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Re: I LOVE these cars!
OK, I have heard people from the east coast talk about massive snow, and now
N. Iowa. My turn, a week and a half ago, we had a winter storm pass through
Fargo, ND. I was at work that evening and ended up staying all night. Went
outside to start the Audi to let it run for a little bit a 11pm. 6 inch
drift behind my car, no big deal. By 5 am, it was up to two feet and 15-20
feet across, big deal. Not to mention the town was shut down. Cops were
arresting people for driving around. Next day I got a ride home by the
owner in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Had to walk part way. Final results: 18
inches of snow, temps well below zero with up to 70 mph gusts. 3 - 4 ft
drifts everywhere. Saw many drifts bigger. A drift so big by my friends
apartment, that they _Tunneled_ through it so they could drive a single lane
of cars through it. No joke. Got back to the Audi the day after to get it
home. First thing I did was to open the hood. The engine compartment was
_Full_ of blown in snow, from ground to hood. I tried starting it, started
up right away. Ran for about two minutes then it died. I figured that it
ran out of air. So I started digging away at the engine bay, and remove the
intake up to the air filter. Remove the snow and reinstalled the intake.
Won't start, tried quite a few times on a couple of different days. Still
won't start. So, on Monday to Audi gets towed to the local shop to get
thawed out. Hopefully that will do the trick.