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That's what my car sounded like when it started this morning. Here's why:

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I haven't even bothered to try to start my car today.

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Try starting a V8 whose carburetor sticks and whose crankcase is full of 10w40 and whose starter is near death in this cold.

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Try starting a diesel in this freakin cold!

My diesel Escort had an engine block heater..kept it plugged in in the winter.

The coldest I remember starting a car was in '93 in NE Ohio...was -25F, cold and sunny. My '86 Mustang LX college car (2.3 4cyl, carby) started, ran roughly. But the power steering was frozen and couldn't shift. Took the bus instead that day.

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My diesel Escort had an engine block heater..kept it plugged in in the winter.

The coldest I remember starting a car was in '93 in NE Ohio...was -25F, cold and sunny. My '86 Mustang LX college car (2.3 4cyl, carby) started, ran roughly. But the power steering was frozen and couldn't shift. Took the bus instead that day.

93 was a horrible winter... I'll never forget the several days in a row 1 week where the wind chills were like -10, and our bus never showed up to pick us up for school... we were waiting outside for 45-60 minutes only to find out no one was coming.

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I guess I was lucky last night...

-7, and she started right up...

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93 was a horrible winter... I'll never forget the several days in a row 1 week where the wind chills were like -10, and our bus never showed up to pick us up for school... we were waiting outside for 45-60 minutes only to find out no one was coming.

I remember several times that winter bundling up and walking from my apartment and walking to the campus rather than driving or trying to catch the bus.... I lived about 1 1/2 miles from the campus, and had an on-campus parking permit as I was a grad student at the time and a teaching assistant. Got a lot more more snow and cold in NE Ohio from '89-94 that I remember than when I was in SE Michigan from '94-97 (had ice storms there, but less snow in general, more gray).

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Yep, -7 here this morning and the car started up fine.

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I was told the Mercury wasn't too happy about being woken up this morning. Haven't run the Prizm since last week, and the other cars the week before.

Hope the Prizm starts, I need it today.

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Try starting a V8 whose carburetor sticks and whose crankcase is full of 10w40 and whose starter is near death in this cold.

I have one of those- it just takes a bit of talent and experience. :neenerneener:

Actually the diesel started fine - just insanely loudly.

The Duramax is actually the easiest diesel to start in the cold of any I've ever dealt with, and I have never needed to plug it in.

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I was told the Mercury wasn't too happy about being woken up this morning. Haven't run the Prizm since last week, and the other cars the week before.

Hope the Prizm starts, I need it today.

Is the battery pretty new?

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Is the battery pretty new?

It's probably 5 or so years old.

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It is currently -11 here (not counting windchill).

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Is that a Cobalt, Frank?

:yes:, with the optional white-faced gauges.

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Guys, come on!!

Your cars all had better start at ~0F, The Ford Escape that I use for work started at -43C, (-45.4F), not plugged in!

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Guys, come on!!

Your cars all had better start at ~0F, The Ford Escape that I use for work started at -43C, (-45.4F), not plugged in!

Uh... -43C?

EDIT: Nevermind.. you prob meant -13 ;) I forget about numberpads since I have been using my laptop for years!

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Uh... -43C?

EDIT: Nevermind.. you prob meant -13 ;) I forget about numberpads since I have been using my laptop for years!

-43C sounds plausable for Canada...my friends from Regina have told me about horrific winter cold. I don't know how people live there. With windchill, doesn't it get down to -100 or -200C in some places in Ca in the winter?

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Try starting a diesel in this freakin cold!

Screech, Screech, Purrrr, Knock Knock, Hurr hurrrr, hurrr, psssssssssssssst

Screech, Screech, Purrrr, Knock Knock, Hurr hurrrr, hurrr, psssssssssssssst

Screech, Screech, Purrrr, Knock Knock, Hurr hurrrr, hurrr, psssssssssssssst

Screech, Screech, Purrrr, Knock Knock, Hurr hurrrr, hurrr, psssssssssssssst

Vroom Vroooooooom Vroooooooooooooooooooooom.

Couldn't resist that.

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:yes:, with the optional white-faced gauges.

That's what I thought.. it looks like my sister's G5!

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