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Old 12-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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what can i do ti help start my rx8 in the winter when its frosty

hi just need some help in starting my rx8 in the winter
just woke up today and i tried to start it and i wouldnt start what could i do to help???

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Old 12-01-2008, 01:40 PM   #2
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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1. Make sure your battery and starting system is in perfect condition. Clean the battery terminals / make sure they're on tight. If you have an '04, does it have the updated starter and battery?

2. Add an oil pan heater. Most good parts shops should have an oil pan heater that you can stick to the bottom of your (clean) oil pan and then plug in to your home power. Also, there are battery blankets that you can buy that plug in as well (you may need to modify your battery box to get these to fit.

Without any idea of your location (HINT - it's in your Profile), or your year, model of car, it's a bit difficult to be more specific.
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Oh, and PLEASE READ ZOOM44's Winter Thread: Fall is here and Winter is coming! Things to remember about YOUR RX-8
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:00 PM   #5
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where are you located/how cold?
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get up 10 mins earlier and start breathing really hard on your starter/battery...
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but ross then ppl would think he was drooling over his car haha....we do enough of that already
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