3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
Hmmmmm.... Heat it up and stick it in Eh? I think I am beginning to LIKE the concept of "Thawing a frozen lock!"
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Les, Silicone spray is a common lube in door locks, however, it can gel up if temperatures get too cold.
Graphite spray is good, but if the lock is frozen, it won't thaw it out. Your best bet in that case is to purchase a small tube of De-Icer, an aerosol-based ice remover. They sell them in most hardware stores, as well as auto parts stores. And some are even small enough you can hang them from your keys.
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Two wheels or Four, I'm happy as long as the throttle is pinned.
the cooking shit PAM also works it won't let water group together/freeze
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I had a terrible time with the latch mechanisms on my first E30 in the winter..... the latches would freeze open after I'd open the door, so the door wouldn't really shut--only bounced off the striker (seemed to only do it single digit temps and below).... ended up using a hair dryer on them for a couple minutes at a time....
a few times while running late to work in the mornings, I had to actually hold the door while driving.... I don't like winter
The trunk lock on my e30 gets frozen as well (I live in Maine).
I have yet to find a way to fix it, and I've found that lock de-icer is hit or miss, my girlfriend's Jetta (scoff) continued to not let her into the car after a good amount of time with the de-icer. The good thing is my doors don't ice up, so I can at least get into the car.
I don't think it can 'cause any permanent damage, my car is 15 years young and it's been through that many Maine winters and still manages to open fine (when it's not iced up).
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