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What happens inside a 4-stroke gas engine when it's first (cold) started at below 0f?

I'm asking in order to understand the risks (if any) specifically to an engine if I (cold) start it on days that are below 0f, and I don't use an oil pan heater or similar device. If we need to be ...
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Do Audi Q5s have trouble in the cold?

I am coming across two different issues with my 2012 Audi Q5 and I am wondering if they are related. Note that the car started out as being bought in Southern California, lived most of its life in the ...
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How fast does a car battery drain when below zero?

Due to the polar vortex in MN, USA I'm having trouble starting my Silverado that I purchased last year, and tried putting the plug in heater on for a few hours which didn't work, and now I'm charging ...
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Manual transmission grinds shifting into 2nd gear, only when cold

I have a 1995 Chevy K1500 pickup, V8 5.0L engine. The 5-speed manual transmission was rebuilt about 10 years ago. Recently, I’ve noticed that when the vehicle is cold, I get a grinding noise from ...
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Car engine warm-up cycle [closed]

My 2014 accord has an automatic transmission with a setting that allows you to run the engine at 2-3k rpm while traveling at neighborhood speeds. Is there any situation involving Minnesota-style cold ...
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Car temprature is below normal on highways and car jerks

Car Specs: Suzuki Alto VXR 2005 Model + Manual + Petrol Usually, my car's temperature gauge gives a perfect idea of the engine, in normal weather usually it behaves normally when I'm driving in the ...
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What to do about side window condensation

I live near the ocean, so the air is very humid. In the summertime, running the air conditioner causes condensation to form on the outside of all my windows. This isn't a problem for the front and ...
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My truck won't start when the weather gets warmer

I checked this post, but it doesn't seem to indicate much regarding my issue: weather causing power loss But I have the following vehicle: Ford Ranger, 2003, 4.0 SOHC Engine Often when the weather ...
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Peugeot 207 2009, issues with LPG

My 207, since about a year, is having some troubles 'passing' to LPG. It starts regularly on petrol then, as soon as the ECU switches to LPG, if I'm not pushing on the gas, it shuts down. My work-...
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1991 Corolla What is the cause of a cold weather no turnover, battery is OK, car has regular maintenance

This is a difficult problem to solve and detect because it only happens in minus double digit Centigrade cold weather. I am the original owner of this vehicle, it has been well maintained with oil ...
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Tachometer Oscillating in Cold Weather

My 2012 Mazda3 appears to have some engine difficulty in cold weather (below 10F) when at operating temperature. As I hold the gas pedal steady to maintain speed, the tachometer will jump back and ...
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Is it bad alternator or starter? Camry ‘05 173k miles..

I started my car after two days of cold weather, around 20 F. After heating my engine for about 15 minuets I turned ignition off. After that it does not start, it start to crank but dies off well ...
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coolant flush in cold temperatures

I need to flush my coolant however I don't have access to a warm garage (without paying for a tow). Was curious if it's bad/possible to flush it outside when temperatures are below freezing? Any ...
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Why my car “sweats”?

pretty new here, so if it is a newbie question please forgive me. I have a 2007 AlfaGT in pretty good conditions, now that here in Italy the weather became very cold , I realized that my car kinda "...
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17 outside and I just have water, no anti freeze, am I OK?

It's 17 degrees outside and I have no antifreeze in my car, will I be all right for just one night?