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#1 Old 02-07-2007, 07:40 PM
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car will not start ...not the fuel line frozen..need help ASAP

hey..

my car wont start. it seems like the fuel line is frozen.

is there anything i can do?

or do i have to wait till it gets warmer.

need help ASAP

thanks.

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Are you sure it is frozen...

What temp does gas freeze at anyway?
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You don't have fuel additif in autoparts store?
Here I can get this kind of fuel additif for gas anywhere.

It's cause by a low fuel in your tank and high humidity in it so it's easier to froze.
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Yeah, in very cold temperatures, it is recommended that you always try to keep your gas tank full. Like Spider said, if you have very low gas levels, you will have more air in the gas tank and fuel lines. The water vapor from the air will freeze in very cold temperatures.

There is a gas line antifreeze that you can add to prevent this from happening. The other option is to keep your gas tank full.

Now as for the solution to your specific problem now that your gas line is frozen....you have to either wait until the weather warms up or put your car in a heated garage.
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the car started last night and it only had less than a quarter. that explains why it frozed.

i just put in some addictives in with 8 litres of gas. it still didnt start. i guess its still frozen.

i guess i have to wait till it warms up

its like -25 to -30 degrees with wind chills.


its going to be like this for a week ...dammit.

i was planning to tow it to a garage and let it sit there for a day. what do you guys think? or should i just wait?
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Umm ya...move out of canada lol that should solve your issue

I would get the lines and tank unfrozen as quickly as possible, just dont warm it up to quick other wise you might break something...
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Umm ya...move out of canada lol that should solve your issue

I would get the lines and tank unfrozen as quickly as possible, just dont warm it up to quick other wise you might break something...

i ll try to tow it during the weekend
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maybe i ll guess my neighbor.
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can it be the engine oil freezing up?
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can it be the engine oil freezing up?
Ummm..no its not frozen. If it cranks......

How long have you been maintaining a car in canada? Sounds like you are not very experienced in this area. Next winter perhaps go with a betteroil and gas-line anti-freeze

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Maybe you could describe the symptoms a little bit better.

If it's just slow cranking and won't catch, that's standard fare when it gets cold. Plug in the block heater.

I've never had an issue with frozen fuel lines. Low Cold Cranking Amps from an older battery and cold, viscous oil is a sure way to not be able to to start a car. Far, far more probable than frozen fuel lines.

I think a lot of Canadian gas comes with gas line antifreeze as an additive right out of the pump.

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Ummm..no its not frozen. If it cranks......

How long have you been maintaining a car in canada? Sounds like you are not very experienced in this area. Next winter perhaps go with a betteroil and gas-line anti-freeze

been maintaining the car in canada for the past 7 years. never have had this happen.


pedro canada is the only gas that has gas line antifreeze in it.
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Maybe you could describe the symptoms a little bit better.

If it's just slow cranking and won't catch, that's standard fare when it gets cold. Plug in the block heater.

I've never had an issue with frozen fuel lines. Low Cold Cranking Amps from an older battery and cold, viscous oil is a sure way to not be able to to start a car. Far, far more probable than frozen fuel lines.

I think a lot of Canadian gas comes with gas line antifreeze as an additive right out of the pump.


i just got it towed to the garage. will know in a few hours.
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