[200q20v] Heated locks?

Mike Miller mikemilr at blackfoot.net
Mon Dec 18 17:20:51 EST 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Swanson" <75377.3445 at compuserve.com>

> Brrrrrrrrrrr
> Well I had frozen locks this morning.  What a pain.  Now with my car
> every option I know of, CD/phone, what else was there? back in '91.
> Do I have heated locks?  How do I know?  I couldn't remember this morning
> how to get them on, now I know.  But I did pull the handle up and hold it,
> not the pull briefly to turn on method as the book says.  Anyway nothing
> thawed out.
> Did all the 91 200s have heated locks?   The owners manual does say "where
> applicable".  also says that for the heated washer nozzles.
> Maybe they just don't work
> Thanks
> Neil

No problems at all getting my doors open in the 15 below temps and car
covered with snow that we just had here in Montana. Washer squirters worked
great with some "good to -25" washer fluid and I'm sure the Mobil 1 15w50
aided in the easy starts on those sub zero mornings. People keep asking me
if I need to plug my car in - they all have block heaters installed. The Q
just starts right up and goes great with the studded snows on. The steering
was a little stiff ( and noisy)until things warmed up a little. And the new
Tranny was difficult to shift the first 2-3 minutes down the driveway. I'll
likely switch to Redline after a 3k break in period.

mike miller
quattro'ing in chilly Montana

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