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Old 01-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #141
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Funny thing is we want to move to a colder climate like Montana or Colorado. Crazy? We were born in the desert and want 4 seasons.



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Old 01-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #142
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I like the four season where I live:

Warm, Hot, warm and slightly cooler
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:35 PM   #143
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We were kind of caught by surprise this morning. I was expecting something in the teens, but it was -4F at first sunlight. Even though it's warming fast now, starting low means that it's not going to warm that much. Which also means that I'm not going to freeze my bottom today by changing the oil in Maria's car.


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Lynn,

It's best for Maria not to drive the car until it warms up, say about April. At those temps, it'll take a month for the oil to drain out anyway. I'm sure she'll understand you could die out there under her car and then she'd have to run the campground by herself. It's supposed to be about 50˚ in Santa Fe today, so you could drive down here. I'll watch you change the oil.

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Old 01-27-2011, 12:46 PM   #144
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Boy, I wish we were in Santa Fe! Then I could make the case for getting somebody else to change the oil. And it'd be warmer, too. Unfortunately, though, we've got an RV coming in today. An Airstream, no less. (Alas, no WBCCI and no Airforums, so full price.)

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:42 AM   #145
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We were kind of caught by surprise this morning. I was expecting something in the teens, but it was -4F at first sunlight. Even though it's warming fast now, starting low means that it's not going to warm that much. Which also means that I'm not going to freeze my bottom today by changing the oil in Maria's car.


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Guess I'm spoiled by my job - or a wuss, wouldn't change the oil in temp's under +40. Are you still waiting for the oil to drain?

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:45 AM   #146
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I was talking to a friend a few ago and he said he put some sort of "stopcock" on his oil pan, and if I remember correctly, attaches a rubber/plastic? hose to it and drains it. Say's it works like a charm - NO MESS!. Hasn't warmed up enough to crawl under his truck to check it out.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:10 PM   #147
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I was talking to a friend a few ago and he said he put some sort of "stopcock" on his oil pan, and if I remember correctly, attaches a rubber/plastic? hose to it and drains it. Say's it works like a charm - NO MESS!. Hasn't warmed up enough to crawl under his truck to check it out.
I've got one on the MG. Alas, mine doesn't have enough length to make attachment of a hose feasible. One problem is that oil plugs are often at the bottom edge/corner of a pan, angled somewhat downward. A longish stopcock might potentially expose it to accidental knock-off while driving over larger obstacles.

Even so, having the stopcock does make it pretty easy. Rather than crawling around with a wrench, you just push the drain pan underneath the car and pull the tab over. No wrench, very little crawling about, fairly unmessy drain.

Can't say the same at all for oil filter changing, which, for me, is always the messiest part on the Ford, on the Honda, on the MG, and on the tractor. (Well, almost. Draining the oil on the tractor is fun because the plug is not a plug, but a 2-1/2" screw-in plate. You take that thing loose, and oil gushes out like a river. Takes about three seconds to drain all six quarts, even when it's cold!)


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Old 01-28-2011, 01:20 PM   #148
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I've got one on the MG. Alas, mine doesn't have enough length to make attachment of a hose feasible. One problem is that oil plugs are often at the bottom edge/corner of a pan, angled somewhat downward. A longish stopcock might potentially expose it to accidental knock-off while driving over larger obstacles.
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Even so, having the stopcock does make it pretty easy. Rather than crawling around with a wrench, you just push the drain pan underneath the car and pull the tab over. No wrench, very little crawling about, fairly unmessy drain.

Can't say the same at all for oil filter changing, which, for me, is always the messiest part on the Ford, on the Honda, on the MG, and on the tractor. (Well, almost. Draining the oil on the tractor is fun because the plug is not a plug, but a 2-1/2" screw-in plate. You take that thing loose, and oil gushes out like a river. Takes about three seconds to drain all six quarts, even when it's cold!)


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What type of tractor have you got???? Can't be a Massey!

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Old 01-28-2011, 01:39 PM   #149
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When we lived on a farm, my family had a Rolls-Cunardly tractor.
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Ready? Rolls down one hill, Cunardly get up the next!

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Is that like International Harvester? Too fast for farmin, too slow for truckin. Sal.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:07 PM   #151
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Talking Way to cold!!

. Any temperature that requires a minus setting doesn't even begin to appeal to this old fat boy. I'm thinking that even a good natured Eskimo would be hard pressed to find time to turn hot water into snow on a bad day. I will consider my typical North Carolina weather just right for camping in the old silver bullet year round. Ya'll don't freeze the nuggets off and see you later somewhere down the dusty road.
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Ouch. Didn't know they made thermometers that read thet low.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #153
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What type of tractor have you got???? Can't be a Massey!
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1948 Ford 8N. Starts like a champ to around -15F. Then it begins to object, and I go back inside, where I should have stayed in the first place.

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Old 01-28-2011, 06:12 PM   #154
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Springfield, Missouri - mid 60s today - warmer tomorrow - just to tease us!!!! Next week typical February again........nasty and cold with a good chance that all forms of wet icy gook will land on our heads.....February and March are the two coldest wettest months..........

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