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Old 01-14-2014, 12:05 AM
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Try leaving parking brake off. Unless it's on a steep hill of course!
Parking brake was not set. But I did have snow caked in my rims. So I assume when I parked the car some of the snow dropped onto the rotor between the pad.
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

The transmission temp is available in the VIC.

The V8 8 speed allows 8th gear once warm [it will allow it at about 50 on flat ground] and I don't notice any difference in shifting patterns whatsoever after the entire vehicle is warmed up--which takes considerably longer than just warming up the engine so the heat comes on.

Dunno about the V6, but model not stated.
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

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my very first shift from 1 to 2 in the mornings is a little rough, other than that it behaves as normal. (note haven't seen anything lower than 15F)
Go north young man, go north.

Kewl think about snow/ice once you get down to 15-20 below is that if no one has messed with it, the stuff is about as slippery as concrete. Unfortunately most places insist on messing with it, plus much traffic will warm the stuff up to where it gets slippery again.
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

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Last few days it's been between - 30 to - 40. My car sits outside, everytime I get in my car my brake pads freeze to the rotor. Makes a horrible pop sound when I first take off. Anyone else experience this?
Yes.
  • And the fuel door freezes shut unless you pop it with a hunk of soft plastic.
  • And ice builds up along the back of the rear doors on the inside where they can freeze shut.
  • And although the defrosting of the front window is notably improved over the older Jeeps, it still isn't aircraft grade [adding a bit of pure isopropyl to washer fluid helps]
  • And the windshield wipers freeze to the front and rear windows. [they seem pretty sturdy if you pop them carefully with your work ID badge]
  • And the rear windows seem to pick up fluid flow and freeze shut a lot after being parked.
  • And the rear gate freezes shut.
  • And the park assist seems unduly sensitive to building up ice and complaining.
  • And it will build up ice in the wheel wells enough that the ice rubs against both the tires and the ground.
  • And the entire vehicle just CREAKS worse than my aging bones do in the mornings.
But, the heated wheel and seats sure make a lot of brownie points with the missus.


And I'm learning to trust this thing in nasty weather pretty much as much as I did the ZJ that used to trudge thru snow deep enough to actually drag all along the underneath. At least the V8 has more power when in this mode of amateur snowplow
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

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Parking brake was not set. But I did have snow caked in my rims. So I assume when I parked the car some of the snow dropped onto the rotor between the pad.
Although I like the looks, I'm wondering if I made a mistake with fairly open wheels for winter. Ice builds up inside them and you can feel the slight imbalance. Plus as you note, it will melt onto the rotors and freeze them. Doesn't seem to hurt anything so far and just had them checked for pad issues.
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

My brother had that problem with his Pontiac back when I lived in North Dakota. One time the brakes were frozen so hard we had to drag it into the garage across the snow-covered driveway where we could melt the ice with the heaters in the garage.

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Last few days it's been between - 30 to - 40. My car sits outside, everytime I get in my car my brake pads freeze to the rotor. Makes a horrible pop sound when I first take off. Anyone else experience this?
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

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Yes.
  • And it will build up ice in the wheel wells enough that the ice rubs against both the tires and the ground.
Sounds like Jeep needs to offer heated wheel well liners for the colder climates.
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

I checked my oil and ATF temps on hwy at about -5F today.

ATF was around 107F! (2012 V8 with tranny cooler)
oil was 152-172 depending on which gear I was in. I was running 4th most of the time at 60 on packed snow (172).
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

A check engine light...which later disappeared by itself, according to my wife.

I am worried but not overly so. My Subaru has been going bad as well but not CEL. What's the worst that can happen ? I have 90,000 more miles of warranty :-(
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Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

Although it hasn't been that cold here where I'm at (Mass), we've had plenty of slightly below 0 degree F weather, and I'm happy to report that I've had no issues with my transmission...or anything else. I am running the latest tranny reflash though. The only negative I've experienced is a drop in gas mileage...I'm now averaging about 18 mpg with my V6...30% bumper to bumper traffic / 70% backroads.

Knock on wood!
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A check engine light...which later disappeared by itself, according to my wife.

I am worried but not overly so. My Subaru has been going bad as well but not CEL. What's the worst that can happen ? I have 90,000 more miles of warranty :-(
As long as the CEL isn't blinking, it is usually harmless--particularly if it goes away after a bit. Likely one of the bogus evap sensor readings...
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thanks. I drove the car this morning and it was fine. No stores messages either.
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