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Date:         Fri, 24 Dec 2004 10:18:58 -0600
Reply-To:     David Devere <vwpub@ONWORDBOUNDBOOKS.COM>
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From:         David Devere <vwpub@ONWORDBOUNDBOOKS.COM>
Organization: On-Word Bound Books
Subject:      Re: snow!!
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Ok I have to chime in on this as I've nothing to say about my van. It's in the Garage until April.... The temp this morning in Two Harbors (30 miles north of Duluth MN on lake Superior) was -20. The dog cried and shook her feet in pain as she was taken out for her morning duty. We live in the country and have a view of Lake Superior as it steams; the mile walk to get the mail today is going to be very challenging. I take it all in stride. I used to live in Antarctica and tell people I moved to northern Minnesota because I wanted a warmer place to live.... but it's just a little bit warmer. I'm sure the high today at McMurdo Station Antarctic well exceeds the one at my house. Here is some van content after all, a couple years ago I started my van in -8 temps and left it to warm up, while getting ready I noticed a spot coming from the back. It was motor oil and about 2 quarts was pouring from the engine area. It turned out that the oil cooler gasket had broken from the cold/pressure. It was an easy fix, and I'm glad it happened before I had traveled anywhere. So the moral of the story ~ be careful with your vans at these temps, especially check that gasket.

Cheers -Dave Two Harbors MN 87 Syncro Westy w/200+k

----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Cardo" <rrecardo@WEBTV.NET> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 9:22 PM Subject: Re: snow!!

> Jim, > > 2' Is is all the snow you have?? > I remember -50 below and all you looked for was an orange ball on top of > an antenna coming at you at any intersection, because the snow was so > high. > Where was this you ask? > Might as well been the North Pole. > Iron Chisholm Minnesota was the actual place. > 5 weight oil, tank heater's, studed tire's, and winter fronts were the > name of the game, if you were going to consider driving in this artic > blast. > Not a good place for man or beast, unless of course some adult beverages > were consumed. > > Have a Warm and Safe Holiday > > RC

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