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are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Triggered Snowflake.. ()
Date: January 01, 2018 07:37PM

Are you worried about your car starting tomorrow? I haven't started my car since Saturday and I am worried that it will not start... Should I be worried?

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: DMNGY ()
Date: January 01, 2018 07:39PM

Tried to start mine today - no dice. I haven't started it in two weeks (I was out of town) and it's been sitting outside.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: January 01, 2018 07:40PM

Just started mine. So cold, the LCD displays are dim. Til 3 -4 minutes to get warm and the heated seats and steering wheel took 2 minutes. Oh my.

Be brave.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: QuitYerBitching ()
Date: January 01, 2018 07:52PM

You pikers.

My cars are all in a heated garage. And I have a reserved parking spot in the underground garage at my office building. If I do have to park outside for some reason, I have no fear my German-engineered vehicle will start every time. Oh, remotely, too. That way I don't have to wait in a cold car while it heats up.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Potato Head Police ()
Date: January 01, 2018 07:56PM

All depends on how old the battery is.

If the battery is elderly, it might die. Just like a person!

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Triggered Snowflake.. ()
Date: January 01, 2018 08:00PM

Potato Head Police Wrote:
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> All depends on how old the battery is.
>
> If the battery is elderly, it might die. Just like
> a person!


GOT LAST NOVEMBER 8TH AFTER MY CAR DIDN'T START WHEN I HAD TO GO VOTE FOR DONALD J TRUMP.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: January 01, 2018 08:23PM

You kids. This isn't cold. Cold is when you split and hear it crackle when it hits the ground. Cold is when you take a deep breath and feel the membranes in your nose freeze. This is not cold. This is *cool*.

When it actually gets cold, then you can worry about your cars not starting. -20F or colder.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Jerry ()
Date: January 01, 2018 08:36PM

Nope, my garage has been about 39 degrees all weekend. Not terribly cold and shouldn't be enough to kill a <2 year old battery. Wife's car got a new battery in August. Should be good to go.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Leftist.Gorilla ()
Date: January 01, 2018 09:14PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> You kids. This isn't cold. Cold is when you split
> and hear it crackle when it hits the ground. Cold
> is when you take a deep breath and feel the
> membranes in your nose freeze. This is not cold.
> This is *cool*.
>
> When it actually gets cold, then you can worry
> about your cars not starting. -20F or colder.

Seriously, this is a 4th of July morning in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...this ain't cold.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Blow my fuse ()
Date: January 01, 2018 09:38PM

I hooked this puppy up this afternoon and will leave it juicing overnight.
Works like a charm!
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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: cedfx ()
Date: January 03, 2018 01:11PM

< 1 A isn't going to start a car, it won't even help

furthermore it'd take days to charge, maybe just two if you brought the battery inside

if it doesn't start it's highly likely you need a new one: charging is only going to help you get to a place that will change it for you, which i suggest since your clueless about whether you need one

(did you check your battery connections are tight and if you need water in your battery?)

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Grey Beard ()
Date: January 03, 2018 05:03PM

cedfx Wrote:
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> (did you check your battery connections are tight
> and if you need water in your battery?)

Old mechanics trick - drop an Alka-Seltzer in your battery the night before to guarantee a quick start on an extra cold morning.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Johnson Controls ()
Date: January 03, 2018 05:30PM

Jerry Wrote:
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> Nope, my garage has been about 39 degrees all
> weekend. Not terribly cold and shouldn't be enough
> to kill a <2 year old battery. Wife's car got a
> new battery in August. Should be good to go.


If you are worried about a 2 year old car battery then it must be a POS.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Johnson Controls ()
Date: January 03, 2018 05:32PM

Grey Beard Wrote:
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> cedfx Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > (did you check your battery connections are
> tight
> > and if you need water in your battery?)
>
> Old mechanics trick - drop an Alka-Seltzer in your
> battery the night before to guarantee a quick
> start on an extra cold morning.

What are you driving? A 1975 Maverick?

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Jerry dingleberry ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:41PM

Johnson Controls Wrote:
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> Jerry Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Nope, my garage has been about 39 degrees all
> > weekend. Not terribly cold and shouldn't be
> enough
> > to kill a <2 year old battery. Wife's car got a
> > new battery in August. Should be good to go.
>
>
> If you are worried about a 2 year old car battery
> then it must be a POS.


I said I wasn't worried, you illiterate fuck.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 03, 2018 10:01PM

QuitYerBitching Wrote:
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> You pikers.
>
> My cars are all in a heated garage. And I have a
> reserved parking spot in the underground garage at
> my office building. If I do have to park outside
> for some reason, I have no fear my
> German-engineered vehicle will start every time.
> Oh, remotely, too. That way I don't have to wait
> in a cold car while it heats up.


So give yourself a pat on the back. geez!

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: mwfeu ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:05PM

Grey Beard Wrote:
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> cedfx Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > (did you check your battery connections are
> tight
> > and if you need water in your battery?)
>
> Old mechanics trick - drop an Alka-Seltzer in your
> battery the night before to guarantee a quick
> start on an extra cold morning.


WRONG

Purified water (not tap water) is the ONLY kind of water that replenishes a battery.

You can order battery acid too, if you think that is low, but do not remove any old fluid due to the lead in it.

Even with acid/h20 replacement, batteries will, after a few acid replacements, stop performing, due to lead corrosion. You can't open the battery to clean it and what would you do with lead scrapings anyhow?

Batteries are sealed and FULLY recycled: so just get a new one. It's a secret we all know about.


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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Fill ‘er Up ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:17PM

Adding fresh acid is a good idea. You can siphon out some of the old with a straw before pouring in the fresh stuff.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: thcyb ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:18PM

the real "old mechanics trick" is an old chemistry trick:

baking soda helps clean battery contacts, though a battery wire brush is still suggested for simplicity

a few electrons in valence are weekly held, many electrons in valence (between a few and 8) are tighly held and like to "take" more. HCL is an acid. When HCL combines the H is said to be an H+ ion in solution because in solution H variously detatches and re-attaches: thus becomes a free H to attach to anything HCL is in contact with - which will "react" with many things (except plastic bottles that hold it on store shelves!)

acids have H+ ions (they have a free hydrogen electron to donate), bases have H-. (note this doesn't mean the H are + or missing an electron when detatched, which as i said is continual process of many things in solution, not just acid)


baking soda is a base that neutralizes acids, in water it bubbles when active


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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: F Chelsea Handjob ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:27PM

Triggered Snowflake.. Wrote:
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> Are you worried about your car starting tomorrow?
> I haven't started my car since Saturday and I am
> worried that it will not start... Should I be
> worried?


You should slit your wrists immediately.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: And While Its Cold ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:31PM

Add two tablespoons of honey to your washer fluid. The antibacterial qualities will prevent freezing and you be amazed how quickly and completely your windows de-ice in the morning.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: jmkpj ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:34PM

note the above is confusing but leave it at that: H detatches from HCL to form hydronium h3O and Cl is left "CL-" (and could combine with what it contacts in solution), but CL- robs H back again to form HCL. the "action" comes in when anything that is effected by H or Cl is presented. let's leave it at that.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: ht9et ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:35PM

(if CL- were really an electron donor it would never take the H back - meaning the - is acid notation not indication of electron affinity in solution)

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: 3jkmn ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:40PM

(for chem equation CL- means that CL- (valence 7) takes an electron to maintain the "stable 8", it doesn't NOT mean CL is negative :)

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: h7w9n ()
Date: January 04, 2018 03:44PM


sealed batteries that don't require water, agm batteries (sealed)

WELL KNOWN INDUSTRY LIES. THEY ARE CHEAP ASS BATTERIES THAT PREVENT YOU FROM REFILLING THE BATTERY.


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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Easy Enough ()
Date: January 04, 2018 06:44PM

The sealed “caps” on those batteries pop right off with a screwdriver. Add tap water/acid as needed to recharge them. Loosening them the night before helps in the morning.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Morons abound ()
Date: January 04, 2018 08:25PM

And While Its Cold Wrote:
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> Add two tablespoons of honey to your washer fluid.
> The antibacterial qualities will prevent freezing
> and you be amazed how quickly and completely your
> windows de-ice in the morning.

Because ice and bacterial action are so closely linked.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Dense ain't the word... ()
Date: January 04, 2018 09:58PM

Morons abound Wrote:
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> And While Its Cold Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Add two tablespoons of honey to your washer
> fluid.
> > The antibacterial qualities will prevent
> freezing
> > and you be amazed how quickly and completely
> your
> > windows de-ice in the morning.
>


> Because ice and bacterial action are so closely
> linked.




Lol dude. That was meant as a joke. Honey will completely clog the small rubber lines that manage the washer fluid, especially in the cold. Not very bright are ya?

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Morons abound ()
Date: January 04, 2018 10:16PM

Ah. You were trying to be funny! I get it now. Ho ho ho. And here I thought you were just dense. My bad.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: TPDJU ()
Date: January 05, 2018 07:26AM

Fallback plan, if it does not start, get Lyft or Uber.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: lead acid cell ()
Date: January 05, 2018 08:36AM

QuitYerBitching Wrote:
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> my office building. If I do have to park outside
> for some reason, I have no fear my
> German-engineered vehicle will start every time.

You buy german-made car batteries?

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Schultz ()
Date: January 05, 2018 09:27AM

lead acid cell Wrote:
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> QuitYerBitching Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
>
> > my office building. If I do have to park
> outside
> > for some reason, I have no fear my
> > German-engineered vehicle will start every
> time.
>
> You buy german-made car batteries?

Ja! I need to be in Berlin in the morning.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Harry Sachs ()
Date: January 05, 2018 09:31AM

Park so that if your battery does die that another car can reach it with jumper cables.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Always Starts ()
Date: January 05, 2018 09:41AM

I don't own a car. I ride a bicycle. But I don't have to stop for red lights.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: Never Stops ()
Date: January 05, 2018 10:36AM

Always Starts Wrote:
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> I don't own a car. I ride a bicycle. But I don't
> have to stop for red lights.

That’s ok. I don’t stop for spandex-wearing fags on bikes.

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Re: are you worried about your car starting ?
Posted by: 6XEDH ()
Date: January 05, 2018 02:46PM

Always Starts Wrote:
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> I don't own a car. I ride a bicycle. But I don't
> have to stop for red lights.

Admiring you if you are riding in this wind chill weather, not to mention the snow and icy spots.

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