The act of starting a vehicle in which the internal combustion engine that is at or near the same temperature of it's environment.

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'96 Saab starts, stalls

My poor Saab 900 is having touble getting going. I was away for about a month, and got the oil changed before I left. When I came back, I drove the car to my grandmother's and back, about 15 minutes ...
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What exactly is meant by the phrase “plugging in your engine”?

I have found a relevant quote from here that might be related: Plugged-in engines are already half-warmed when started. Fuel consumption is thus reduced by an average of 15 per cent over the first ...
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What are common cold weather starting issues with cars?

Based upon the current weather in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, I would imagine there are some people suffering from all manner of cold related vehicle issues. What are some of the leading issues ...
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Trouble starting car, cold weather. MB A140 W168

So, I have a Mercedes-Benz, A140 W168. I moved to Finland about 18ish months ago which is when we bought the car 2nd hand. Last winter temperatures only went down to around -15C (5F) degrees, and ...
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Issues cold starting diesel van

Our van has been progressively getting worse at starting up in the morning. It only has issues when the engine is cold. Initially I thought it might be the glow plugs. I tested their resistance and ...
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2003 Toyota Avalon hard to start in cold weather

It is very hard to start when it is cold. Below 50 degrees. What could it be? This is a 2003 Toyota Avalon XL. Like it is laboring making all sorts of rattling noise. Yesterday when it was about 49 ...
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Toyota Highlander 2015 rattle sound at (cold) start

I just noticed a rattle/humming sound when starting my 2015 Toyota Highlander. It happened 3 times, all in the last week or so. It could be cold-related (around freezing temps). It sounds like some ...
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KTM Duke 390 - Does it have to be hot to ride?

I have a KTM Duke 390 - 2013, single cylinder 373 cc motorcycle for 4 months now. I bought it from another owner when it was around 9500 km. now It's at 12000. This is my first bike, and I'm trying to ...
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Hard cold starts only

98 Jeep Cherokee (XJ), I6, 173k mi When trying to turn the cold engine over, I have to crank things for at least 3-5 seconds. In some cases it will not start on the first try. After starting it runs a ...
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Should I avoid full throttle when driving with a cold engine?

Apparently I should avoid full throttle until my engine temperature is warmed up fully (to 90 degrees on the gauge) Normally I just get in and drive normally after about 10 seconds, and then after ...
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Mazda 626 Won't Start

My 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L won't start. About a week ago I was playing with the air adjust screw ( taking it from full open to almost closed ) and it wouldn't start after that, so I assumed that was the ...
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Automatic - Cold engine uses tons of gas to move

so I recently purchased a Volkswagen Golf MK4, 2002, Automatic. 1.6 SR running on Gasoline and LPG. When I start the car in the morning (Usually 2-7 Celcius outside),starting it with Gasoline ...
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2004 ford taurus - screeching sound when attempting to start the car

To start, I know nothing about cars aside from how to drive them. I have a pre owned 2004 ford taurus with 60000 miles. Recently, it has been making a screeching noise when I turn the key to start the ...
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How long will a 12V vehicle battery last if vehicle not used? [closed]

Without using a battery charger, about how long will a 12V vehicle battery last while sitting connected in an unused vehicle? In other words, how often do you need to drive a vehicle in order to keep ...
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Car always takes several attempts to start, what's the problem?

Recently (since the beginning of the winter), my car has been taking several attempts to start every time I use it. Several factors about the car have changed, so it's hard for me to tell what's ...
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Car won't start in the cold

everyone! I've googled about this issue, but couldn't find much info. I hope that someone could help. I have cold start issue below -10C(14F). If it just -10C it harder to star, but if temperature ...
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Chevrolet Aveo, cold engine acceleration [closed]

On cold start, my car seems to be missing on acceleration for few seconds to couple of minutes. The engine seems to accelerate and decelerate many times before going back to normal. This started ...
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Cold Start Problem Chrysler LHS 2001 [closed]

Last night was the coldest night we had for awhile and this morning when I started my car it initially started up and every thing seemed normal. I put it in reverse, backed out, and then when I put it ...
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Mitsubishi Colt splutters in when engine is cold

I have a 3-door Mitsubishi Colt '99 model hatchback. Just a couple of questions I'd like to ask.. First of all when I leave my car parked up for the night and then I go to drive it in the morning it ...
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Cold start issues with EFI : have to start twice

I have a Galant 2003 with a 2.0l 4G63 engine. Since I refueled my car, issues started to arise. First the car gave sudden knock and the engine check light turned on. From then onward, the car's ...
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Do motorcycle covers work for cold weather?

I'd like to know if covers work well for motorcycle in cold weather, for example -20C. If not, is there an alternative option, assuming garage is not available?
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Motorcycle dies while riding in cold

I have a 2008 Suzuki Intruder (VL250) that is really struggling to run in the cold weather. It stalls and dies, loses power while riding, and dies while waiting at the lights. When I warm it up, even ...
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2003 Saturn L200 - Grinding noise under car on cold start

I've been hearing a metallic grinding and scraping noise mostly on cold start, at low RPMs, and at low gears. On cold start, it grinds for a few seconds and then eventually goes away. After starting, ...
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02 Accord, rough idle and hesitates when cold

2002 Honda Accord EX, L4-2254cc 2.3L SOHC (VTEC) MFI, 108,000 miles. Recently bought it from a private owner and was told nothing was wrong with the car. Car starts rough when the engine is cold. ...
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BMW M41 cold start problems

I have sometimes this problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvpjEdGH8-A The engine coughs for a long time before starting ... I don't understand why, because, sometimes, with the same cold ...
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Proper crank time for auto start to avoid damage/dead-battery

My '99 Grand Prix has an aftermarket remote-start. When the weather gets around 5°F like it is now, the engine does not start after 0.8 seconds of cranking. The system detects the car is not running ...
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Change in exhaust note after extreme backfires--what did I break?

I had quite a morning with my 1986 BMW K75 this weekend. The plan was to ride the bike to a friends house to store it for the winter. The weather was pretty cold on this particular morning, perhaps ...
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Car not starting easily in the cold?

I drive a 97 Subaru Legacy. The engine was resealed with mostly new parts within the last 6 months. The oil was changed recently. The battery is 2 years old. Normally I get NO TROUBLE, ever, ...
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Strange sound of Clutch when it is up and when starting the car from cold

The sound stops when I press it down or hold it more up. The car is in Finland now so there is something like minus -5 celcius which causes the problem when the car is kept outside. I will record the ...
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Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?

Is it bad for the car to start it up in the morning, spend 10 seconds driving it out of the garage, then shut it off while I go close the garage door and then a few seconds later get in and start it ...
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when i start my 1500 dodge ram rpm goes up and down in morning

When I start my Dodge Ram 1500 in the morning, the RPM goes up and down for about 4 times from 1000 to 2000 and it sounds like the truck is gonna shut off. It also has a check engine light on. Just ...