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Jared Jernagan

My car is trying to kill me

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at 12:01 AM
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  • Ride that darn thing til it is on its last leg, or has its last leg already past. Gotta love British engineering.

    -- Posted by jaredscousin on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 8:35 AM
  • Sounds like you need to keep a blow torch handy. Of course that could lead to some differant issues but you should be able to enter your car through the open door. How's your insurance coverage????

    -- Posted by calcans1 on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 8:56 AM
  • Here's a tip. Your problem is probably moisture on your weatherstrip sealing the door. Take a cloth, pour some antifreeze on it (full strength not the 50/50 kind) and rub it all around the weatherstrip that seals your door. that should end your freezing problem. And by the way, if your car is British, they never were good with electricity in cars.

    -- Posted by Macgyver on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 2:36 PM
  • Funny stuff! Well, at least I'm laughing! Maybe you should trade this car with your wife's car.(if she has one) It seems to need a womans' touch.

    -- Posted by Rome on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 9:44 PM
  • Jared at least this blog has enough "stuff" in it to keep me awake. Maybe it's because I share your pain...

    -- Posted by calcans1 on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 10:28 PM
  • I would suggest taking vaseline and wiping it on the weatherstripping to keep it from sticking. It will not dry out fast and it will keep the strip from sticking. Also, if you need quick access, I do not recommend this often, pour some hot, hot water down the latch area of the door. You will hear alot of cracking sounds from the ice melting but it works instantly. The only problem is if you don't let your car thouroughly warm up the water might freeze back up and you will be in the same boat again. Use PB blaster on your latch and hinges and vaseline on the weatherstrips, it works wonders.

    -- Posted by HelloMcFly on Thu, Dec 18, 2008, at 1:15 PM
  • Very funny stuff. I would be leery of HelloMcFy's advise, you might end up frozen inside the car on the ride home. That would be a great follow up story if that did happen.

    -- Posted by mad-mom on Fri, Dec 19, 2008, at 7:34 AM
  • use a blow dryer to thaw your door. it takes a little time and patience but it works. (i hope you have a long extension cord)

    -- Posted by mike andrews on Fri, Dec 19, 2008, at 10:32 AM
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