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Re: Winterizing Suggestions (archive)

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Posted by Eric on October 24, 2000 at 19:24:08:

In Reply to: Winterizing Suggestions posted by Jon on October 24, 2000 at 17:51:39:

The SP5000's are supposed to be lousy in the snow, and the East is supposed to get a pretty heavy winter - my feeling is that it's better to spend the bucks and get snows. Plus, it will save your alloys from getting chewed up by road salt. I have a brand new set of SP5000s myself, and I plan to buy Nokians next month. If you are due for an oil change, you may want to switch to a lower range (5w-30 or 0w-30). Make sure you check your antifreeze.

You know, regular stuff. Oh, and don't forget to enter the secret BMW winterization code into your OBC.


This will be my first full winter with my '94 525iT since I bought her last year.
Can anyone suggest any general or specific winterization tips for me and the folks on the East Coast of the board...
Do I need a dedicated set of snows in Eastern PA, or are my Dunlop SP5000's adequate..?
Any BMW quirks in the cold I should be aware of..?
How about a stiff driver door lock fix..?
Chattering valves on initial 3 sec's on start up..?
Thanks for any suggestions....
Jon '94 525iT (Soon to be Sharked!!!)

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