Date: 22 Jan 2003 21:03:34 GMT
From: davehinznopsamcop.net
Subject: Re: 84 saab 900 T no starto


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

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