Absolutely nothing like cruising on US-131 between Grand Traverse and Grand Rapids in -10F weather. Its pretty satisfying. If it snows, well thats why you buy Nokians or Blizzaks.4. Anyone that can afford upkeep of an m5 can afford something more appropriate and satisfying to drive in the winter
I do not plan on driving the car in the winter but a start or two once a month doesn't sound bad either. Too bad I wont be doing any slides given the fact that the tires that are on it aren't bald but I wouldn't trust them to get me up the 1 inch lip into my garage.I thought you put 10w60 in the car, I leave 0w40 in it since I fire it up every week and wait for the snow to run some circles sideways. Really important to have a low viscosity oil to improve flow at cold start. A lot of ppl don’t believe that here but to each, his own.
I have an oscope from college when they were upgrading the units. Never needed it but good to have it type thing. You just might have given me a use for it.For the coils you can back probe one of the wires on each coil to see if the field is collapsing properly. Better yet if you have an inductive pickup and an oscope.
I say I hate winter but its nothing like driving through a snow storm, can't see over the hood of the car in your winter beater. Sliding around everywhere you go. I have six cars and two bikes and none of it compares to my $400 winter beater in 6-8 inches of lake affect.Absolutely nothing like cruising on US-131 between Grand Traverse and Grand Rapids in -10F weather. Its pretty satisfying. If it snows, well thats why you buy Nokians or Blizzaks.
the issue with this is that your bearings won’t have any lubrication at cold start since you’re starting it so infrequently. There will be little to no oil film and until the oil pressure is high enough and actually flowing to the bearings, you’ll be running metal on metal. That’s the worst case scenario. Your crank is essential going to become a lathe, and yes your bearings should be the surfaces that wear. I’d drain the 10w-60 out and put it in a 5 gal bucket and save it for the spring time and fill the engine with 0w-40 or even 0w-30. That’s how I’d winterize it. 0w will also sling around better and coat the other surfaces to prevent rust that forms as the water vapor in the air will condense on the cold steel surfaces. That’s why I start and run the engine every week and let it get hot to boil off the water that’s in the oil. Some people think it’s over kill but I do everything for a reason. No way to prevent that other than parking it in the AZ desert.I do not plan on driving the car in the winter but a start or two once a month doesn't sound bad either.
Beautiful area up there right? My mothers side is from up that way. I live in Muskegon, MI. 3/4 mile off Lake Michigan. I've always got the best of all seasons where I live. 85-90 in the Summer. Lowest I've seen in the winter was -15-20 with -40+ wind chill. We get it super cold cause of strong winter winds off the lake.Where are you up dere in MI? Just got back from a trip to Boyne City.