|01-13-2013 10:19 PM|
omg i cant wait for warm weather , i installed the brand new battery out of my camaro in the dodge for now and had instaleld an oil pan heater , car will not start again the fuel is freezing right up in the fuel rail and injectors.
need to figur out how to stop that short of using the hair dryer blowing on the rails/injectors im out of ideas
its so damn cold today that the hair dryer pointed directly at the rails didnt help
|01-10-2013 03:19 PM|
yeah this car doesnt have one , iuts actually been starting up great till th ebattery crapped out on me , funny thing is after i posted that it hasent done it again .
im still rpelacing it though its a standard interstate battery thats about 2-2.5 years old , ive never had good luck with a single standard car battery in a car with a high output alt and stereo system in the car so i may switch to a dual batt setup when i replace the battery this weekend
|01-10-2013 09:41 AM|
May have been mentioned before but some cars are equipped with low oil pressure cutoff that interrupts the ignition circuit if oil pressure falls below a certain level. The vehicle control module bypasses this in the start mode but only for a very short period. If when trying to start the oil pressure does not come up to a predetermined level the ignition circuit is interrupted. I think the suggestion for a crankcase heater is right on.
|01-09-2013 07:15 PM|
lol well so today my battery finally craps out on me, car started once drove to work car ran for an hour shut it off. go inside and come out 20 minutes later to move my car away from the roofline since the ice and snow was starting to melt and fall off the roof .
car turned over once and died grrrrrr, luckily i had my battery charge rin the trunck so i charged the batt for 3 hours car started right up , unhooked the charger and let the car idle for 2 hours and shut it off , hour later battery was stone dead
anyways who makes good batteries anymore, i did want to buy an optimia battery but i keep hearing they have issues now.
i do have a modest isized stero system in the car one 600 watt 4 channel amp
and one 2 channel 2,000 watt amp in the car along with a singal procesor and active crossover
alt was wound to put out 150 amps
what do u guys recomend for a good battery these days im in an area were temps can get down to -20*F or so at night , daytime is around 20's-mid 40's this time of year
|01-04-2013 07:16 PM|
took it over to the gas station and filled the tank and threw another bottle of heet in it and let it run for another hour before shutting it off.
hopefully tommorow morning it will start right back up its going to be below 0 tongiht again
im deff picking up one of those circulating water heaters too i stopped by napa and they want 120 bucks for that 1000w one when i can get it under 50 bucks on amazon
|01-04-2013 05:56 PM|
Fuel vaporizes better in warmer air, like heated intake air.
Early 80s GM cars had a grid under the carb to redue emissions on start up and cold start easability.
Also new cummins diesels have a 1000 watt intake air heaters in them to help cold starts.
Fact truly is stranger than fiction.
Glad it worked.
|01-04-2013 03:45 PM|
thank u for the off the wall idea that actually worked
|01-04-2013 09:17 AM|
And then after charging your battery, installing a block heater of some kind, freezing your fingers and your ears, trying to get that pos started for days on end you finally figure out.
You are indeed OUTTA GAS!!!
The gauge is screwed.
Been there, done that. And not at 10 below. Closer to -40.
|01-04-2013 06:38 AM|
|01-04-2013 01:23 AM|
|Project89||nm i see they have 5/8's hose connections gota go in the heater core hose then , ill have to see if i can fit one of those seems liek it would work better then an oil pan heater|
|01-04-2013 01:06 AM|
|01-04-2013 12:54 AM|
I lived right outside of Duluth, MN. my first 25 years of life. 40 below was typical many winter nights. this is what I used:
I would plug it into the outdoor light, hit the switch an hour before I was ready to leave, the car was toasty warm when I started it. I would also say replace the battery, it just IMO not going to last. Lighter oil is a must. Just don't forget to unplug before you leave. I only did that once...
|01-03-2013 10:11 PM|
There wouldn't be any problem leaving the battery on a 2 amp charge over night...The ideal would be to bring the battery in over night but cats may not have any tongues or fur in the morning if the're prone to liking batteries and chargers...Yes by all means get more fuel in the tank when you get it going.
Bobcameron@AOL.com...I know what you mean about cold...When I lived in northern Saskatchewan the truck of choice out there always was the Chevy 1/2 ton...I kid you not, I used to stock 25 to 30 extra door handles come November, December...it got so cold sometimes that the pot metal handle would break of in the customers hand....if you eve replaced a 88 and up Chevy door handle, they can be a beach...I got pretty good at it. And plastic bumpers, at minus forty, look at them sideways and they'd shatter. Also remember the a few guys that would bring their ice cold cars into my shop and from -40 to +75 in 0 seconds flat, replaced a few side glass, door glass and even windshields if they had a minor chip or hair line crack...they would shatter...did I mention I hate cold weather. LOL
Good luck my friend
|01-03-2013 09:53 PM|
Ain't cold weather great?
I grew up in the sixties, in northwest Michigan. With snow "a-hole deep to a ten foot indian", as my dad used to say.
Many times it would get down to the minus figures for days at a time. I had a 6-volt Volkswagen beetle as a beater. Change the oil to ten weight in november and on really cold nights, keep the battery in the barn with the cows.. Then, in the morning, run it down the steep 180 ft. driveway while cranking the starter, in second gear.. Usually started when the other stuff wouldn't. But no heat till you drove it ten miles.. Those were the days!!!
|01-03-2013 07:56 PM|
i already added one full bottle of heet gasline antifreeze to it today, first thing i was going to do if i got it running was drive it over to the gas station and fill it up
leaving the battery on the charger outside in the car overnight ok? i have a few curious pet cats who would be all over the charger and battery if i brought it inside over night so if i dont have to id much rather leave it outside on 2 amp charge overnight
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