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Old 01-05-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default PCS to Fort Wainwright

I just got orders to ft. wainwright so I will be moving to fairbanks in July. I am really excited about the ice races and what not. Can't wait to meet up with other subaru owners.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:59 AM   #2
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welcome! see ya around in the fbanks!
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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welcome! get ready to freeze your ace off up there
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:10 AM   #4
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thank God you'll PCS in July.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:36 AM   #5
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What do I need to do to winterize my subaru? I know I need a battery blanket, block heater (I can get it at subaru). where can I get an oil pan heater?
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #6
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This link should be of use to you airborne….welcome by the way.


http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=winter+setup
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #7
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What do I need to do to winterize my subaru? I know I need a battery blanket, block heater (I can get it at subaru). where can I get an oil pan heater?
A garage!

Oh, and an AutoStart for those times when you aren't in a garage.

And welcome to AKIC!
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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What do I need to do to winterize my subaru? I know I need a battery blanket, block heater (I can get it at subaru). where can I get an oil pan heater?

Don't use a battery blanket, I've typed my rant on them many times and can recap if needed, just, don't use one. If you have to, get a better battery.

Also, making sure your coolant is up to snuff would be a nice check.. most places do a quick 50/50 mix, and top off with water, witch I've seen cars come up from the states and the coolant mixed -20, it gets much colder then that, frequently here.

Block heater from subaru, oil pan heater (the bigger 100/120 watt heater), and a transmission heater (the smaller 50/75 watt heater).

If your local napa, or parts store looks at you funny (I've never had to buy them out of state, no clue what kinda looks you'll get, lol) can just go online... Most of the Napa's up here also carry a winter rated '3 way cord', to plug everything into one.

Oil pan-
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...100_0128267182

Tansmission-
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...146_0282431383

The, 'Glue' Clean the spot with brake cleaner, and goo the hell out-a it!
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...180_0000999999


Just my .02c... I have lived in Fairbanks my whole life, and owned 25-30 cars between the wife and I.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #9
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^ nice info

ive lived in wisconsin for 20+ years and the winter is not new to me but we never had to winterize our vehicles besides now tires but i never get them anyways.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #10
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LOL, I have lived where I had winters too.

This place is totally different.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #11
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Don't use a battery blanket, I've typed my rant on them many times and can recap if needed, just, don't use one. If you have to, get a better battery.

Also, making sure your coolant is up to snuff would be a nice check.. most places do a quick 50/50 mix, and top off with water, witch I've seen cars come up from the states and the coolant mixed -20, it gets much colder then that, frequently here.

Block heater from subaru, oil pan heater (the bigger 100/120 watt heater), and a transmission heater (the smaller 50/75 watt heater).

If your local napa, or parts store looks at you funny (I've never had to buy them out of state, no clue what kinda looks you'll get, lol) can just go online... Most of the Napa's up here also carry a winter rated '3 way cord', to plug everything into one.

Oil pan-
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...100_0128267182

Tansmission-
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...146_0282431383

The, 'Glue' Clean the spot with brake cleaner, and goo the hell out-a it!
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...180_0000999999


Just my .02c... I have lived in Fairbanks my whole life, and owned 25-30 cars between the wife and I.
i read your post about gel or optima batteries. what do you recommend.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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I have used Optima's, I've never used a gel battery, nothing bad to say about either, I have only used Optima's
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:59 AM   #13
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I just got orders to ft. wainwright so I will be moving to fairbanks in July. .
damn im sorry to hear about the bad news


mr2 i used to own back in the day, the car came up from anchorage an d the coolant wasn't the right mix for Fairbanks weather
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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I'd follow everything Jesse said except the 50/50 mixture. You still run into the risk of freezing up. 60/40 or 70/30 is good to about -73*. you shouldn't have a problem with that ;-)
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #15
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I'd follow everything Jesse said except the 50/50 mixture. You still run into the risk of freezing up. 60/40 or 70/30 is good to about -73*. you shouldn't have a problem with that ;-)
I never said run 50/50 *^^* I said I've seen it. But I did mean to say most places in the states... up here almost eveyone goes with a 60/40.

60/40 is reccomended

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #16
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I have a great idea. How about instead of worrying about a ratio, just mix and test and change your ratio accordingly. That is the correct way to do it. That is how I do it.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #17
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I have a great idea. How about instead of worrying about a ratio, just mix and test and change your ratio accordingly. That is the correct way to do it. That is how I do it.

I have seen reservoirs that tested -60*F, and they had a frozen/cracked blocks, but if you get the car running, and test out of the radiator you should be good. (Careful testing from the radiator, cause as usual internet conversation goes, I'm sure this advice will get nit-piked too)

But, coldfiremx is right, with a good start point and testing it should be the only way to go!
As a peice of advice 40/60 is a good startpoint
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #18
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You don't need to worry about any of my advice. I am a tech for a living. 8+ years experience as a tech in a shop and UTI graduate and that doesn't include 20 years of racing motocross and building my own motors, suspension, bikes. When I fill cars with coolant I mix 5 gallons in a bucket. Then I use a refractometer to measuse the effective range of the coolant. After that I use a tool that pulls 20"+ of vacuum on the cooling system I then open a valve and coolant is introduced, air void free since the vacuum pulls the coolant in.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:50 PM   #19
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You don't need to worry about any of my advice. I am a tech for a living. 8+ years experience as a tech in a shop and UTI graduate and that doesn't include 20 years of racing motocross and building my own motors, suspension, bikes. When I fill cars with coolant I mix 5 gallons in a bucket. Then I use a refractometer to measuse the effective range of the coolant. After that I use a tool that pulls 20"+ of vacuum on the cooling system I then open a valve and coolant is introduced, air void free since the vacuum pulls the coolant in.
"When I fill cars with coolant I mix 5 gallons in a bucket"
And you start with what, about a 40/60 mix?


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Only 8 years? :unimpressed:


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Old 01-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #20
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^^^ 5 gallon mix bucket and air lift FTW!!! I use the same set-up on every vehicle I work on that requires messing with the cooling system. No more air pockets, bleeder valves, over heating...blah blah blah. The air lift is an amazing tool :-)
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #21
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"When I fill cars with coolant I mix 5 gallons in a bucket"
And you start with what, about a 40/60 mix?

Oh daymn, baller in the house, roll out the red carpet for the UTI boiiii

Only 8 years? :unimpressed:


(If you take anything I say seriously, this won't be the only time you hate me, lol)
It's cool, Ill go back to follow the sheeple mode and just go along with what Joe Schmoe says now.
I forgot to ask if you are one of those people thats is trained to be told what to do for a living.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #22
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So much pissing in here.

...point is, make sure you take steps to ensure your car doesn't freeze.

If you have any questions, PM me, and I'll line you out with what needs to be done, hell, I'll even help you do it. And yes, I have an antifreeze tester too.
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