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#1 C70drvr

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:28 AM

DAYUM IT ALL TO H3LL!!!!!! mad.gif

I just had it washed, probably a bad idea, but that road salt was just horrid to look at. I park it in my driveway at around 9:30pm, and just went out around 2am to go take some pics, but I release the parking brake, and nothing. there's no response in the hand brake, so this must mean my rear brakes have just frozen. It's about -10 degrees C outside (14 F), and is going to be below freezing for the rest of the year. What am I going to do? I can't move the car into my garage, I can't move it anywhere. A hairdryer clearly wont work, because since the air its taking in is so cold, the output is just room temperature heat. It's supposed to be -3 C tomorrow (26ish F) and sunny. Hopefully that might do the trick, but I have to leave at 8am, and the sun wont be strong enough to melt anything fast enough. I really don't want to take the V70R to school tomorrow. Since I can't go anywhere without the g/f's permission, basically her just getting pissed at me. And I have a few appointments tomorrow during the day, plus I have a 4th period spare.

Arg, this is terrible.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:32 AM

Warm water onto brake disks perhaps?

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:33 AM

QUOTE(Sinbad @ Dec 9 2005, 02:32 AM) View Post
Warm water onto brake disks perhaps?


OMg, I can't believe I didn't think of that! laugh.gif brb. smile.gif Thanks

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:35 AM

QUOTE(C70drvr @ Dec 9 2005, 09:33 AM) View Post
OMg, I can't believe I didn't think of that! laugh.gif brb. smile.gif Thanks

*DHLs some lovely 29 degree C outside air to Canada* wink.gif
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:35 AM

another hair dryer for The w1n!!!!

and how on earth can you stand to wash your car when it's in the "teens" outside? ohmy.gif

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:36 AM

crowbar?

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:42 AM

the hot warker worked! biggrin.gif I'm just going to go over again with another piping bucket full with the e-break off.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:44 AM

What is below zero?

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:59 AM

So now go drive around for 10 minutes, get the brakes nicely heated up (and dry!) and pop the car inside... smile.gif

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:05 AM

i ONLY park the car in the garage
my car will rarely ever see the evil flakes of snow

glad you got the brakes fixed

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:09 AM

Yeah, remember that hot water also freezes if left outside for long enough...

I'm glad it gets to -1C like once a year here! Although, heat-soak is a bitch

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:46 AM

This is why you don't use the parking brake in the winter. smile.gif
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:11 AM

I went for a drive alright, out for an hour, doing some serious braking from higher speeds all over town. And I got to take some pics too. smile.gif


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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:21 AM

Dude you have a serious camera fetish! laugh.gif

Glad it worked for you smile.gif

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:29 AM

Wouldn't you have a camera fettish if you had a car that looked like that?

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE(Kibim @ Dec 9 2005, 11:29 AM) View Post
Wouldn't you have a camera fettish if you had a car that looked like that?

Yes. But I probably wouldn't have time to post pics. I'd be sitting in the garage, drooling slightly. biggrin.gif

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