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Old 01-02-2004, 03:52 AM   #1
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Its gunna be -20 tonight, and im pretty sure my battery and Alt are on there last leg. Tonight befor shutting the car off, i killed the headlights, stereo, and heater, then held the rpms at 2000 or so for a few minutes with the thought of that possibly helping..
Also tonight I am unable to plug it in..I am running 5w30 though...
But still....
-20 F !!
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holy god man. That is freakin cold. I don't remember it ever getting that cold here. (thank god ) My bets is that even a car in good shape with a good battery etc, still wouldn't start at full strength when it is that cold out, so if your battery is getting pretty bad she might not start for you. :( I hope it does though, but depending on how bad it has gotten it might not. :(
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haha, today the high is 55 here!!!! And I'm in Michigan!!! Its like summer!

That sucks though. Hopefully it will start. The oil should be fine since you are running 5W30. As long as your alternator is working decently I think the battery should have the power to start the car. I guess you'll have to wait and see though.

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61 here in illinois but its gunna get cold again soon
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well it ended up hitting -25 last night, but she started!!
Valve train was a little loud at first though lol
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