Oilpan4
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:24 am

I use something called beer grease.
It's about $100 for a 2 ounce tube. I get it from work.
It's food contact grade grease.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:06 am

If it's safe for rubber then it's food grade silicone grease.
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Oilpan4
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:44 am

What I can find out about beer grease is it appears to contain silicone oils and beef fat along with some preservatives.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:02 am

Oilpan4 wrote:What I can find out about beer grease is it appears to contain silicone oils and beef fat along with some preservatives.


Yuck. Pretty old school, like oakum...
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SalisburySam
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:08 am

Silly me. I saw “beer grease” and concluded you have to drink a beer while applying the grease.

I’ll leave now.
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:13 am

I have used the gummi stuff for years, mostly for sticking door seals, but also used it on the Leaf.

https://www.amazon.com/nextzett-9148061 ... mmi+pledge

FYI our Leaf in snow at -23F or -30C can go 28 miles from 100% to 10% :)
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:16 am

BrockWI wrote:I have used the gummi stuff for years, mostly for sticking door seals, but also used it on the Leaf.

https://www.amazon.com/nextzett-9148061 ... mmi+pledge


I assume the stuff is actually "slipperi" rather than "gummi" then? That's confusing. ;-)
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:22 am

LOL yes, my understanding it is a food grade silicone, but it does make the rubber slippery rather than sticky and makes water hard to freeze to the rubber. I also coat the metal surface opposite from the seal as well.
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lost first bar @ 72k
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:51 am

Now that it's warmer and everything has melted, I learned something today. I learned that you don't use your keys to pry open the charge door when it's stuck shut. Please learn from my mistake. The good thing is , is that what broke off is just plastic.

I took a pic of what I did but no where to post it?
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Re: Cold climate owners' experience wanted

Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:42 pm

I took a pic of what I did but no where to post it?


You have to use a third party image hosting service like IMGUR (NOT Photobucket) and link the image to here. This topic is fine.
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