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This is a discussion on Keeping WRX in very cold region within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by bkotzman00 yea I noticed in another thread that eventhough you have a bugeye you have the same ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkotzman00 View Post
    yea I noticed in another thread that eventhough you have a bugeye you have the same or less miles than my blobeye

    Not from me though......i just bought it last year......it only had 17,000 on it when i picked it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robman7835 View Post
    Not from me though......i just bought it last year......it only had 17,000 on it when i picked it up
    nice I bought my 04 in april 05 with 16,000 it now has 49,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkotzman00 View Post
    nice I bought my 04 in april 05 with 16,000 it now has 49,000
    dam....puttin crazy miles on that thing.....im about to hit 25,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robman7835 View Post
    dam....puttin crazy miles on that thing.....im about to hit 25,000
    meh, thats only about 18,000 a year and the average is 15,000 a year

    what can I say I like my joy rides and I took it on one vacation that was 600 miles one way not to mention the driving that I did there
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkotzman00 View Post
    meh, thats only about 18,000 a year and the average is 15,000 a year

    what can I say I like my joy rides and I took it on one vacation that was 600 miles one way not to mention the driving that I did there

    Yea.....i think the main thing that keeps my miles down is the summer.....i drive my old explorer to work every day of the week, so that helps alot.... I put alot of miles on my car though when school is in......
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    yea I drive mine everywhere

    oh yea sorry to the OP for the slight highjack
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    I am very pis.sed off! I hadn't driven my WRX in the past two days and it's been very @#$^ cold here in MI. Car wouldn't start this morning But the Chevy did!

    Ours are 4x4 cars yet I've noticed very poor performance (and start-up) in cold weather.

    Anyone has an idea how to start it up again? I don't have access to an electric outlet nearby (carport).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shqipo View Post
    I am very pis.sed off! I hadn't driven my WRX in the past two days and it's been very @#$^ cold here in MI. Car wouldn't start this morning But the Chevy did!

    Ours are 4x4 cars yet I've noticed very poor performance (and start-up) in cold weather.

    Anyone has an idea how to start it up again? I don't have access to an electric outlet nearby (carport).
    well being from alaska i've heard some pretty funny things that might work... 1 being blow drying something lol i can't remember what though, but i think your best bet is just bring an extension cord into the house and plug it in for a couple hours.... sure your window or whatever you fed it though may be cracked for a little bit but it works and doesn't make you look like a complete fool who might have taken his heated blanket and covered up his engine for about an hour or so... lol i've never tried any of that (other than plugging it in) but apparently some others have and i guess it works... how cold is it anyhoo? I've neglected plugging in my subie a few times up in the big AK but my subie has never really had too much of a prob. starting in the morn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shqipo View Post
    I am very pis.sed off! I hadn't driven my WRX in the past two days and it's been very @#$^ cold here in MI. Car wouldn't start this morning But the Chevy did!

    Ours are 4x4 cars yet I've noticed very poor performance (and start-up) in cold weather.

    Anyone has an idea how to start it up again? I don't have access to an electric outlet nearby (carport).

    Get a new battery??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Get a new battery??

    and maybe a battery warmer?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrspray View Post
    how cold is it anyhoo? I've neglected plugging in my subie a few times up in the big AK but my subie has never really had too much of a prob. starting in the morn...
    "normal" temp has been -2 or -5, windchill -15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shqipo View Post
    "normal" temp has been -2 or -5, windchill -15.
    wow that's not bad at all! i remember goin out in -30 and it was a little slow to start but compared to the circumstances i guess it wasn't that bad.... but there were only a couple times it didn't start for me... (1 being when i went to fairbanks and it got down to -60.... not including the windchill....)

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    I got it to work, it needed a jump. I guess sitting there in the coooold for 2 days the battery didn't take it too well.

    -30 and -60??? Holy sh!t, you wouldn't see me anytime soon around there! How the hell do ppl live there?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shqipo View Post
    I got it to work, it needed a jump. I guess sitting there in the coooold for 2 days the battery didn't take it too well.

    -30 and -60??? Holy sh!t, you wouldn't see me anytime soon around there! How the hell do ppl live there?!
    lol it gets lonely a lot... people just stayin in their houses n all... only goin to the store when needed... but it also creates a happy atmosphere in local places since you're always like "OH SOMEONE! HI! how ya been?!?" lol even if you don't like the person you're still nice to em... still not totally for sure why that is... unless you're in anchorage... lol a lot of people there so it's just like your ave. city...

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    Solar

    My buddy has an inverter tied into a solar panel. He keeps his block heater plugged into it and the sun delivers enough charge to power the block heater. All together cost was less then $60 american.

    -42 C last night here, works out to -44 F. Thank god for garages.

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