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    Thread: New enland winter + air ride = ??

    1. Junior Member The Fonzz's Avatar
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      09-26-2012 06:45 PM #1
      im new to the air ride i was wondering if any one had problems with the lines freezing up or compresser getting too cold, im running a bagriders v2 accuair set up for a daily driver in the harsh new england winters.

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      09-27-2012 12:52 AM #2
      only real issue i could see if water were to get in the lines/bags. But, that would a while to do damage to the bags. Just empty your traps/tank on a weekly basis and you will be fine.
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      09-27-2012 01:13 PM #3
      Havent' experienced any winters on my setup but my plan is to add some fluid to the first buffer tank to prevent the water freezing in the bottom of it and a bit to the water traps. Also empty the tanks very very frequently.

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      09-28-2012 02:03 AM #4
      is that the stuff used in the truck airlines in cold weather? I was told about that by a local who used it.
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      10-03-2012 05:54 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Bierce IV View Post
      is that the stuff used in the truck airlines in cold weather? I was told about that by a local who used it.
      Yup, just put a little bit inside the air tank worked for me last winter with my MKVI GTI on air

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      10-04-2012 07:05 AM #6
      You can always add extra water traps if your really concerned. A trap for each compressor and one between your tank and manifold, drain any water from your tank regularly and your system will stay nice and dry. The air brake antifreeze stuff works great, I put a little in every year, but I'm in NJ and it's not that cold.
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      10-07-2012 07:33 PM #7
      Hey thanks guys for the input.

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      10-09-2012 04:25 PM #8
      Just to add to this.. what if I don't have water traps?

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      10-09-2012 04:28 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BMP_3918 View Post
      Just to add to this.. what if I don't have water traps?
      Add them.

      FWIW 2+ years in NE winters and 0 problems.

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      10-09-2012 04:36 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Nanozic View Post
      Add them.

      FWIW 2+ years in NE winters and 0 problems.
      Ok, I will do that then. Thanks I had water traps on my MKVI GTI, but not on my MKVI Jetta.

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