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Unread 01-13-2014, 05:29 PM   #16
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does it sound like this "Meeeeeeeooooooooooooooowwwwww thaq thaq thaq tick tick tick errrrrrrrrr"
Haha I got a hoot out of this. No think a single high pitched grunt right as the vehicle cranks over.

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Unread 01-13-2014, 07:44 PM   #17
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What year is your jk.. mine does it and it's the water pump but it only last a few secs and then goes away. ... I'm still under power train warranty but dealer can't pin it down because it only lasts for a sec in really cold weather and they need to be sure for warranty purposes.

Sent while doing like other stuff too kinda.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:00 PM   #18
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Mine is an 08 and just put a water pump on it a few months ago. Same noise with old pump and new one. Just a real cold weather thing !
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Unread 01-13-2014, 10:19 PM   #19
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Are any of you that live in these crazy negative temps using a block heater or anything? Seems like with temps that cold I would want a block heater on the jeep at night. Cold starts like that are hard on engines and the heater should help a little.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 10:56 PM   #20
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Are any of you that live in these crazy negative temps using a block heater or anything? Seems like with temps that cold I would want a block heater on the jeep at night. Cold starts like that are hard on engines and the heater should help a little.
Really only need the heater on for 30 minutes before start up. From what I know and what people say the only thing its useful for is that it allows you to unplug it and go. Instead of heating it up in the morning it would however save you gas
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Unread 01-14-2014, 08:18 AM   #21
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I have a 2010. And it's pluged in all night.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 10:57 AM   #22
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I plug mine on a timer for 2 hours only when it's -15C and below.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 05:51 PM   #23
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Are any of you that live in these crazy negative temps using a block heater or anything? Seems like with temps that cold I would want a block heater on the jeep at night. Cold starts like that are hard on engines and the heater should help a little.
I live in the same city as the op, and I rarely plug it in or warm it up. I've plugged it in once or twice, and only warmed it up for about 10 minutes once this winter (it was around -30 some). I run synthetic so it is usually get in and go. The synthetic will make it easy to start, and it warms up way faster if you're actually moving
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Unread 01-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #24
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I live in the same city as the op, and I rarely plug it in or warm it up. I've plugged it in once or twice, and only warmed it up for about 10 minutes once this winter (it was around -30 some). I run synthetic so it is usually get in and go. The synthetic will make it easy to start, and it warms up way faster if you're actually moving
I never plugged the beast in at all last winter and it was fine. Just started happening this year. And I course. I couldn't replicate the noise at the dealer. Being a 20 year old the mechanic thought I was high of the reefer. Even showed him this thread, thinks we are all full of non sense. None the less this dealer is officially dead to me.

Thanks for the input. I have a uncle coming down who teaches mechanics so I'm going to enlist him for assistance next weekend
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Unread 01-15-2014, 05:47 PM   #25
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Todays oils are better than they used to be. Back in the 80's when living up in Ely, MN (by the canook border) we would see temps at -40º on a somewhat normal basis and we'd go a week or so without it getting above -10ºF. At our gas station, if we left a can of oil sit out overnight it would freeze up to the point of needing a hammer and chisel to get any oil out of the can. (Remember those old cardboard oil cans?) Todays oils especially synthetic and blended oils are much better in those extreme colds. The block heater kept the engine coolant warm enough to keep the oil fluid enough so it would flow through the oil pump. Otherwise when you started the engine you could be running without oil flowing until the engine warmed up. I had an old Corvair which was air-cooled. Every morning I took the hot coals out of the wood stove and put those under the oil pan just to get it started. If I didn't there was no chance it would start and if it did you'd hear the bottom of the crankshaft gouging out the frozen oil, thud thud thud.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:39 PM   #26
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Todays oils are better than they used to be. Back in the 80's when living up in Ely, MN (by the canook border) we would see temps at -40º on a somewhat normal basis and we'd go a week or so without it getting above -10ºF. At our gas station, if we left a can of oil sit out overnight it would freeze up to the point of needing a hammer and chisel to get any oil out of the can. (Remember those old cardboard oil cans?) Todays oils especially synthetic and blended oils are much better in those extreme colds. The block heater kept the engine coolant warm enough to keep the oil fluid enough so it would flow through the oil pump. Otherwise when you started the engine you could be running without oil flowing until the engine warmed up. I had an old Corvair which was air-cooled. Every morning I took the hot coals out of the wood stove and put those under the oil pan just to get it started. If I didn't there was no chance it would start and if it did you'd hear the bottom of the crankshaft gouging out the frozen oil, thud thud thud.
That sounds like a horrible time! I'd take a random
Noise over having to
Manually heat my oil pan daily hahaha
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Unread 01-15-2014, 07:39 PM   #27
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Not sure why you guys who live in the colder climates wouldn't plug in your vehicles...
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Unread 01-16-2014, 12:20 AM   #28
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Not sure why you guys who live in the colder climates wouldn't plug in your vehicles...
Don't wanna across as an jerk or anything but have you ever lived in a cold
Climate like canada? My rig can sit in -30 Celsius all weekend and start without a hesitation. Just makes that stupid noise. We're not rolling around old vehicles like posted above.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 07:42 AM   #29
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Seriously? Not sure if your serious but if you look just a little below peoples user names it usually says their locations. Maybe your on a smart phone though?


Having a basic understanding of the internal combustion engine would surely prompt you to want to plug your vehicles in, synthetic oil or not.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 10:34 AM   #30
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Jeeze that is some cold weather. Good thing my 2009 JK heater blasts piping hot air out to keep me warm in 35 degree Oklahoma winter. lol
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