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Old 28 Jan 2004, 09:08 pm
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It's been hitting -45C in Whitehorse. Let's just say that our PT does not like it one bit. Even Plugged in this morning, it took it all it had to start. Once started, there was brownish looking smoke coming out of the tailpipe. Is this normal for a GT? I don't know much about Turbos so I'm asking all the dumbest questions. It had a odor of gas also. I wasn't flooded, but jsut hesitated alot before starting? Any ideas?

I'm so glad we took the leather seats and the butt warmers. For all of you who think -10C is cold; it's not cold unless your tires freeze flat on the bottom! Now that's cold!

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Old 28 Jan 2004, 11:36 pm
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uokonsly, [^] Welcome to the best forum, somone will know the answer you asked. I'm from FL with a stock non-turbo.
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Old 29 Jan 2004, 12:00 am
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you may want to look into a battery blanket also, and some shelter to keep it out of the wind.

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Old 29 Jan 2004, 05:10 pm
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Glad I don't live where you do! Its bad enough here in the "banana belt". About your problem I think the battery in the PT is too small for real cold weather and other than putting a larger one in back or on the roof I don't see a fix .I also get the raw gas smell upon startup and for maybe 30 seconds then it slowly disappears,this is most noticeable on mornings that the temp is at 0'F and lower.
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Old 29 Jan 2004, 05:40 pm
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the 'brown' smoke is just extra unburnt fuel. The stock computer dumps way too much gas into the engine when it's cold.

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Old 30 Jan 2004, 04:50 pm
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Another question: Our GT burnt 1/4 tank of gaz for less than 75km yesterday....my wife started it up twice for 20 minutes and in the morning for 20 minutes. that's less than 1 our at idle and 75KM...sure it was -30C, but I thinks it's outrageous. Any comments


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Old 30 Jan 2004, 04:58 pm
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Again the computer dumps way to much gas when the motor's cold.

Also if you get into the load pedal too much it really starts to suck back the gas!

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