Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:15:42 -0500
From: "darkpoter" <>
Subject: Re: 84 saab 900 T no starto

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 <> wrote in message news:b0n0v6$pk74g$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like darkpoter <> 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 >

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