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Old 12-08-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Continued off topic discusions.

don't it help your rear traction if you fill the gas tank 1/2 way up with sand to make it heavier over the axle?
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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don't it help your rear traction if you fill the gas tank 1/2 way up with sand to make it heavier over the axle?
Sand in the gas tank to add weight over the axle. Hmm well, that would work. Can't say the same about the engine . . .
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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don't it help your rear traction if you fill the gas tank 1/2 way up with sand to make it heavier over the axle?
Zebra, thats the craziest thing i have ever heard.

This is the simplest method, okay, First of all check if the temperatures are below freezing or anywhere near it, if they are, expect ice. Now if you expect ice, now this is important, SLOW DOWN! Allow yourself extra space to slow down.

Just yesterday i was going 10 mph and i tried to stop at a stop sign, i started slowing down much earlier than usual and i still sailed through the stop sign. Thank god nobody was there cuz cross traffic didn't have to stop. i have never used chains on a car, nor would i even know where to get them. Add weight to the back of your stang, 100-150lbs should be good that will help a little. But the biggest tip i can giv eyou is to slow down.
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Sand in the gas tank to add weight over the axle. Hmm well, that would work. Can't say the same about the engine . . .
that's why you fill it with just enough water to cover the sand & let it freeze. that holds the sand together. then top it off with gas.

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zebra, thats the craziest thing i have ever heard.
i can keep going with this one. the next step is to drain the oil and run it with a water hose in the block to flush out the summer oil. replace with winter oil for best results
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that's why you fill it with just enough water to cover the sand & let it freeze. that holds the sand together. then top it off with gas.



i can keep going with this one. the next step is to drain the oil and run it with a water hose in the block to flush out the summer oil. replace with winter oil for best results
don't forget to route the exhaust back into the intake (DEI). Not only does that provide lots of boost, but it also keeps the engine nice and warm.


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Old 12-08-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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don't forget to route the exhaust back into the intake (DEI). Not only does that provide lots of boost, but it also keeps the engine nice and warm.


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exactly! now i digress.
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Guys, I am not much of a mechanic, but am eager to learn. I was wondering if I should maybe use Spring Water to flush out my block....our water has high iron content in it and I dont want it to cause internal rust.

Would it be best to flush it out while the engine is running, or start it up after it's full of water? Do you think that adding some bleach would help to clean it out inside....I really want the inside of my engine to sparkle.
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Guys, I am not much of a mechanic, but am eager to learn. I was wondering if I should maybe use Spring Water to flush out my block....our water has high iron content in it and I dont want it to cause internal rust.

Would it be best to flush it out while the engine is running, or start it up after it's full of water? Do you think that adding some bleach would help to clean it out inside....I really want the inside of my engine to sparkle.
The extra iron will help replenish metal that has been worn away. And you have to drain the oil first, then fill it with water, then start the engine. That will help ensure that all the oil will be removed. Don't add bleach. If anything, add some soap. Laundry detergent is best. Soap bonds oil to water allowing for things to get extra clean.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:28 AM   #9
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Continued off topic discusions.

I, and other mods/admin, will periodically move off-topic discussions from other threads here. It saves on the 'back on topic' posts.
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what the hell is going on here?
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oops. I made this thread after those posts were made. When I moved them from their original thread and merged with this one, I forgot that they get added in chronological order.
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didn't mean to derail the winterizing discussion - people just went with it
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Are you saying that putting sand in the gas tank won't help with traction?
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