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Old 01-21-2003, 11:09 PM
kpfmpf
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Thank all of you for your great advise. I switched immediately to Synthetic. It really made a difference. I also practiced to wait 20 seconds after preglowing twice, and the car starts up now. Tomorrow morning we will be at 11*F and I will run the car tonight around 11p for 10 minutes. If not I will try the "illegal" shot. I tried to remove the plug behind the starter to install a blockheater, but since the engine is the original 79 and has about 330k on it, the plug won't budge, including paint thinner, Caramba and torch. My neighbour works at an autoparts store and has told me that there is a heatable dipstick insert that will warm up the oil. He says the hot oil will in turn warm the engine after only a few cranks. He says he hasn't seen one in years and will hunt one down for me

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU

KARL
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