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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   If you weren't already sick of snow this winter, here's something you may not have known: It'll set your damn car on fire   (startribune.com) divider line
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2011-02-22 08:20:18 PM  
Or: Retards usually end up wrecking their shiat by being all retarded.
 
2011-02-22 08:21:14 PM  
yep.
Welcome to the up north.
 
2011-02-22 08:41:06 PM  
It wasn't magic in that old silk hat they found, it was the disembodied soul of an arsonist who took control of the snowman to continue his evil ways.

DAMN YOU, FROSTY!
 
2011-02-22 09:20:58 PM  
All this is, is Dust for the win.

/Dude.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2011-02-23 12:40:47 AM  

Dust: Or: Retards usually end up wrecking their shiat by being all retarded.


It's really not that hard.
 
2011-02-23 04:20:28 AM  

FNG: It's really not that hard.


To be a retard?
 
2011-02-23 04:29:21 AM  
Snow? Whazat? Been 50 degrees in Portland all winter.
 
2011-02-23 04:34:21 AM  
Some people really don't know how to handle winter.
 
2011-02-23 05:22:08 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Snow? Whazat? Been 50 degrees in Portland all winter.


Uh huh. Check back in about 12 hours and post that again.

/sarcasm meter froze.
 
2011-02-23 06:21:11 AM  
Dust for president.
 
2011-02-23 06:37:05 AM  
Ok, here's how you can have your very own carbeque and stay nice and warm next time your caught in the snow.


Floor the car as hard as you can, more horsepower! The resulting ruts dug directly under your tires will work perfectly to make sure your car goes nowhere with a lot of noise.

Floor the car going straight backwards as hard as you can, more horsepower! The ruts you dug directly under your tires aren't complete until you can't go backwards either!

Whatever you do, keep your focus dead ahead and don't move that steering wheel! Move that steering wheel just a little bit sideways back and forth will ruin those perfectly formed ruts you just made.

Rinse and repeat, more horsepower, dead ahead and do it again! The snow will fear you as you repeat the same thing digging yourself deeper and deeper into the carbeque club.
 
2011-02-23 07:03:48 AM  
well that's just a tad counter intuitive
 
2011-02-23 08:17:19 AM  

onyxruby: Ok, here's how you can have your very own carbeque and stay nice and warm next time your caught in the snow.


Floor the car as hard as you can, more horsepower! The resulting ruts dug directly under your tires will work perfectly to make sure your car goes nowhere with a lot of noise.

Floor the car going straight backwards as hard as you can, more horsepower! The ruts you dug directly under your tires aren't complete until you can't go backwards either!

Whatever you do, keep your focus dead ahead and don't move that steering wheel! Move that steering wheel just a little bit sideways back and forth will ruin those perfectly formed ruts you just made.

Rinse and repeat, more horsepower, dead ahead and do it again! The snow will fear you as you repeat the same thing digging yourself deeper and deeper into the carbeque club.


I work at a lot of festivals in the summer in the UK so I see a lot of vehicles stuck in the mud. I finally know what they are trying to do! It is to scare the mud with their show of horsepower!

I can hear them now like angels singing in my mind...

DIG DIG INTO THE MUD/SNOW
WHERE WE GO NOBODY KNOWS
DOWN DOWN DOWN WE GO
INTO THE DEPTHS
 
2011-02-23 08:29:02 AM  

Minimally Hairy Beer-Powered Simian: well that's just a tad counter intuitive


If you think your car works by magic, sure.
 
2011-02-23 08:38:03 AM  

onyxruby: Ok, here's how you can have your very own carbeque and stay nice and warm next time your caught in the snow.


Floor the car as hard as you can, more horsepower! The resulting ruts dug directly under your tires will work perfectly to make sure your car goes nowhere with a lot of noise.

Floor the car going straight backwards as hard as you can, more horsepower! The ruts you dug directly under your tires aren't complete until you can't go backwards either!

Whatever you do, keep your focus dead ahead and don't move that steering wheel! Move that steering wheel just a little bit sideways back and forth will ruin those perfectly formed ruts you just made.

Rinse and repeat, more horsepower, dead ahead and do it again! The snow will fear you as you repeat the same thing digging yourself deeper and deeper into the carbeque club.


There was a jackass outside my house last night doing that for 1/2 hour at 2:30 AM. I wanted to strangle him. However, towards the middle, I DID hear a loud "CRASH!!" followed by a woman yelling "You farking dumbass! God, you're a farking idiot!" So... that was fun.

yeah, I know... CSB
 
2011-02-23 09:02:10 AM  
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2011-02-23 09:12:29 AM  
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I found a burned out car from our last snow storm, took a bunch of pics
Car-b-cue pics (new window)
 
2011-02-23 09:58:43 AM  
My C6 with cooler laughs at your transmission problems.
 
2011-02-23 10:03:41 AM  
What the fark? I've been stuck in the snow 100 times, and at no time did I put the car in any danger of catching on fire. How farking stuck would you be by the time you actually caught on fire?
 
2011-02-23 11:22:12 AM  
I spent six years in Minneapolis. People build charcoal fires underneath the oil pan so the car will start in the morning. THAT'S how those car fires start.
 
2011-02-23 11:49:46 AM  

Dust: Or: Retards usually end up wrecking their shiat by being all retarded.


Yup. The "rocking back and forth" trick doesn't work real well with automatic transmissions. Too much heat, etc. Even if you don't catch it on fire, you'll be causing damage to the thing.

If you're going to live in places where you can get apocalyptic snow, some decent winter tires and maybe even a bit more ground clearance will work wonders.
 
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