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Afraid the motor will bust

My van will not start even when trying to jump it. The anti freeze was put in it after it wouldnt start so it is not going thru the engine. Will it be ok at least a few more weeks. I live in Tennessee.

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Nothing like closing the horse after the door's gone... Can you tow it to a warm garage somewhere? Otherwise, about the only thing I can think of is to put a tarp over it and put an electric heater in there. Don't use one with open coils, don't let the tarp contact the heater and DON"T even think about it if you have or suspect even the slightest fuel leak anywhere) or pray really hard for warm weather!!! It will likely take the better part of a day to warm it up. If you start it with even a little ice in the system you will damage the water pump. So, don't be impatient!

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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I would imagine that it would be good if it had some before changing it.Engines are equipped with freeze plugs for that very reason. They are round little things attached to the engine block.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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