Won't start in cold weather, the battery dies if it sits 2days
In extremly cold weather (below 27*F) the engine turns over but won't start and run. It may start once but will only run 2seconds and then dies. I think it has to do with the fuel. If I let the van sit for more than 48hrs the engine will only turn over once. The battery will need charged or jumped. Is there a block/oil heater (120vac) that I can install to help it start in cold weather?
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cold weather kills batteries this time of year...heres why..most batteries are a chemical factory..the acid and water separate as the battery discharges..also the chemical process is lessened when the air temps go below freezing by around 50% or more depending on the age of the battery..in extreme cold areas, external heat sources are required to keep engines warm enough to run..in alaska for example,the batteries are taken out entirely and put inside to keep warm..sometimes a fire pit is used to warm the engine from below (red hot coals no flame)..also in very cold weather, the engine oil will get very thick..in some cases the oil will actually glue the engine semi solid..locking it up..if its a cheaper oil that whathappens..I like 20 miles north of st louis in illinois and when it gets below 30 degrees outside i place a under cabinet 350 watt heater(used for keeping food warm to serve) upside down under my engine overnite..this keeps the block warm and the oil thinned out..and works very well for me..my car will start whe no one elses will in my neighborhood..hope tyhis helps you..
the car won`t start in cold weather even when plugged in alternator was changed 4 months ago just changed battery thinking it was the battery but seems like something is draining the battery overnight? Maybe its a bad connection??Plz help!!!
Cold weather is extremely hard on batteries - is your battery old? It may need replacing. Also the oil should be a winter grade of oil as specified by your vehicle manufacturer. Oil becomes thick in the cold weather and resists the cranking of the engine. Hope this helps - let me know. Thanks