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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.
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is it easier spin out of control in a turn on ice then front wheel steering?
what weight oil are you using? Just get 4 snow tires. All front wheel drive cars should have 4 snow tires anyway.
 

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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 :D
 

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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.
 

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thanks pals, i love this car and plan on keeping it going for the next 5 years till i can get my collector plates.
 

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Wibla,

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.
 

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my ABS isnt working, I wasnt even aware it had ABS when i bought the car :D
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.
 

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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 :(
 

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clicks?

like top end (valvetrain) rattle? probs just the hydraulic lifters, i presume they are hydraulic coz my car rattles a bit when i first start it up

you can get additives to help free up the lifters, but so long as your using good oil and let it warm up properly before you flog it then i wouldnt worry
 

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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
 

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In Vancouver you shouldn't need a block heater. 0w-5w and 30-40-50 weight oils should all be ok. There's a forum in here somewhere talking about oils that's pretty good. There's filter info on line, that's quite helpful too, you might want to check them out for up to date comparisons. For tires, I got the coopers too, they seem ok and I live just north of you in Squamish. Gl. I got my dads 89 mx6 gt, but no 4ws, a while ago when he was told not to drive any more. "gettin to old" lol. I like "mine" too. And the all important 4ws question was answered in this forum and I agree 'it should be better' and I haven't seen anywhere that sais other wise.
 

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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
i would prefer if you leveraged your opinion with a video and not a declarative statement. otherwise your post is nothing but a boastful dream.
 

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i would prefer if you leveraged your opinion with a video and not a declarative statement. otherwise your post is nothing but a boastful dream.
First of all , why dont you dick off with your words that im sure u pulled straight from the damm thesauras . Second of all , i do not understand how this is a boastful dream ? if its true , then its reality dum ass . and just to put my foot in ur ass , as soon as i get back to canada i will take a video of it .
 
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