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cold starting #344480 Dec 6, 9:47am Dec 6, 9:47am
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cold starting
my engine wouldnt turn over for 5 minutes this morning... i took out my Intake butterfly and thats it on engine work, i also have a "TRD Performance Intake" but its basicly a regular Intake, if i put back in the butterfly will it start easier??

what else could it be? the car was in the garage all night and it wasnt driven at all on sunday...

if i had a garage heater would it be easier for the car to start? or one of those engine oil heaters??

i just need some advice, the winter is going to be around for a while and i dont want to hurt my car trying to turn it over

Re: cold starting [Re: CelicaRacer05] #344481 Dec 6, 12:33pm Dec 6, 12:33pm
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i wonder if your cold start could need replacing..
so soon? wtf
probably not though.. I'd say put back the butterfly and see if that helps then go from there..

finding out a problem of a car is pretty much guess and check if one thing doesn't work it could be something else..


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Re: cold starting [Re: Erick] #344482 Dec 6, 12:44pm Dec 6, 12:44pm
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it could also possibly be your battery. have you replaced it since getting your car?

Re: cold starting [Re: SquadOne] #344483 Dec 6, 1:04pm Dec 6, 1:04pm
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taking out the butterfly does affect the cold start but it depends on how cold it is outside. I'd say put the butterfly back in till it warms up...then take it out and have your fun


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Re: cold starting [Re: Workshop4Ever] #344484 Dec 6, 1:40pm Dec 6, 1:40pm
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whats the point of taking out the butterfly if you dont mind me asking? confused

Re: cold starting [Re: RookieGTS] #344485 Dec 6, 2:13pm Dec 6, 2:13pm
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could be the battery... especially if you have an alarm installed and haven't upgraded the stock one. Mine died on me a few winters back after having not driven it for a few days. Get an Optima and never look back


Re: cold starting [Re: Sultan] #344486 Dec 6, 3:26pm Dec 6, 3:26pm
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greg's car is like that...it sounds like a dead battery, but everything under the Hood is so cold in the mornings it doesn't want to start. **im not saying to try this** but he actually smacks the starter and then it goes. idunno

Re: cold starting [Re: StuntPanda] #344487 Dec 6, 5:12pm Dec 6, 5:12pm
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Mine has been taking longer to start in the cold (definately not that long, but it takes 5 or 6 turns more than normal). I also have a CAI, so I'm not sure if the butterfly is the problem or not... I'd say (like these folks have smile ) put the butterfly in, and if it starts faster, that's your problem! Otherwise, check on the battery.


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Re: cold starting [Re: ArumnDark] #344488 Dec 6, 6:07pm Dec 6, 6:07pm
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yeah it's usually the battery, me and my friend have gone through the same thing. he had to replace his.


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Re: cold starting [Re: Kim] #344489 Dec 6, 7:52pm Dec 6, 7:52pm
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actually my stock battery died its self this summer, it had proper voltage but the cranking amps was gone, so i got a new die hard one, works miracles with starting, plus a 3 yr warenty so its all good... i couldnt afford the optima one..

some mornings it starts and some it doesnt... if i got a oil warmer like the cop cars and larger trucks and more northly cars have would it start easier??

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