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Old February 7th, 2007, 21:24   #1
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Default It's -44, and I want to leave car running and lock doors - how?

When I run in to get my coffee from the local coffee shop on my way to work, I want to leave my car running, and lock the doors...is this possible with any combination of regular keys, valet key, and remotes?????

Also, I have found the only way to increase the idle is to turn on all the electrical accessories, defrost, mirrors, seats, and fan. This only increases idle by 100 or 200 RPM. Is there another way?

Thought of putting in command start, but with the idle so low, it would be pointless...wouldn't it be neat, start it remotely, and increase or decrease the idle speed with the remote as well....

No "shouldn't leave your car idleing blah blah blah" please...it was -44 this week, can't see it being good to shut off the car after running for only 2 minutes....to start again 2 minutes later...
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Old February 7th, 2007, 21:32   #2
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This is where a drive-thru that sells good coffee would sure be nice!!

No solution here, but you have my sympathy. Sorry.

Please tell us, does your heater ever work and does your engine warm

up at all? Most of us will NEVER experience temps like yours..

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Old February 7th, 2007, 21:38   #3
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I do this on occasion when I don't have time to do a proper 2 minute turbo cooldown. I use my valet key to manually lock door with my regular key in the ignition with vehicle running.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 22:03   #4
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I do this on occasion when I don't have time to do a proper 2 minute turbo cooldown. I use my valet key to manually lock door with my regular key in the ignition with vehicle running.
thanks, i will give that a try. When you say lock the door, you mean put the key in the door and turn, like the "old days" before everyone got key fobs???

My GM truck is nice cause i can start it with the normal key, and use the key fob to lock the door while it runs...

Heater Work? nope...have the front rad completly blocked and after 20 mins on the highway, lucky to get the temp gauge up at all, thank god for heated seats, or the car would have been sold months ago....
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Old February 7th, 2007, 22:40   #5
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A few minutes idle under those conditions is not a problem. Hope you have a garage and a block heater up there. If your garage is well built, small, I used a 8k btu Kerosun. It would run 34 hrs on 2.5 gals and I would start it just before midnight. At 6 am the garage was tolerable and one tank lasted all week. Great for warming tools and hands when working under those conditions. Kerosuns are very safe. Its cheaper than a block heater all night and you can set that by timer for 4 am. I also saw a battery heater at JC Whitney that can come on with the block heater, and OH you need the 0W oil. By the by the new 507 5W30 is actually better than than the 506.01 0W30 by 9 F.

You could use the Valet key in the ignition and the remote to unlock as you approach the car.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 05:20   #6
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The second post from our freezing neighbors that reports temps at or below -40C (-40C = -40F).
I was curious about the freeze protection of our G12 antifreeze, so I googled around and found that a 50/50 mix of G12 is good to -29.5F.

Anyone else have any other sources, or numbers to share?
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Old February 8th, 2007, 06:29   #7
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A few minutes idle under those conditions is not a problem. Hope you have a garage and a block heater up there. If your garage is well built, small, I used a 8k btu Kerosun. It would run 34 hrs on 2.5 gals and I would start it just before midnight. At 6 am the garage was tolerable and one tank lasted all week. Great for warming tools and hands when working under those conditions. Kerosuns are very safe. Its cheaper than a block heater all night and you can set that by timer for 4 am. I also saw a battery heater at JC Whitney that can come on with the block heater, and OH you need the 0W oil. By the by the new 507 5W30 is actually better than than the 506.01 0W30 by 9 F.

You could use the Valet key in the ignition and the remote to unlock as you approach the car.


Oddly,my remote won't work with a key in the ignition,motor running or not.

When I leave my car running,I lock it manually with the "second" key.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 06:47   #8
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Oddly,my remote won't work with a key in the ignition,motor running or not.

When I leave my car running,I lock it manually with the "second" key.
Thanks, remotes seem to go "dead" when car is running...that is one of the first things I tried...
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Old February 8th, 2007, 07:03   #9
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yup..remote goes dead when theres another key in the ignition...start her up with one key and use the other key to manually (turn) the lock to the locked position...
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Old February 8th, 2007, 09:55   #10
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Thats why I and others will tell you 70% coolant -30% deinonized water. But its not advisable to go higher as water activates coolant - read at Zerox site very good. Although the manual says 60% max the bottle says 70%.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 10:27   #11
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I came across a Starbucks that had bought out and moved into a bank. They had turned the teller window into a drivethrough.

Nice.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 12:27   #12
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Thats why I and others will tell you 70% coolant -30% deinonized water. But its not advisable to go higher as water activates coolant - read at Zerox site very good. Although the manual says 60% max the bottle says 70%.
With an Address in FLA, you probably mix the stuff in 1% increments.



Thanks for the info, I hope others can use it.
(50/50 is good for Michigan)
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Old February 14th, 2007, 00:49   #13
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You can also lock the car by pressing the lock button on the passenger door and closing it after you do so. But again, you'll need a key to unlock the car.
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Old February 14th, 2007, 00:54   #14
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On my A4, you can lock the car with another key while it's running using the slot on the outside of the drivers door.

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Also, I have found the only way to increase the idle is to turn on all the electrical accessories, defrost, mirrors, seats, and fan. This only increases idle by 100 or 200 RPM. Is there another way?
I've never tried it with the Jetta, but with my Cummins, I use a stick between the pedal and the seat to raise the idle. Guys with power seats have used the seat switch to vary the rpm....
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