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Old 12-13-2000, 04:48 PM
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Hi, just curious if anyone knows what is at work here.
Just started my 1976 230.4 (W115) in -10 degree weather this morning (after three or so tries)

The first time I turned the ignition I just got a loud whizzing noise and the engine didn't even turn over. The second time, it turned over but didn't start, third time it choked and dies and the forth or fifth time it started.

I'm wondering if this is normal for older cars trying to start in this type of weather, or if maybe something is wrong.

I put some ATF on the choke area just in case it is the choke sticking.

I was wondering if there is any way to grease the starter, or change the type of oil used (currently 5W 50 synthetic)

Any guesses ?

1976 230.4 W115
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