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    less pump-per-nickel stefan's Avatar
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    Anyone else suffering in this cold?

    My Passat's clutch master cylinder blew up when I went to start it yesterday, but I sort of lucked out and got a tow really fast considering the conditions.
    Also, my brother's A4 came up with a "steering deactivated, do not drive car" error mid-trip, which apparently got a little exciting!
    Two of my staff also called in unable to come to work. One had a seal on the oil filter blow out - never heard of that before. The other, just a dead battery...

    Oh, I should add - Thanks Colin, for speedy parts finding, and Kwick Towing, for surprisingly fast pickup!
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    Default Re: Cold Cars!

    No worries Stefan!

    Keely's R was dead yesterday, had to boost it and move it into the garage to thaw out. The allroad starts like a champ but the front end is definitely sagging overnight, gotta get on the heater core here too.
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    Default Re: Cold Cars!

    Funny, my mom's Q5 also had a disabled steering warning the other day, in the cold. Clearly an issue... I've also had my rack replaced. Same rack in all 3 cars, I believe.
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    -> Past rides: '06 Mazda5, '98 Jetta K2, '01 Jetta TDI, '91 Mazda B2200, '81 Toyota Cressida

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    I think my AC failed lol...

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    Lame! On my old mk4, I had an AC code thrown. They told me that likely the cause was that compressor was working too hard due to cold or frozen up a little. Might have been the case as the code never came back, and AC continued to work once weather warmed up. Here's hoping your issue is similar!
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    -> '05 Urban Grey Passat Wagon TDI. Malone 1.5, De-chained BSM, 5-speed swap!
    -> Past rides: '06 Mazda5, '98 Jetta K2, '01 Jetta TDI, '91 Mazda B2200, '81 Toyota Cressida

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    my battery died last monday morning
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    My Mustang's (winter beater) battery jihaded itself. tried boosting my car and it started bubbling and leaking acid out of the caps... also for that week my steering was alot heavier... i actually preferred the feeling lol
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    The AC did eventually come back to life. So it was the cold but I wasn't expecting it to freeze up at -10...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcraftz View Post
    The AC did eventually come back to life. So it was the cold but I wasn't expecting it to freeze up at -10...
    Strange. I'd have to agree. I think it was in the -30 range when it happened to me. Either way, hope it's just a freak incident and it behaves for you now!
    Stefan
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    -> '05 Urban Grey Passat Wagon TDI. Malone 1.5, De-chained BSM, 5-speed swap!
    -> Past rides: '06 Mazda5, '98 Jetta K2, '01 Jetta TDI, '91 Mazda B2200, '81 Toyota Cressida

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