Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: The Deep South of Vermont
Bright Idea/preheater from the lowcost leader
In extreme cold the issue is not only will it start?, but how long before the oil really starts to lube the ways?
Ever think about a pre-heater? Soften up that oil before hitting the starter button? Pull out a freeze plug and install a block heater? That's the trick for my NewHolland tractor.
But for the LT, go get a dropcord rated for a 100Watt light bulb. Prop the light up under the oil pan and leave it there for a few hours (overnight?) prior to cranking the beast up.
That hot lightbulb will warm your oil and make your 4-valve, 1200cc, flying brick all warm inside and she'll crank up like a warm summer's day.
Last edited by CharlieVT; Dec 14th, 2005 at 6:35 pm.
Reason: added infot