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cold weather,car stoped,help wanted

Hi, friends,

Last weekend was very cold in Ottawa, I driving with some of my
friends outside. We parked the car on the street.When we want to go
back, the car can not be ignited.
At first I thought it is because the weather is too cold, but when it
warms up, the car still can’t be ignited. I don’t know what is wrong
with it, I suppose there is not a big problem, so I would like ask your
advice instead of going to garage.

Can you give me some advice? You may have more experiences then I
have.
Any advice will be highly appreciated.

Thanks.

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5 Responses to “cold weather,car stoped,help wanted”

  1. admin says:

    In article <1993Feb11.153849.19…@hubcap.clemson.edu> mich…@hubcap.clemson.edu (michael dale townsend) writes:

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    >j…@alfred.carleton.ca (Junshan Ren) writes:

    >>Hi, friends,

    >>Last weekend was very cold in Ottawa, I driving with some of my
    >>friends outside. We parked the car on the street.When we want to go
    >>back, the car can not be ignited.
    >>At first I thought it is because the weather is too cold, but when it
    >>warms up, the car still can’t be ignited.

    >1:  Remove gas cap
    >2:  Fill tank up to neck
    >3:  Fasten some Estes model rocket motors (size d) to the car near the
    >       fuel filler
    >4:  Ram car with Chevy pick up (a Ford pinto in reverse will do) while
    >    igniting the rocket motors
    >5:  Car should ignite
    >     :-)
    >Michael

    I have been in a case where setting the engine on fire was the only
    way to start the car. Back in Greece in the 70′s the only transportation
    available from my village to the next major town was a 1950′s Mercedes Benz
    Bus, diesel and all. No engine preheat of course so the morning ritual
    to get it started included careful torching of the engine using alcohol…

    Looked great when I was a kid but lost its appeal later on.

    Spiros


    Spiros Triantafyllopoulos                    c2…@kocrsv01.delcoelect.com
    Software Technology, Delco Electronics       (317) 451-0815
    GM Hughes Electronics, Kokomo, IN 46904      [A Different Kind of Disclaimer]

  2. admin says:

    j…@alfred.carleton.ca (Junshan Ren) writes:
    >Hi, friends,
    >Last weekend was very cold in Ottawa, I driving with some of my
    >friends outside. We parked the car on the street.When we want to go
    >back, the car can not be ignited.
    >At first I thought it is because the weather is too cold, but when it
    >warms up, the car still can’t be ignited.

    1:  Remove gas cap
    2:  Fill tank up to neck
    3:  Fasten some Estes model rocket motors (size d) to the car near the
           fuel filler
    4:  Ram car with Chevy pick up (a Ford pinto in reverse will do) while
        igniting the rocket motors
    5:  Car should ignite
         :-)
    Michael

  3. admin says:

    j…@alfred.carleton.ca (Junshan Ren) writes:
    > Hi, friends,

    Hello!

    > Last weekend was very cold in Ottawa, I driving with some of my
    > friends outside. We parked the car on the street.When we want to go
    > back, the car can not be ignited.
    > At first I thought it is because the weather is too cold, but when it
    > warms up, the car still can’t be ignited. I don’t know what is wrong
    > with it, I suppose there is not a big problem, so I would like ask your
    > advice instead of going to garage.

    Lighter fluid and lots of kindling. Put the small sticks down near the
    bottom, near the tires.

    > Can you give me some advice? You may have more experiences then I
    > have.

    Well, maybe, but I don’t kiss and tell.

    > Any advice will be highly appreciated.

    There you go! And wasn’t it worth everything you paid for it?


    55: It’s not a good idea, it’s just the law.

  4. admin says:

    >j…@alfred.carleton.ca (Junshan Ren) writes:
    >> Hi, friends,
    >Hello!
    >> Last weekend was very cold in Ottawa, I driving with some of my
    >> friends outside. We parked the car on the street.When we want to go
    >> back, the car can not be ignited.
    >> At first I thought it is because the weather is too cold, but when it
    >> warms up, the car still can’t be ignited. I don’t know what is wrong
    >> with it, I suppose there is not a big problem, so I would like ask your
    >> advice instead of going to garage.

            Dead easy, mate.   Unscrew the gas tank cap, (you know where to find
    it?).  Take your hankie (no, not that nice clean one) and soak it with a bit
    of lighter fluid.  Twist hankie into a long wick and push into the gas tank
    filler spout.  Strike match or flick lighter and apply to hankie-wick.  
    Car should now ignite in spectacular fashion.

    >> Can you give me some advice?    You may have more experiences then I
    >> have.

    Yep, but everyone’s gotta different perception of the term "bounded reality"
    so what’s relevant to me will be a jungle of meaninglessness to you or
    anyone else.

    >> Any advice will be highly appreciated.

    OK, my arm’s twisted.  Here it is: Go easy on the cross-postings and try to
    remember when it was you last put some gas in your car.  

    (Remember you heard it first on Internet.)
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  5. admin says:

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    c2…@kocrsv01.delcoelect.com (Spiros Triantafyllopoulos) writes:
    >In article <1993Feb11.153849.19…@hubcap.clemson.edu> mich…@hubcap.clemson.edu (michael dale townsend) writes:
    >>j…@alfred.carleton.ca (Junshan Ren) writes:

    >>>Hi, friends,

    >>>Last weekend was very cold in Ottawa, I driving with some of my
    >>>friends outside. We parked the car on the street.When we want to go
    >>>back, the car can not be ignited.
    >>>At first I thought it is because the weather is too cold, but when it
    >>>warms up, the car still can’t be ignited.

    >>1:  Remove gas cap
    >>2:  Fill tank up to neck
    >>3:  Fasten some Estes model rocket motors (size d) to the car near the
    >>       fuel filler
    >>4:  Ram car with Chevy pick up (a Ford pinto in reverse will do) while
    >>    igniting the rocket motors
    >>5:  Car should ignite
    >>     :-)
    >>Michael
    >I have been in a case where setting the engine on fire was the only
    >way to start the car. Back in Greece in the 70′s the only transportation
    >available from my village to the next major town was a 1950′s Mercedes Benz
    >Bus, diesel and all. No engine preheat of course so the morning ritual
    >to get it started included careful torching of the engine using alcohol…
    >Looked great when I was a kid but lost its appeal later on.
    >Spiros
    >–
    >Spiros Triantafyllopoulos                    c2…@kocrsv01.delcoelect.com
    >Software Technology, Delco Electronics       (317) 451-0815
    >GM Hughes Electronics, Kokomo, IN 46904      [A Different Kind of Disclaimer]

    Did you try putting gasline antifreeze?

    Joseph