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So we got hit with a pretty severe cold snap here (-45 celcius with wind chill at times)
now my car does not have a block heater and i park outside so my dad is always worried my car will not start
on sunday i had to work at 7 in the mourning and when i woke up it was around -30 celcius outside. i go to my car 5 minutes before i had to work and it starts first try, a little hessitation but no problems at all.
when i got to work my boss saw me park and told me i should turn my car around (so the engines not facing the wind) and asked if i had an extention cord (for a block heater). i told him i didn't even have a block heater and he was shocked to hear my car started no problem earlier.
well since then i still have not had a problem starting my car, and sitting in the breakroom today everyone around me was complaining about their cars not starting. one in particular had her block heater break on her ford escort and could not at all start the car, AND her tires were leaking on her other car becuase it was so cold. I just sat there with a big grin on my face.
Im yet to have a problem with this car due to weather nor did i ever have a problem with my 4th gen, what more can i ask for from a high mileage beauty.:love::love:
 

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yeah its been that cold here in north dakota also.. shit sucks especially when u have to walk 1/4 mile + to class
 

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haha good stuff! i wish my prelude would start like yours and drive like it used to when i first got my prelude, .....but its time.....i parked it for the winter becuase i dont have a car.! i have my prelude but it wont work in the winter , so its parked and i will be selling it in the spring! as a whole, or strip it for parts! i just picked up my self a 08' STi today! damn is it fast! but eh it was time to get a new car, i put to much money into the lude and it was just enough!
 

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i was actually thinking about selling the lude for a wrx,
cause the only thing i realllllllllyy wish i had was awd, oh the fun i would have in the snow
just not sure i would be able to afford one as comfortable as my 'lude
 

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Make sure you're running the thinnest oil available. At that temp your oil bypass is pretty much running the show for a long time until that engine gets up to temp. Also make sure your thermostat is working properly to ensure the engine warms up as quickly as possible. A block heater has an additional benefit, it'll keep the oil warmer too, which is better for your engine, so in those temps I highly recommend you fit a block heater. See the link in my sig regarding oil, and its operation at different temps.
 

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I don't know how you guys deal with that kind of cold. When it's below 32 degrees F (0 C) it's cold enough for me.
 

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How thin of oil? I run mobil 1 synthetic (10-30) and two or three days ago it got to -40 degrees with wind chill. I decided not to put my car in the garage becuase my dads truck and my moms truck and sisters car were parked gay and I didnt wanna re-arrange them. The manual says 5-30 in winter, but the only mobil 1 they had at wal-mart was heavy duty truck and i didn't think that was ok to put in and i was already 300 some over an oil change so I just went with 10-30
 

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A lot of people in that kind of cold climate are running 0W-30!
 

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damn its like 50 degrees here and i hate it... i dunno how you deal with it
 

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haha dont worry guys, -20 (-2 ferenhiet) today, or -28 with windchill, and still running strong
i run 5w-30 oil year round, and always make sure my temp guage is working
and im working on getting a block heater, i have to wait till tomorrow when i have a day off so i can use the garage to see if maybe my car has one and is just missing the cord

and the weather isn't bad as long as you have a car and a good jacket,
taking the bus in this weather when i was younger is the real kick in the sack
 
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