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Die4Cy

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Plugging my truck in is a matter of habit. A habit I forgot yesterday for the first time. Guess farm chores wait a couple hours longer.
 
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Trice

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Everyone is out airing up tires this morning. Had to do mine and it's terrible.
 

BCClone

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Not exactly sure.
Pull the battery and go buy her a new one. It won’t get better.
It started fine you could just tell it had to work through the stiff oil. The pickup was the same way. Sitting in -15 degrees outside for a day isn’t positive. Only thing that would improve the starting is a block heater, and that’s not an option at her apartment.

Edit: pulled it inside the garage to heat it up, guessing some snow blew under it also.
 

flycy

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Pull the battery and go buy her a new one. It won’t get better.
No, it's because of the thick oil and degraded battery performance at extreme temps. New battery isn't likely needed unless its 4-6 years old. Changed the oil once in an unheated garage at -20 and I couldn't get the oil to come out of the bottle. It was like jello and would come out in pieces with each squeeze.
 

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