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Last friday was a nightmare here.
-25 with a snow storm. every one was in panic and **** loads of accidents.
200 accidents only at Friday. one of them involved 100 cars :facepalm:

Today morning i left to take my wife to work and it was -30. it took 1 minute to start the car and everything was frozen.
My clutch was stuck till i gave it a good kick. the car computer was stuck somehow and the car pepped all the time for no reason :confused:

Took the pictures today after i came back, sorry no pictures of Friday :p











 

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Wow!... you mean it still starts at -30c :lol:
My radio switches channels by itself at -3 ;)

Anyway.... you finnish drivers always drive sideways....whats with the crashing ? :confused: :D :worms:

Gone are the days when you had to worry about diesel waxing. All commercially available diesel now has additives to keep it usable down to about -40C, so you have no need to worry in this country. When I started driving to Austria, not all companies had converted to 'low temp diesel', so I had to settle for the highly illegal practice of adding a gallon of petrol to the truck tank (240 gal) of diesel. Once you can get the engine going, there is no further problem as more diesel is pumped from the tank than the engine uses, and this diesel (that has been warmed a bit by the engine) is returned to the tank and warms the rest up. So you should have no problems.
Its about -22 to -27 degrees, if you have winter diesel, summer diesel as not recommend
Diesel freeze/gel point? - Detailing World
Exact freezing point for diesel in The AnswerBank: How it Works
 

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Interesting stuff. I remember filling diesel generators up in the early hours a few years ago at minus 20. The cheap diesel we used was like syrup. I stupidly tried using it in my car.
 

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-31 was here in Estonia at this morning...

Yes, it starts somehow. But driving with it is a pain, no suspension at all, you are sitting like into wooden box which have wooden wheels, plus interior makes scary cracking noises.

And about windshield and snow and cold weather. You see, Civics's wiper blades are located in so low and cold position in windshield, that hot air cannot reach them. And when is cold and is snowing, the wiper blades will freeze very fast and give you 0 visibility.

They say, that Civic was tested in Finland, Lapland. What actually did they test? Can't find anything:(.
 

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Same problems here mate.

The wiper problem is very annoying. I hate it !!!!
i was driving in the snow storm last Friday and i had to stop every 15 minutes to clean my wipers and windshield from the frozen ice. i think i have to buy new wipers after this winter.

Other problem is the back glass. the snow just pile up there even i clean it very well.

cracking noises comes from everywhere specially the windshield, it feel like it gonna break in half any second.
 

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Yes, the wipers are annoying. I have idea to adjust them a little bit higher position, but as the gap between internal windshield hot air slot and the wipers is quite big, I'm not sure, does it help at all. Maybe covering wipers with some chemistry does help? But nothing helps the "wooden box" ride at winter time and the VTEC lag. Some say, its the design fault.

BTW, You don't have to buy fully new wipers, official Honda service did change the rubbers only, much cheaper and done in 5 minutes.

I have to check how is done the 2012 Civic, it have the back wiper, but I don't know does it have heated windshield. But to be honest, I think the 2012 model is ugly and as far I have heard, the ride is less, but still annoyingly jumping, so seems I'll skip the 2012 model, and will choose 2012 Seat Leon instead, as my second car, 2007 Seat Altea XL, works like a charm, smooth ride, powerful engine, no shocks absorbers problems (2007 model, 42 000 km, and I have changed them every year) etc.
 
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