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Old 02-07-2014, 04:14 PM
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What I noticed is that if it does not start on the first turn of the engine, it disengages. In this cold, it often takes 2-3 cranks to start. Poor design on the remote start, as I agree, I need it most when it is sub zero.
Having the same issue now, generally happens colder than -4. Was going to get them to look at it, not sure if there is a fix but should get the conversation started.
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Having the same issue now, generally happens colder than -4. Was going to get them to look at it, not sure if there is a fix but should get the conversation started.
Was -17 here the other day. I had the engine block heater plugged in and in the morning went to remote start it. Cranked once and started but then died soon after. Put on my shoes and went outside and it started right up. The remote start is great in anything over 10 degrees but really worthless under that.
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Was -17 here the other day. I had the engine block heater plugged in and in the morning went to remote start it. Cranked once and started but then died soon after. Put on my shoes and went outside and it started right up. The remote start is great in anything over 10 degrees but really worthless under that.
I've had no issue from -10F and up(no block heater)...maybe there is some benefit to my winter additive...without testing there is no proof to that statement though.
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Re: Cold Weather Start

Just a general question about cold weather.... It has been around zero here lately and I see a few bugs in the electronics areas. Is this common? (remote start didn't work, screen was blank for a few seconds, radio volume didn't work, etc)
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Re: Cold Weather Start

Ive had my jeep in a couple of weeks ago for a P20EE code, no heat in cabin and this remote start issue. Still waiting on the def pump, but both issues were solved by an update. When it got to about -15 deg c here it would not start if I did not plug it in, or at about -20 when I had it plugged in. As for the electronics when it gets very cold my media buttons on the left side(track skip, etc.) does not seem to work, also on my brothers truck things like that happen and on a buddies mazda.
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Re: Cold Weather Start

+2F degrees in North NJ this morning. It started up and then stalled. I think I saw a low fuel pressure warning. Last tank was filled at Exxon two weeks ago and I have 1/3 tank fuel remaining.

Will adding Sta-bil now help or once the fuel line gels up and service is required by the dealer?

Roadside Assistance will tow to nearest dealer. Thank goodness it's just sitting on my driveway.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:21 AM
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+2F degrees in North NJ this morning. It started up and then stalled. I think I saw a low fuel pressure warning. Last tank was filled at Exxon two weeks ago and I have 1/3 tank fuel remaining.

Will adding Sta-bil now help or once the fuel line gels up and service is required by the dealer?

Roadside Assistance will tow to nearest dealer. Thank goodness it's just sitting on my driveway.
When the weather is that cold you should keep your tank as full as possible to help prevent condensation forming inside your tank.

Doesn't NJ use a diesel blend in winter?

Don't know, so just asking... does Sta-Bil make an additive for diesel fuel?
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Re: Cold Weather Start

it would seem impractical to keep my tank full all the time during +2F temps. This isn't extreme conditions in my opinion I think -10F is extreme cold.

I don't know what kind of blend is required in NJ.

It finally cranked up when roadside assist showed up however the fuel pump is making an awful whirring noise and CEL is on. Towing it to dealer.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:54 AM
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They come with a built in engine heater. When it gets cold just plug it in. Gas engines have trouble starting when it gets that cold too so I think it is not an issue that should be a deal killer. This winter so far has had more really cold days than we have seen in the last several years combined.

In talking to someone who spent some time in Alaska they said that in the bitter cold they either plug in or keep the vehicle running. Extreme cold is just that extreme and compared to earlier Diesels the newer designs are incredible. Get a diesel and you really will wonder what you even were worried about.

Oh on the flip side Diesels do not generate as much heat as a gas engine so when it is really hot out and you get stuck in traffic, a diesel engine is far less likely to overheat as a gas engine.
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Currently we are in a deep freeze here..-23 daytime temps and windchill around -15 more so
Total like -40.

Yesterday my wife Subaru would not fire up using remote...started ok manually though.
Where I work we run current gen diesel engines using def and we pretty much have to plug in block heaters overnite to ensure they will start in these extreme conditions.

My suggestion...get yourself a cord for your blockheater for nite time and maybe fire it up for a bit mid day to "thaw it out"
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it would seem impractical to keep my tank full all the time during +2F temps. This isn't extreme conditions in my opinion I think -10F is extreme cold.
Oh, it's plenty cold enough for that, plus you have a diesel. However, if that's too impractical... good luck with it.
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Re: Cold Weather Start

My 14 Summit failed to start yesterday -26C , had to plug in for 1 hour then started but had check engine light on with code P0087 low fuel rail pressure also P204F ? Following day cel went out


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This morning it was -34c or -29.2 F started fine but was plunged in


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