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AC Yate 02-13-2013 07:41 PM

What's the minimum temp to work in unheated garage?
 
I'll be tackling a CVV replacement this weekend and the forecast calls for weather in the 30s. It could be a long day and not sure if I should go out a buy a portable space heater for the job. I'll be working in a storage unit garage and the management wants the garage door to be at least partially open. The space is 200sf. Do you think I can get by w/o a heater? If not, do you think I can get by with a regular space heater (around 5,000BTU)?

RossGuy 02-13-2013 07:44 PM

This is got to be the dumbest thread in awhile. It's called how much cold can you handle?

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Hrvat 02-13-2013 07:45 PM

I've done CCV change in unheated garage while it was -15 to -20C outside. It sucked but I git er done

v8 5 02-13-2013 07:47 PM

about three fifty

RossGuy 02-13-2013 07:48 PM

According to my cold weather cv axle replacement guide.....build a bonfire under the car. That'll help loosen up some bolts too.

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pancakes 02-13-2013 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RossGuy (Post 15160216)
This is got to be the dumbest thread in awhile.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=859196

RossGuy 02-13-2013 07:51 PM

Haha nice, a thread from when I first joined. Good job.

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E46330iguy 02-13-2013 07:57 PM

I work out in minus 40F fixing trucks cranes Oil rigs you name it, There isnt a minimum tempature for anything , Man up and get the hour and a half job done

Top_Bunk 02-13-2013 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by RossGuy (Post 15160236)
Haha nice, a thread from when I first joined. Good job.

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Well then, how about a recent one.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...100&highlight=

Redline 02-13-2013 08:07 PM

Buy a heater if you're concerned...why do you need to ask? Lol everyone tolerates cold temps differently.

RossGuy 02-13-2013 08:10 PM

Still not as dumb as "Hey can I work on a car if there is no leaves on the trees?" I posted that after hearing that story from someone else. Like the other guy said, man up and deal with it. I've had to do a tranny swap in the middle of the winter on a 4x4 truck with the door wide open cause it was to long to close the garage. No space heater.....I have a penis.

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Redline 02-13-2013 08:14 PM

I will say the only thing I hate about working on my car in cold weather is if you bang your hands on something (mostly the knuckles) it hurts 100x worse...

E46330iguy 02-13-2013 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ///M=Power (Post 15160297)
I will say the only thing I hate about working on my car in cold weather is if you bang your hands on something (mostly the knuckles) it hurts 100x worse...

They just arent cold enough:craig:

sbiggi 02-13-2013 08:21 PM

How tough is your vagina? Seriously.....?

Top_Bunk 02-13-2013 08:26 PM

OP, just bundle up. As others have mentioned, the worst part about it is your hands. This is especially true when you are grabbing cold tools or car parts.

If you're driving there, you can probably finish a CVV before your engine is frigid. The parts are plastic as well, so that shouldn't be too bad. Leave your tools indoors for a few hours before starting.

Good mechanics gloves will help if you need them, but the CVV requires a lot of blind feeling around, and gloves will make it more difficult.

///MPR77 02-13-2013 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by v8 5 (Post 15160227)
about three fifty

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AC Yate 02-13-2013 08:38 PM

ok thanks for the replies. I'll check out the gloves.

Grande D 02-13-2013 08:44 PM

The CCV is not a job you want to attempt for the first time in the freezing cold.

After you do it once, it isn't too bad. But the first time, getting the hoses aligned and such is a huge PITA.

E46330iguy 02-13-2013 08:55 PM

you guys are talking about this "Cold" tempature as if hes gonna be in the tundra, Man the Fvck up 30f isnt cold

v8 5 02-13-2013 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46330iguy (Post 15160431)
you guys are talking about this "Cold" tempature as if hes gonna be in the tundra, Man the Fvck up 30f isnt cold

I wash my balls in ice water bro


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