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22 degrees forecast for when I plan to start my ‘84 Webered EA81.   I have never started this carb in weather so cold.

500 miles from home, with an old battery, also.

 

Any suggestions for a cold weather start?

 

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Pump throttle as mentioned above and fire her up! It just got down to 26 degrees last night in my town. I will give you my trick if its a real pain to start. Use a blow dryer and heat up the carb lol. I learned from an old dodge (go figure) guy

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Use an engine block heater during coldest weather. Just a suggestion, I don't live where it's cold enough to need one so I can't say how well they work.

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I am going to be following this thread.... it's about to start getting real cold hear.

 

My weber carb isn't equipped yet, just running the stock Hitachi for the next month or so until I can afford it

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#1 thing to help. Old starts.  Don't rely on an old battery.   5 years is considered end of life for lead acid flooded cell bateries under ideal conditions.   Ideal conditions are seldom seen in real life.  Sometimes you can get away with using one longer,  but it's capacity and capabilities are not what they were when new.  It often does not take anywhere near that to start an engine, so everything seems fine.  When it's cold it takes a lot more, and cold drastically reduces the capability in addition to the age effects and the higher demand of the cold engine.

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The rated cranking power of a battery is an important factor for cold climates. A very good battery is an excellent investment. $100 or so over 5 or more years isn't all that expensive when you think about it.

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Thank you everybody!

I was able to start the car with little problem.   It would fire up, then die after about three seconds.   I solved this by pumping the gas to keep it from stalling.  

mkoch

 

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