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Re: Eurolocks and foul weather

All of the door handles seem to be loose and easy to use.  What I hear when
I try to unlock the car is a the air pump compressing air, but not lifting
the latches.  By the time I get in the car they have usually worked their
way up, but then again it hasn't gotten that cold here yet.

'87 5kCSqT

At 01:30 PM 11/16/97 EST, Paul R Anderson wrote:
>I don't think that the air is too cold.   I think the problem is that
>your latches need
>lubrication.  You may have to remove your door handles to get at them but
>wd-40 seems to work well to loosen them up.
>Paul Anderson, Cheyenne, WY  Private email:AndersonPaul@juno.com
>On Sat, 15 Nov 1997 19:43:33 -0500 Harley Cascio <harley@radix.net>
>>Has anyone had the problem of the air in the lines being too cold to 
>>all of the doors?  I have had this happen on the two coldest morning 
>>this year.
>>'87 5kCS Tq
>>At 12:42 PM 11/15/97 +0100, Tom Nas wrote:
>>>Igor Kessel <e6941tb@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>>>>A trick which is used in Russia in the winter to fight a frozen door 
>>>>Heat up the cigarette lighter, firmly push it up against the 
>>keyhole, insert
>>>>and turn the key QUICKLY :)
>>>There's a car show on TV here that thought it a good idea to rehash 
>>>old car-related tips & tricks. Come wintertime, they showed 
>>>stuff, such as de-icing locks, from the seventies. They told us to 
>>take a
>>>cigarette lighter, heat the business end of the key, insert it into 
>>>lock- hey presto.
>>>Next week, there was quite a furore. Apparently, transponder-equipped 
>>>(for central locking and immobilizer) don't take kindly to this kind 
>>>Several clueless people had fried theirs and were faced with a 
>>>bill for replacement...
>>> Tom Nas                                          Zeist, The 
>>> tnas@euronet.nl
>>>1988 Audi 80 1.8S, mostly Tizianrot metallic, 214,000km
>>>    Time is the best teacher.  Unfortunately, it kills all its 
>>>                                        -- Hector-Louis Berlioz