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Old 01-05-2014, 06:38 PM   #26
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-49 degrees Celsius with the windchill this morning and it did not sound good lol. Couldn't let the clutch out for bout 30 seconds or else it would've stalled. Can't wait until this is over.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #27
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It was 12F in my garage this morning, and it started a little slower than usual. Its supposed to be -15F around the time I leave work... will be the coldest I've ever tried starting it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:33 AM   #28
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this morning it was 10* F in my garage (judging by the indash temp meter). The car started up just fine, but did make a few rattles before it quieted down to normal.

This is the coldest temps we have seen in my lifetime (I'm 28) in this part of TN. So yeah, we are freaking out a little bit down here.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:11 PM   #29
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It was 12F in my garage this morning, and it started a little slower than usual. Its supposed to be -15F around the time I leave work... will be the coldest I've ever tried starting it.
No kidding - this afternoon will be my first attempt at starting the car in -0 temps. I am sure there will be a whole lot of fun noises, and will be grimacing the whole time!
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:21 PM   #30
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I just make sure the tank is filled.
Let it idle before I go to bed, and when i Get up.
If it won't start, throw the magnet heater on it for awhile.
It's -20* right now, and I had no problem.
(I did take it around the block a few time last night, that helps.)
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:29 PM   #31
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:28 PM   #32
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So that "banshee" noise on start up when its below zero is normal then?

Heres a video of someone else who's wrx is making the same noise as mine when its super cold:

Mine did it yesterday afternoon which was the first time driving it when it was below zero. It was minus 7 at the time. Freaked me out when I first heard it. Then again this morning. Normal?

The other thing I noticed were my brakes were super grabby this morning when I first started driving but returned to normal after a few miles.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:37 PM   #33
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My neighbor had a garage work light set out all night under his oil pan. It appears it made a difference as his car had no issues starting this morning. Probably a 100w bulb. First time I actually saw someone do that.

Related question: Can we see major problems from starting cars in super cold weather? Right now we're at about -5 here in Pittsburgh and last night my car started, but took a few cranks over, then started rough. It immediately was normal after that though.

I'll assume this is more wear on the battery and starter, but can there be any internal damage done by starting in cold temps, given your oil and filter and the correct viscosity and pressure?
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:59 PM   #34
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Cold startup is the hardest time on your internals. The oil is too cold to do its job. Get a block warmer
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:01 PM   #35
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My neighbor had a garage work light set out all night under his oil pan. It appears it made a difference as his car had no issues starting this morning. Probably a 100w bulb. First time I actually saw someone do that. Related question: Can we see major problems from starting cars in super cold weather? Right now we're at about -5 here in Pittsburgh and last night my car started, but took a few cranks over, then started rough. It immediately was normal after that though. I'll assume this is more wear on the battery and starter, but can there be any internal damage done by starting in cold temps, given your oil and filter and the correct viscosity and pressure?
I'm curious about this too. My car gets so cold that when I start it, I can't let off the clutch for like 30 sec or it would stall. That's only happened to me once though.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:05 PM   #36
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The work light under the oil pan trick sounds about right. It would probably keep the oil from getting as cold as the outside temps, making start up a little bit easier. May have to try that one tonite...

I also heard that banshee noise yesterday when I started my car. Rough idle and then it was fine. I imagine all cars are going to act bad at first, until the circulation starts and gets some heat going. My transmission was very stiff too. All to be expected in this weather. Come on weekend! May get a break by then...
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #37
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So that "banshee" noise on start up when its below zero is normal then?

Heres a video of someone else who's wrx is making the same noise as mine when its super cold: Video Link: http://youtu.be/rn58L1xwQew

Mine did it yesterday afternoon which was the first time driving it when it was below zero. It was minus 7 at the time. Freaked me out when I first heard it. Then again this morning. Normal?

The other thing I noticed were my brakes were super grabby this morning when I first started driving but returned to normal after a few miles.
Mine sounded just like that today. I assume it's normal, maybe turbo waiting to get oil? But it's not the first at least I'm not alone lol
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:33 PM   #38
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Glad that I don't have to put my car through any of this.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:34 PM   #39
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It'll be 71 degrees here today.

That is all.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:52 PM   #40
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Awesome snow and winter drifting in a subie = worth the cold weather
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:29 PM   #41
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So that "banshee" noise on start up when its below zero is normal then?

Heres a video of someone else who's wrx is making the same noise as mine when its super cold: http://youtu.be/rn58L1xwQew

Mine did it yesterday afternoon which was the first time driving it when it was below zero. It was minus 7 at the time. Freaked me out when I first heard it. Then again this morning. Normal?

The other thing I noticed were my brakes were super grabby this morning when I first started driving but returned to normal after a few miles.

I picked up my car last January. The next day, after driving home from the dealer, it was only 1* outside. It made that horrific noise and the TOB was chattering like crazy. I wasn't surprised by the TOB, but that start up noise was quite alarming. I quickly found out it was normal.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:13 PM   #42
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Some subies have a clear flood mode. Floor it while cranking, and you get no fuel, perfect for priming the oil galleries.
I was under the impression all modern vehicles would fuel-cut if the pedal is floored when you turn the key and start ignition.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:20 PM   #43
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So that "banshee" noise on start up when its below zero is normal then?

Heres a video of someone else who's wrx is making the same noise as mine when its super cold: http://youtu.be/rn58L1xwQew

Mine did it yesterday afternoon which was the first time driving it when it was below zero. It was minus 7 at the time. Freaked me out when I first heard it. Then again this morning. Normal?

The other thing I noticed were my brakes were super grabby this morning when I first started driving but returned to normal after a few miles.
its pretty normal near 0 degrees. i get that noise, a whisting and some other weird noises when its real cold. also, 1st gear and reverse are a mf to engage too. my cars 6 years old this month and has always made those noises. i think your video is the power steering pump whining cause of cavitation.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:37 PM   #44
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I leave my cheap northern tool garage heater on all night. Start the cars about 15 minutes before we leave. Never an issue.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #45
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I get that same noise too it's 4 degrees in central mass right now I hate the cold
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:53 PM   #46
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So that "banshee" noise on start up when its below zero is normal then?

Heres a video of someone else who's wrx is making the same noise as mine when its super cold: http://youtu.be/rn58L1xwQew

Mine did it yesterday afternoon which was the first time driving it when it was below zero. It was minus 7 at the time. Freaked me out when I first heard it. Then again this morning. Normal?

The other thing I noticed were my brakes were super grabby this morning when I first started driving but returned to normal after a few miles.
His sounds like the power steering pump whining. Mine doesn't make that noise long, it sounds more like a bad idler pulley for a second. Sounds normal. Not much to do about it, it's too cold. Just pray nothing breaks.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:55 PM   #47
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I was under the impression all modern vehicles would fuel-cut if the pedal is floored when you turn the key and start ignition.
Yea, I don't know for sure. My 02 doesn't. Maybe it's not modern enough. All gasoline Fords do, I know for sure. It's possible that all cars do.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:09 AM   #48
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So that "banshee" noise on start up when its below zero is normal then?
Mine did it yesterday afternoon which was the first time driving it when it was below zero. It was minus 7 at the time. Freaked me out when I first heard it. Then again this morning. Normal?

The other thing I noticed were my brakes were super grabby this morning when I first started driving but returned to normal after a few miles.
Mine makes that same exact noise, its pretty loud and can last probably 10 seconds or so although it feels like forever!

I chalk this up to being normal, when starting in sub zero temps, it sounds like the power steering pump. Kinda ****ty since the car is only 3 months old and making those horendous noises on startup but I know the dealer is going to tell me to pound sand if I complain about it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:47 AM   #49
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Mine makes that same exact noise, its pretty loud and can last probably 10 seconds or so although it feels like forever!

I chalk this up to being normal, when starting in sub zero temps, it sounds like the power steering pump. Kinda ****ty since the car is only 3 months old and making those horendous noises on startup but I know the dealer is going to tell me to pound sand if I complain about it.
Banshee noise; Normal. I've had that sounds more days than not, especially when temps have been around 15 and below, which has been most nights here in Maine! Wish I had a garage...
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:53 AM   #50
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Same sound here around -30C. Plus a cacophony of 11 others, some of them being as if a chainsaw was going through glass. A while after, it purrs, normally.
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