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Old 01-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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-20 and the old Bonnie doesn't even wanna think about starting. Tried jumping, nothing. I guess I really can't blame her- it is BRUTAL out there. BTW, batteries 5 years old, so guess I am gonna be getting a new one this week. Oh, and a block heater.
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When you change the battery, make sure you clean up the battery cables on both ends. Put some dielectric grease on the connections.
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Keep us posted Zeb.....hope it starts right up after the new battery
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Toddster and Dan- you guys are cheeseheads, whats it like there today?? It has been very bitter here the past 2 days.
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A regular heat wave, all the way up to 7* right now.
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In Upstate NY, we are currently at 13F. Almost cold enough for cold weather training at FT Drum.
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Think the battery is froze now. No lights whatsoever.
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Is that with another running vehicle connected to the dead battery?
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At -20 the batteries is probably froze if it'* discharged. In that scenario I would always check to see if it is indeed froze first. Never try to jump a frozen battery. It can damage the running car.

It'* 7 degrees here in PA @ 1700 feet. Going to be a nippy one tonight. I may let my geese in. ....."Honeeeeeey!, get the Pampers out!"
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BTW, Dipstick heaters are easy and great for cars in those temps. I used to use one with my older LeSabre. Vroooom, every morning.
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