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Old 01-31-2004, 03:38 PM   #11
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When its cold out the car should kick into high idle then back off when thermostat opens up. That chilled air is mother natures intercooler, great for power but bad on bearings and seals.
Right. I was talking to 95BonnevilleSESC about that similiar to what you saaid about the cold weather. It is great for power. But its terrible because you can only run hard sometimes depending on the road conditions. If it was reversed like the heat is better for engines and it would create more power, you don't have to worry about sliding on ice or snow and leave the cold with less power. I hope I explained it right.
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In the weather here my car is usually at 1500 - 2000 rpms for a few minutes, slowly works its way down to 1000.
I remember on my Jeep, if i decided to start it in the cold, it would rev its self way up, around 3000 rpm until you got in it, and hit the gas to the floor to kick it down....kinda retro style!
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mine is between 1000-1300 rpms. about normal.1900rpms when driving.
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mine is about 1500 fast, 1000 once warm. They other day the lightbulb behind the radio display and the radio didnt work until the car heated up. Too cold for electrons, thats too cold for me.
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All I can contribute is, mine finally thawed out and I could start it. Then dumass me decided to take the wife out for lunch in a snow storm. We counted accidents and almost got hit twice...
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Didn't need to thaw my car out. Thank god for 5w30, although i did have to feed gas to her once while cranking. It'* warming up now, but we have to clear the lot tomorrow for snow removal.


My old nova would run up to a high RPM at any start, cold or warm, and grow slowly until the throttle was used at a certain percent. I could get down my street to the stop sign (backing up and then downhill) without the gas pedal. In a 1.6l manual car.
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It wasn't my oil (or my battery as we previously discussed) She still cranked fine. Probably had something to do with having less than a quarter of a tank of gas when it hit 20 below. Can you say "Frozen Lines" boys and girls?
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1500 fast idle, 800-850 normail idle. FYI on the 00+ models.
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