k so last month i was lucky 2 fall into an 1 gen 4ws and am having to get winters and rims.Since we had a crazy winter last year here in Vancouver, and i don't want to hit any curbs of course its instant love with this car. I hate when i start the engine cold it clicks just like my old b2200 [oil pump maybe?] but never happens in warm weather.
I love this car and will get a block heater if that is what it takes.
thanks for your insight
Get 0W-30 or 5W-30 fully synthetic oil, also get a block heater, that helps alot.
Get some good winter tires, 185/65-15, studded if you have too, just dont cheap out, its gonna bite you in the ass later.
The 4WS + ABS brakes should mean the car handles better than a regular mx6 on snow actually.
And, remember, if it feels like its going too fast, its probably too late to start braking
I have four snow specific tires and rims on my 88 4ws 626. It handles like a dream but super loud on the highway. I need to get some better oil in my car. The 4ws is a great safety feature in the winter, it allows more control around corners.
Not sure how your liking the ABS in the winter. I HATE abs in teh winter. I like to pump the brakes rather then slide uncontrollably into the intersection with abs whirring about. I used to just pull the abs fuse, but i have since removed the abs system entirely.
my ABS isnt working, I wasnt even aware it had ABS when i bought the car
I cut all teh sensors off finally and removed the ABS unit. YOu can actually save 50 lbs by taking it out. I was able to bend the old line up the the master cylinder no problem. You do however need a NON-ABS proportioning valve. Located on teh firewall.
Yeh. Im hearing noises when turning the wheel now, so im dreading that the front steering rack is going out. Then i can just scrap the car, a new rack is probably worth its weight in gold at a dealership
Dude , if your gonna buy tires , get cooper weathermasters. i swear to god i put some on my sisters neon and no word of a lie , i can move easily through 2 feet of snow .And im talking with ease . If u dont beleive me i will post a vid lol