Frozen Doors Shut

Max Hoepli mhoepli at
Wed Dec 17 11:50:16 PST 2008

Glycerine has helped the doors to open at freezing temps.





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Subject: [Audi Owers USA] RE: Frozen Doors Shut


I have rubbed glycerine into all the door rubber seals on door and car door
frame side. Glycerine bottle from Shoppers Drug Mart looks like it was
bought in the 1980's. Have to wait until it starts to freeze to find out



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Subject: [WT-Audifans] RE: Frozen Doors Shut

I lubed the doors locks by spraying oil spray into doors locks.

I'll silicone treat the rubber when opportunity comes.
Appreciate help.


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Subject: Re: Frozen Doors Shut

Common on type 44's. To avoid it in the future, get some Silicone spray
(I like the stuff they sell at electrical supply houses, it's very pure),
spray down the rubber gaskets a couple times with the stuff. It gets
absorbed, so you won't stain anything, renews the gaskets as an added

Hit up the sunroof, trunk and window gaskets while you're at it, they get
stuck too.

You might want to check the condition of your evaporator door flap
spring, when this spring breaks, it ups the interior humidity
considerably, adding to the condition.

Good time to lube the internals of the door handle and it's mechanisms

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On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:34:14 -0500 "Max Hoepli" <mhoepli at vif.
<> com> writes:
> Hi all,
> When it is freezing outside the Type 44 Turbo Quattro's doors can't 
> open, it
> seems to be clinging at the front edge, seems to be opening by rear 
> edge of
> door.
> Comments? 
> I leave it. I don't want to pull too hard, just some light force to 
> open..
> I remove all the snow on windows so there is possibility of sun's 
> rays
> warming car inside.

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