottles of watter wetter.Is this good enough for winter too?

4.How offten do you guys change your trans fuild for an Auto that is.
I drive about 2000-2500 miles a year.

Thanks.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-29-2002 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Answers:
1)Yes
2)Yes, 10-40 is fine.
3)Get a hydrometer and check your coolant. Don't guess.
4)Once a year.
5)Yes, we love you!

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Fastymz
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posted 10-29-2002 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Answers:
1)Yes
2)Yes, 10-40 is fine.
3)Get a hydrometer and check your coolant. Don't guess.
4)Once a year.
5)Yes, we love you!


Alex you really kill me,LOL.

3. The hydrometer read -12 degrees for freezing and 255 for boil over.

1.Ok then on the traction question.What do you do for more traction in the cold weather.Lower or raise tire pressure or just see which one works best for my car?

SCOOP


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Moneymaker
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posted 10-29-2002 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what my friend in Reno Bill WIlliams tells me, -12 below is a possibility in the winter.
Traction is always best with the most air pressure your car can stand.

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Alex Denysenko
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Fastymz
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posted 10-29-2002 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
From what my friend in Reno Bill WIlliams tells me, -12 below is a possibility in the winter.
Traction is always best with the most air pressure your car can stand.


Thats ture but I dont drive my car when it's below freezing out.
Most the time I dont take it out if it's going to be below 50 out.

Thanks for the traction tip.I'll go max out the rear tires and see if that helps.

Whats dose your friend do here in Reno?
Bill Williams' I've heard that name before.

SCOOP

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steve'66
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posted 10-29-2002 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

At the track the general rule is the cooler the track is the hotter you want your slicks to be. At least for M/T et drags, not sure about street tires. As far as air pressure you want the most that delivers a full contact patch, not the max rating on the tire.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-29-2002 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best damn garage in town Scoop. Medic One Automotive. He also races in Superstock.

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Alex Denysenko
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Fastymz
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posted 10-30-2002 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I need any help I'll look him up Alex.

Steve,I got it.
The main reason I asked about traction.I was out driving today.And it was like I was on ice.
I think the new carb and your guys help tuning it.Is really paying off.I went to get into traffic today.And almost ended up two lanes over.The car went side ways.It has never done that before.And at 10miles an hour I can spin the tires for about 20feet or so.I could not do that before either.


SCOOP

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