Thread: G vs. snow storm

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    Default G vs. snow storm

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    snow storm, west quebec, Dec 21. We had over a foot in just a few hours....went out to play

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    And how'd it do whitehorse?
    A vehicle’s worth is not what you put into it, but what it put into you.
    1980 300GD "Radio Flyer"; sold, but not forgotten
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    How well does the cabin heater fare in that mil spec cabrio drving in those cold low speed conditions?
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    Its great in "normal" winters, warm down to -15 c in the entire cab, in a Yukon winter, like -40c the front stays warm, but the back is pretty cool, then again, I would expect to be dressed for it. It will start, without warm up or starting aids, with winter weight Diesel down to -27c, but expect a looooooong glow plug cycle time.

    The heating fan is a bit loud on its full power setting, but hey...its Mil-Spec....It just means that when my lady yells at me when she's driving, (like when I'm being a back seat driver) she has an excuse to yell

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    Fun !!!!!

    it was the wet kinda snow that the lockers are made for !

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    Trust me the civilian blower motors aren't any quieter

    I 2nd the notion of being properly dressed. In my G I'm always comfortable especially when I'm constantly getting in and out of it during snow storms. In my s-class I always end up getting too hot because it is insulated too well.

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    also have a 461 short "wolf" with canvas top and as long as it’s not colder than -15 it works but you get frost bite on your leg that’s located closest to the door as there is no insulation in it.
    1989 - Mercedes geländewagen 240gd "Wolf" swb

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    you drove it from whitehorse to Québec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada G View Post
    you drove it from whitehorse to Québec?
    not quite....I tow it behind our Bronco, a little more comfortable...longest drive with it, 2,800 km from Vancouver to Whitehorse, in 3 days.

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