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Old 12-13-2009, 06:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I saw -35F in Colorado, but not in my 6 years in Alaska. I had to put a Coleman lantern under my truck's crankcase for 45 minutes to thin the oil out enough to crank the engine over. The crankshaft felt like it was imbedded in concrete at first. After 45 minutes of heat, it merely felt like it was imbedded in molasses.

My friends living in colder parts of Alaska would take their batteries indoors with them at night.

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Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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