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Old 12-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by WDE46 View Post
I know weather out there is probably less predictable, but the lows are about 20F. That is not near cold enough to even slightly affect the normal operation of his car in terms of the gasoline in the tank. You're over playing gas gelling for his situation as if it's something super serious. I wouldn't worry about it until the temp goes below 0F.
^ This. And, if you're coming from a place where you checked the air pressure in your tires @ 70F, understand that they will likely by 5 psi lower @ 20F. And snow tires should be inflated ~ 5 psi higher than summer rubber.

If your windshield washer tank has a high proportion of water in it, consider mixing in some "serious" winter stuff. It isn't likely that it will freeze in the tank, but it can at the jets or on the windshield. Not being able to see isn't much fun.

Enjoy your trip up Donner Pass....
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