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Old November 5th, 2016, 13:06   #16
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Yeah, I have a low-stress environment to work in! Unless you get wound up by having wolves and bear around you
I'm a forester, this was the scenery I got to spend my day in yesterday.
Nice...a little jealous of the scenery, but I don't envy the cold. I was sniveling this morning and it was only 2 centigrade.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 05:08   #17
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It's not that cold around here, maybe about -20C during the coldest period. Now it's just a few degrees below freezing, that's better than a few degrees above freezing because the air is drier. Good clothing is all it takes
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Old November 6th, 2016, 18:33   #18
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Mild.. -20C is our "normal" temperature December through mid March. -35C from time to time. Haven't seen -40C for a few years. January 2004 had four continuous days at -52C - no diesels running in that week. My dentist moved here from northern Sweden - said he was tired of the long nights in Winter back home (we're only 53N).
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Old November 6th, 2016, 22:55   #19
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I agree, it is pretty mild which is nice, less work with heating and basically no risk of frostbite.
I grew up in the north, almost by the arctic circle and the winters up there are cold and dark. You really don't want to shut your car off during the day when it's below - 40c if there aren't any outlets nearby

But I am thinking of moving up there again, we've had lousy winters around here the last 5 years and I can't stand it. When it's too warm for snow it only rains and it is dark and moody week in and week out.
This year is different, we probably have a foot of snow by now. Looks promising!
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Old November 18th, 2016, 08:22   #20
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I wasn't happy with the mileage on this car it has the same engine as our Golf but obviously different drive train being a 4x4. It's also taller and it has rails on the roof so I knew it would use more fuel but lately I've been getting 6.7l/100km or about 36mpg when driving very carefully.
Today I checked the torsion value and it was -3.9 (or -3.7) so I adjusted it to 0.0, I hope that will increase the mileage. Haven't checked the torsion value on our Golf yet but it gets 46mpg without even trying so I hope to get at least over 40 with my Skoda now.
I also cleaned all the grounding points I could find, I have a 17911/P1503 fault code on it. It still charges the battery so I don't know what's wrong, I get over 14V over the battery with the engine running.
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Old November 23rd, 2016, 11:32   #21
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I found a broken wire in the harness from the alternator, about half-way to the engine bay fuse box. That also fixed another fault code that I noticed it had stored, I think it was a 01314.
I was eager to see what the adjusted torsion value led to so I fuelled up when the tank was half empty. Old mileage 6.7/100km, new mileage 6.1l/100km (39mpg?)!
That was after a road trip to Stockholm so mostly highway driving but also some rush hour traffic in the city.
It'll be interesting to follow up that during the winter.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 08:23   #22
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I need more ground clearance!
The 4x4 system is quite handy, I can feel how it shifts more power to the rear axle sometimes if I go around a turn fast enough for the front end to loose grip. This happens way before the traction control system cuts power and starts braking. I haven't gotten stuck yet so I don't know how good or bad the system is in those situations, the net is full of people complaining that it's not a real 4wd. I'm happy with it so far!
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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:30   #23
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Thanks again for sharing.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 03:04   #24
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Swapped the spotlights to a led light bar, it's a 75w cree bar. Not as bright but better than with just the stock lights, that's for sure.
Doesn't look Swedish enough without the spotlights though!
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 09:19   #25
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Doesn't look Swedish enough without the spotlights though!
That's true!
We do like our aux lights here, in the land of eternal darkness (@winter)
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How does that car compare to the Golf in size? The nose looks kind of like a Passat, but I am not sure what the back looks like.
I am trying to figure out what the equivalent VW model is.
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It's about the same size as a Jetta/Golf wagon, the running gear is shared with mk5 Golf.
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Interesting. It looks (to me) like it shares a lot of the Passat's styling. I like it.
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How does that car compare to the Golf in size? The nose looks kind of like a Passat, but I am not sure what the back looks like.
I am trying to figure out what the equivalent VW model is.
This generation of Octavia (MkII) is based on the MkV Golf wagon, same wheelbase and all. Cargo volume with the seats down is 1630L (1550L for the Golf). Škodas are always a bit roomier.
The current MkIII Octavia has a longer wheelbase than the Golf MkVII and therefore has more room in the back row and more cargo volume. (Golf wagon: 1620L, Octavia wagon: 1740L)
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We have a 1-car garage, was going to make it bigger last summer but didn't have the time. Maybe next year
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