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Question Parking @ Bullocks Flat for Ski Tube

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by SnowBound, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. SnowBound

    SnowBound One of Us

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    Hey guys, (mods feel free to merge if this is being answered somewhere else)

    I'm driving (and leaving) car at the Bullocks Flat car park for the first time and catching the tube to Perisher where i'll be staying for 5 nights from August 1st.

    Question is, will I need anti-freeze for my car whilst it's parked there or is at a low enough altitude? Car is 2012 Audi A1.

    Any other info ill need is much appreciated :cheers:
     
  2. Slalom

    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Put it in. Better to be safe than sorry. Nothing worse than enjoying a great week of skiing only to return to your car and the radiator is frozen.
     
  3. WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Pretty certain most car coolant is anti freeze/anti boil(check with your service manual regarding what coolant was used and its operating temperature range.
    And the altitude of Bullocks Flats is quite low compared to Perisher,so you should not have to put anything extra into any compartment,
    You can maybe put a little white vineager in the windscreen washer water but probably unnecessary.

    P.s its not really a good idea to mix to different types of coolant in your vehicle and may void your warranty.
     
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    Answer is yes.
     
  5. Donza

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    Car would have it in it.
     
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    Car would have it in it.
     
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    It's been years since cars used water for their coolant.
     
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    If your car gets serviced by a mechanic/dealer than it would have it in it.
     
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    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    It'd still have the original factory-fill coolant in at 2 years, which will offer more than enough protection against freezing up.
     
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    What makes coolant anti-boil also makes it anti-freeze. For extreme cold, need greater % concentration to water. Should be fine with the standard mix at Bullocks Flat, but to ease your mind, just splash an extra bit of concentrate into the radiator.
     
  11. PaulB36

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    No need to do anything special with your car at Bullocks or at any ski resort in Australia. I spent 10 years in the North East of US which got much colder for longer periods and nobody did anything special there (unlike other parts of the US and Canada that needed engine block heaters and snow tyres).
     
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    awesome! great info
     
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    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just take blowtorch with you incase
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmmm I speak from experience when I say, that I suspect your engine oil (in that region) was a slightly different consistency, then that used in the warmer parts of the world :) you just may not have noticed.

    I say this cause I didn't change the oil from my Arizona truck when I went to Crested Butte, and a couple of days of neg 40 degrees turned it too treacle but a quick trip to Gunnison (after heating the sump with a camp stove) and some merriment from the local mechanic fixed that problem.

    One thing that is worthwhile in the snow in aus is actually to put windscreen wiper additive to stop that water freezing any of the detergents work.
     
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    Pitty the poor sod with no antifreeze/ coolant camped at the Diggins Sunday morning. Saw him at the entrance, steam billowing out the front end. Car parked few kms up the road that arvo. But it was a very cold morning.
     
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