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Cold temps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by concrete jedi, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Dec 6, 2007 at 10:40 AM
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    The buffett at The Showboat is really good. Though if memmory serves it is a bit pricey, so make sure to skip a meal before going to get your money's worth.

    And even if you don't gamble go to The Borgota for the scenery (by scenery I mean the cocktail waitress') (think evening gown meets lingere)
     
  2. Dec 6, 2007 at 4:59 PM
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    Look for somone behind the desk and ask them where they would go eat. I have found some pretty neat places that way and a lot of hotel staff don't make a boatload of money either. Even if you are on expenses coming in with reasonable amounts will make you look good to your boss.

    Mike
     
  3. Dec 6, 2007 at 5:08 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Excellent idea, get some inside info, good meal at a good cost, I don't know what you do but for our managment recruitment we only hire vampires with accounting degrees. :eek:
     
  4. Dec 7, 2007 at 5:13 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Hot damn, now that is good intel ! I will go and make you proud. :D
     
  5. Dec 7, 2007 at 6:53 PM
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    seems like normal blue stuff is usually rated to 25F. There's several kinds out there that go lower (like -25f). Most I've seen are purple or yellow. Look for "deicer" or something labeled with a temperature rating of -25F or lower. (hit -29F a couple winters ago.... surprised the coolant in my car didn't freeze...)

    Or buy one of those things that heats the washer fluid!
     
  6. Dec 7, 2007 at 11:02 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    and DON'T forget to put in the winter blend of turn signal fluid either, because it's a pain in the ass when those things freeze up
     
  7. Dec 7, 2007 at 11:04 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    the stuff i bought is pinkish orange, but it says De-icer wiper fluid on the bottle...so if you can read, which i'm 40% positive that you can, you shooooould be able to find it :D
     
  8. Dec 7, 2007 at 11:04 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    right, that surprised me too. i thought it was next to Hawaii
     
  9. Dec 7, 2007 at 11:06 PM
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    beer is a good food
     
  10. Dec 7, 2007 at 11:10 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    elaborating on your point a bit further, i was thinking about wiring up a heating pad/device and wrapping it around the wiper fluid reservoir so that the fluid would be warm enough to melt all of the ice and snow on the windshield, and it wouldn't freeze at the tip of the sprayers....just a thought i had...
     
  11. Dec 7, 2007 at 11:12 PM
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    so they actually make something like that already? i was just gunna improvise and make my own
     
  12. Dec 8, 2007 at 5:47 AM
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    Sorta... It heats the washer fluid before spraying it on the windshield so it melts ice. Not sure how well it would prevent the reservoir from freezing. But heating fluid to 150F means your nozzles and tubes will thaw quickly! :laugh:

    [​IMG]
    http://www.windshieldwiperheaters.com/

    I thought about getting one, but the truck seems to warm up enough to thaw the fluid. My car will freeze solid, but the truck seems to get hot enough to prevent that. Also warms up a hell of a lot quicker to clear the windshield with the air vents.

    Edit:
    Actually, this would be perfect. If I understand correctly, it circulates the fluid in the reservoir through itself to heat it, and uses the stock equipment to pump and spray. So it'll heat the whole reservoir of washer fluid rather than heat it inline between reservoir and nozzles like I originally thought. As long as some of the fluid is liquid, you should be fine.

    Edit 2:
    Never mind, my initial thought was correct. It heats it inline. You must have to turn it on, wait 30 seconds for it to heat up (and maybe whatever fluid is in the device already), then spray, or leave it in standby to hold the temperature. If your fluid freezes over night, or over the weekend you're still screwed unless you can thaw the reservoir.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dec 8, 2007 at 11:03 AM
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    Anybody ever try the RainX brand of washer fluid?...In my last truck I used it and loved the results.It made water bead off the windshield really well after using it,but I don't remember it thawing frost particularily well,or preventing the sprayer from freezing.As a matter of fact,one of my pet peeves with that truck was the passenger side sprayer freezing constantly,no matter what was in the reservoir.....I wonder if RainX has a winter formula?
     
  14. Dec 8, 2007 at 11:33 AM
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    I ran rainx for a while in my car. Loved how it made the water bead up and run off. I never remember to rub the stuff on the windshield, so adding it to the fluid worked great. Seems like my reservoir still froze with that stuff when it dropped below zero, or the fluid froze as soon as it hit the windshield. I ended up switching over to deicer, but you have to use it all before summer comes. If not, it evaporates too quickly and left streaks.

    Even that stuff didn't really help clear ice off the windshield though. Rather it just didn't freeze right away. I still had purple colored snow and ice on the front of the car.

    That hot shot looks nice, but what happens if the reservoir freezes? Or the tube between the reservoir and hot shot? It should thaw out the nozzles and hose from hot shot to nozzles, but only if it can pull fluid from the reservoir to heat up.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2007 at 1:17 PM
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    i'm gunna have to try out that RainX stuff in the spring...but as far as the reservoir goes, i think my idea of just putting a heating pad from like a reptile cage or something would do the trick
     
  16. Dec 8, 2007 at 4:50 PM
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    Areas in an EPA "non attainment area" in some parts of the country can legally sell only washer fluid with [X] amount methanol (8% I think). Has +20-25º freeze point. So you add a little alcohol yourself to lower freeze temp, and might as well add 2 tbs of ammonia (pine or lemon are nice) so it actually cleans also, or you go out of the non attainment area and stock up. Some do sell a lower freeze point IN the the non attainment areas, but it has a glycol type base and it thick and slimy, and doesn't smell nice either. About 10-12 counties in the metro Atlanta area are "NA" areas.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2007 at 5:12 PM
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    Rubbing alcohol ?
     
  18. Dec 8, 2007 at 5:43 PM
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    Yes, that works ok... or you can use Golden Grain, Bacardi 180:D
     
  19. Dec 8, 2007 at 6:08 PM
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    Would this be the cause of "NA"? Too many people drinking their washer fluid? :laugh:
     
  20. Dec 8, 2007 at 6:18 PM
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    You are my new best friend !
     
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