Old Skool Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Anchorage, Alaska USA
Winterizing the Probe!
This thread is for all you northern Probers. I just wanted to say that a battery blanket+block heater REALLY REALLY REALLY helps my car start better in the dead of cold winter. It's 0 degrees out right now, and I started up the car to warm her up and thaw her out. I have had her plugged in all night long, and she started right up, first turnover! Also, once the car started the engine was quiet like it had been running already for about 10 minutes. Normally, if it's not plugged in, with weather this cold it would take a few slooow turnovers (cold battery), then it would start up with really high RPMS, also it would make sqeaking sounds and I could smell metal like it was grinding engine parts, starving for oil.
So for those of you in the northern states I would HIGHLY recommend these mods! Also, studded tires work wonders, I don't know if they are legal in your state, but they ROCK.
Just thought that I would let you know, I was kind of excited when it started so nicely in 0 degree weather!
1990 Ford Probe LX 3.0L V6 :s6:
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1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II 13B-T "FC3S"
Turbo RWD Rotary Powa!