Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 01:27:06 GMT
From: "R.H." <r.hammelnopsam.ca>
Subject: Re: 84 saab 900 T no starto


You can also buy an inline heater that goes into a coolant hose or a magnetic heater that can be positioned on the block or oil pan....both are options easier than a block heater good luck -- ______________________________________ "If you get the Porsche first, you will probably get the girl." "If you get the girl first, you'll never get the Porsche." "darkpoter" <darkpoternopsamail.com> wrote in message news:eTDX9.24149$H67.111433nopsamnn1.netcom.ca... > I have the added displeasure of being the boss. So i have to make it in > usually.. one would figure they could pay me enough to buy a newer winter > car eh? Not a chance. > I was more then pleased (not happy at all) to drive my 87 323 in this > morning. > With the luxury of no power stearing, seats that feel like i'm sitting on a > milk crate, the amazing pre being 15 years old and 288,000 km's 82 horse > power. It was a slow cold ride in. > > How easy is it to add a block heater? Is this something i could pull at a > junk yard? > Its going to be -20 or less for the next week, so i was going to go take a > 92 9000T on an "extended test drive" as long as they would let me keep it... > > Matt > > > <davehinznopsamcop.net> wrote in message > news:b0n0v6$pk74g$1nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de... > > Someone who looks an awful lot like darkpoter <darkpoternopsamail.com> > wrote: > > > Got up this morning and went out to start the car to warm up. > > > It was -42 C here today so the car had trouble turning over. > > > > That's usually when I call the boss and say I'm not coming in... anything > > colder than about -20 (f). As I side note: last time I did that, I got a > > pretend-hard time from the boss - "Yeah...Swedish car, wouldn't start in > > the winter because it was _cold_". My response, of course, was "It > *didn't* > > start, not *wouldn't* start. I *didn't* go outside to try it", which went > over > > about as well as one would expect. > > > > (snip) > > > > > This seems to happen when ever it drops bellow -20 C. I have replaced > the > > > oil presure regulator and gone with a high end oil filter. Any idea's > what i > > > can do? I don't have a block heater.... > > > > I think that's your answer there. Something is shrinking in the extreme > > cold temperature, making your oil pressure high enough to cause damage. > > Keep the engine warm(er) with a block heater, and the engine, the oil, and > > your battery, will be happier. > > > > Dave Hinz > > > > --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.445 / Virus Database: 250 - Release Date: 1/21/2003

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