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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:23 AM
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I miss driving my 90

I have to walk past it twice a day...and there it sits all packed away for the winter...

Not regretting my decision to not submit it to the harsh salt of the Minnesota winter...

But I still miss driving it...

Anyone else here on a winter hiatus?
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Old February 4th, 2011, 02:15 AM
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My truck was getting serviced for two days and I found myself missing it. I think it's all part of the sickness.
The whole winter? I would be having the shakes.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 07:44 AM
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mistake

I have been backing my LE out of the barn every saturday morning to stay connected. I few weeks ago i said what the F, and ran her down to the dump and back. About ten miles each way. I fiqured even though we have about 7 feet of snow at 5 degrees whats melting.
While the roads were dry boy was i surprised when i got home. White shit every where. Now its five degrees and can't give her regular saturday bath, so i worked it as best i could with a micro towel and some detailer.
Chassis and such will have to wait. so for now she stays in the driveway.
However based on this i have decided to pick up a spare 90 which will be surrogate while the streets are salty.
And no its not about dirt and mud , its about salt. when she can shower i run her in and out of October Mountain forest and shes get plenty exercise but theirs no hope for the hose now.
Maybe heating the barn is next.
But remember keeps those batteries conditioned.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 08:35 AM
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Waxoyl

Bummed as well. My Defender has been holed up in her garage all winter with only an occasional start every week or so. Purchased mine in Denver a couple years ago with little rust and I'm trying to keep it that way, so I too have vowed not to drive mine during the winter with all the salt they use on the roads here in MD.
At least that limits how many bolts I break due to rust...

Speaking of which, anyone here know of a good vendor to apply Waxoyl to the undercarriage in the MD/PA/DE/NoVA area? Looking to get it done before too long.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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I'm with you Dave...just a sneeze south here in Des Moines

Yes, the battery tender is on.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Shame on all of you. Don't they have car washes where you live? Dave, there are at least 4 within a few miles of Long Lake. Googled it.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Shame on all of you. Don't they have car washes where you live? Dave, there are at least 4 within a few miles of Long Lake. Googled it.
A car wash will never get in all the nooks and crannys that the salt does and remember, I have a soft top which you can't run though a regular car wash (esp since it is ~7ft tall with the lights.)

Additionally, not sure how good the 90's heater would have done in the -32 weather we had two weeks ago.

+1 on the Battery Tender...I have a dual one that runs both of my batteries.

Dave
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:33 AM
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moth balled

I was in the process of squirreling mine away for winter, but we havent had much snow....so, Ive been driving it. Drove it to work today in fact.......
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:37 AM
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What happened to all your snow??!?!
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Snowed last week and just about killed all of us. Half a million without power in the DC area. This week it was in the 50's and we had some rain. Snow rapidly going away. Paddling weather in about a month, yay!
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Snow Begone

The rain melted it, and... it was almost 60 here on Wednesday.


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What happened to all your snow??!?!
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:52 AM
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We still have a foot or so in places of the city and just outside.

My garage is still flooded/iced over from when the pipes above my garage burst due to a tenant's negligence.

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it was almost 60 here on Wednesday.
Jealous...
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Old February 4th, 2011, 10:00 AM
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Ouch- Time to Rhino Line the garage?


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We still have a foot or so in places of the city and just outside.

My garage is still flooded/iced over from when the pipes above my garage burst due to a tenant's negligence.

------ Follow up post added February 4th, 2011 09:53 AM ------



Jealous...
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Old February 4th, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Question for the snow state residents:

We rarely get much snow in Seattle; a couple of times a year maybe with any measureable depth. The roads dept here changed from using sand a year ago to using a "sand/salt/brine" mix of snow melting de-icer. Is that the same type of stuff used in the hard core snow states, (MN, NY, IL, etc)?

Big question, if we drive on roads sprayed with that shit, should I do anything else besides hose off the undersides of the truck as soon as possible? Am I worrying about nothing?
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Old February 4th, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Big question, if we drive on roads sprayed with that shit, should I do anything else besides hose off the undersides of the truck as soon as possible? Am I worrying about nothing?
Yeah, pretty much. The thing that makes the rust is oxygen, not salt. Water is, as you know, pretty heavy with the stuff, so water will be the biggest killer by a mile. The salt is a water attractant (hygroscopic) and it tends to hold water rather than allowing it to dry off. If you have taken a boat ride on the ocean you know that sticky feeling. The salt itself does not cause rust.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Yeah, pretty much. The thing that makes the rust is oxygen, not salt. Water is, as you know, pretty heavy with the stuff, so water will be the biggest killer by a mile. The salt is a water attractant (hygroscopic) and it tends to hold water rather than allowing it to dry off. If you have taken a boat ride on the ocean you know that sticky feeling. The salt itself does not cause rust.
ummm....

Sand/Salt/Brine

Brine = water and salt
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Old February 4th, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I have been in the shop for the past two weeks getting new exhaust, suspension and other misc work. Wish I could go play in the snow.

No Salt on the roads in TX, just fun in the snow
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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:26 PM
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I say "bring your game big momma!" When it gets bad, my family piles in the 110, and I dig it.

Besides, I need a little rust on my frame to give it the full monty por15 treatment (I love that stuff). Right now, I have zero rust (I know-hard to believe) on my original frame, so I can't treat it yet as there's nothing to bond with.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:49 PM
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