Extreme cold start -33C (-27,4F), no pre-heat, Mazdaspeed 6 turbo
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We were on a ski trip in northern Finland. The whole week was freezing, -25C to -35C all the time. Obviously, it was too cold to ski. The car layed completely unused on a parking lot for five days. When leaving, I had to do this cold start, and thought it would be worth filming. Battery was original, about five years old, and it survived really well. No Engine heater, battery heater/charger or any other device was used. Pure cold start.
Idle revs are higher at low temperatures, thanks to automatic choke. Nobody touches the accelerator at any time. I'm actually releasing the clutch @ 0:43 to keep revs low, I thought cold and thick transmission oil would cause some troubles to engine and lower the revs. If I remember correctly, idle revs were somewhere around 2500 - 3000 rpm during the start.
The coldest start before this was -22C. It's much more gentle for the engine than this. However, after this I got new battery and a block heater, just in case. I know continuous starts like this will kill the engine very quick, but doing it once hardly did any damage. Car had 150 000km (almost 100 000 miles) on it when I sold it, and it still worked fine.
1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe8KWTM3qQ
For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U
For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here: http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t424/craigmca/Old%20Henry/?albumview=slideshow
Here's a recent one driving in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONZdWVH6A4
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99523
Bryce Canyon in February 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97822
Milford, Utah in December 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93137
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89080
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83966
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72864
Death Valley in February 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62705
Pike's Peak in July 2011: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19141
Route 66 in April 2010: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57511
BMW X3 E83 Cold Start -32
-32C. Bmw x3 3.0d e83 with Webasto !
I made two more videos to show that car starts now perfectly and I will add another one as soon as the temperature will drop. Reason why car didn't start in this video is because 3 of 6 glow plugs were not working.
Я снял ещё два видео, чтобы показать, что машина заводится сейчас отлично.
Причина, по которой машина не заводилась в этом видео, в том, что 3 из 6 свечей накаливания не работали.
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