7 deg F ... car starts first try !

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by J999w, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. J999w

    J999w Guest

    '92 Legacy wagon.

    First cold morning since I bought the car in July for $1,000.

    211k miles.

    Started right up ... Vrrrroooomm !!

    WhoooHooo !

    J999w, Dec 12, 2003
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    TG Guest

    Don't vehicles usually start easily at 7F? TG
    TG, Dec 13, 2003
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    D.K. Guest

    Glad you are glad. In principle, there is nothing too
    unusual here. Ten years ago, my Subaru GL I bought for $200
    served entire winter here, in Madison, WI. On average, we have
    1.5F colder winters than you guys do. Hope you get more of yours
    than I did when the transmission failed in April :)

    D.K., Dec 13, 2003
  4. J999w

    J999w Guest

    Don't vehicles usually start easily at 7F? TG
    When the car is 11years old with > 200k miles and you've only had it in warm
    temps so far ... you just never know what's going to happen !

    J999w, Dec 13, 2003
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    pheasant Guest

    '86GL Wagon

    Even when it hits -40 here in ND with Mobil 1 10-40; (sometimes the 15-50
    if I've been lazy) I've never even plugged the beast in and she hits first
    try. Now when it gets 80+........... runs a bit rich, doesn't like warm
    just like me. :)
    pheasant, Dec 13, 2003
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    WRXtreme Guest

    Being a fellow North Dakotan, I have to agree w/ pheasant, I run Amsoil 0-50
    year round and never even bother plugging my car in, fires up every time.
    WRXtreme, Dec 13, 2003
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    TG Guest

    BUT, wouldn't plugging it in on a 1 hour timer be so much nicer to the
    vehicle? TG
    TG, Dec 13, 2003
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    pheasant Guest


    Has 110k and the only oil the engine loses is when the valve cover gaskets
    start leaking. :) Those aluminum jugs warm up fast enough for me.
    pheasant, Dec 14, 2003
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    It should. Nothing special.
    I live in Alberta. 7F temp in winter is humdrum thing.
    Tony Hwang, Dec 14, 2003
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