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Old 01-22-2013, 03:44 PM
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'80 was pencil style but same size as old loops.. 81 should be the small pencils...
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:47 PM
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ha.. i had the same problem this am. I wasn't as successful. Did two cycles and it would not start. Battery felt like it was going to die so I called AAA to help. Couldn't get it started and now my glow light will not come on. I think my fuse strap is blown. On that note, I worked from home today. Anyone know where I can get a fuse strap locally. I'm in Columbia, MD.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:49 PM
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No reason to apologize, in that case I will be changing them out for the pencil style.

I will also only do one glow cycle next cold start, followed by waiting for the "click", followed then by continous cranking until she fires reducing my chance of killing the battery before the engine starts.
Don't do that. When the relay clicks, the glow plugs go off. You want the glow plugs to be on when you engage the starter. They will stay on when the starter is engaged if they have not clicked off prior to the starter engaging. So you should wait longer than the glow plug light but not so long as for the relay to turn off.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:08 PM
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I think I remember seeing you in the "Faithful" MB comercial. Good work.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:06 AM
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Great start. Mine has not yet been able to start at +4F (-15C). How much does wind chill affect starting? I know wind chill is more brutal on flesh and I presume machinery too.

Good to know what a good battery can do.

I am tempted to push on the accelerator pedal but like mentioned by the time it starts it has plenty of fuel in the cylinders.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:01 AM
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Wind chill should not effect starting at all.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:17 AM
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You realize that wind chill has no meaning to mechanical equipment, right? Ambient temperature is ambient temperature. Wind chill doesnt make equipment colder.

So it was -15C when you did this?

There is a reason why these cars come with Group 49 batteries. Your movie was a good example. Exactly what should happen.

A really topped charge and syn oil always help, as do the usuals... valves, GPs, etc.

Did you try giving any throttle when cranking?
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:25 AM
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Ah, Canadian. So Celsius, right? So that would be -13F.
Metric car - metric measurements!!!!!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:26 AM
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Wind chill should not effect starting at all.
Of course it does - if it feels too cold I stay in bed - I'm not even going to try and start the car!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:50 AM
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Or your fingers are too frozen to turn the key
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