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    Default Cold Weather Starting

    I wonder if anyone every tried this one.......I warmed my spark plugs by putting them in a mug of boiling water for about five minutes then dried them off, put them back in the motor and the 422 fired right up. I keep my PT on a trickle charger, but if I go a few weeks without starting it and it's below 20F, I sometimes have problems getting it going and have to use the heavy duty charger.

    I bought an extra pair of plugs and will keep them in my warm house and see if it makes a difference next time. I wonder if my prewarming experience was just a coincidence or if it helped. It only takes a minute to switch out so it might be worthwhile. Does anyone else there think having prewarmed plugs could help with starting a very cold engine?

    I have plowed more during the past 2 weeks then all of last winter and am thankful to have my PT. Good luck to all in these cold months
    Joe

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    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    Yesterdays older engine use to put plugs in oven,also turn lights on for few seconds than shut off before starting.

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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    In days long ago during cold winter weather when required to start one of the single cylinder pump jack engines it was not uncommon to remove the plug and heat it up with a match or lighter to aid in the starting procedure.
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    Quote Originally Posted by Egon View Post
    In days long ago during cold winter weather when required to start one of the single cylinder pump jack engines it was not uncommon to remove the plug and heat it up with a match or lighter to aid in the starting procedure.
    Back in those days, most guys had a Zippo lighter in their pockets and knew what to do with it.
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    You guys had fire? I thought you were older than that.
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    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
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    MossRoad.
    "You guys had fire?"

    Easy there tadpole.

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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    You guys had fire? I thought you were older than that
    Back in our youth we discovered the fire making procedures!
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    Quote Originally Posted by Egon View Post
    Back in our youth we discovered the fire making procedures!

    I think it was your late youth when you discovered it. Sorry, I could not resist.
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    I think it was your late youth when you discovered it
    It might well have been as I wasn't as fast as most. But come to think of it many still think I act like a youth.
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    Epic Contributor MossRoad's Avatar
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Starting

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    My older sister called me a pipsqueak for a similar comment last month.
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