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whats the coldest temp you have started your taco in

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by lpfm1990, Mar 31, 2013.

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how cold!!!

  1. 10*f to 1*f

    16.1%
  2. 0*f to -4*f

    8.8%
  3. -5*f to -8*f

    8.8%
  4. -10*f to -14*

    9.6%
  5. -15*f to -19*f

    8.9%
  6. -20*f to -24*f

    7.7%
  7. -25*f and colder

    20.1%
  8. hell i dont know, it was f'en cold

    3.1%
  9. didnt start

    0.1%
  10. f the cold, i live where its warm!!!!

    16.8%
  1. Mar 31, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    like 3*F close to Buffalo. that was without the windchill. windchill it was close to like -5. that was back in mid/late jan of this year.

    edit: started just fine! have started it in 108*f before. i hated that weekend it was way to hot for me. Did the dead mans float in the pool.
     
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  2. Mar 31, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    detnight

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    I don't think it got below freezing here this year. Texas Gulf coast. It did down to 66F in the house one night.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    lpfm1990

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    I've rode a snowmobile at -50. That was a very interesting ride!
     
  4. Mar 31, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    -40 C. Wasn't even plugged in. She hesitated, but still turned over and started.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    23 degrees, that's when I was in Lake Tahoe though.

    ^hi Brett

    Thanks,
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  6. Mar 31, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    75 deg lol.. if that
     
  7. Mar 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    lpfm1990

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    For those in the -40 range. Do you have a block and or battery warmer? Being where I go sledding for vacation it does hit them temps once in awhile... I never expected this many responses to this poll thou, kinda neat to see the answers
     
  8. Mar 31, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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  9. Mar 31, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    Here in Canada Toyota Tacoma's come with block heaters, you have to pay for them of course. I never plugged mine in all winter and it was okay. On those -30C days it took a bit to get started but it started(no more than 2 cranks). Once the truck warmed up after a few moments it was good to go.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    Most vehicles sold new here come with both heaters, along with an oil pan heater. Earlier this winter we had a couple weeks of -50, and it gets colder in the low spots. I've started at -56 after a 12 hour shift, but you can bet all the vehicles in the lot had their heaters plugged in. There's really no interest in testing the unplugged theory at those temps, it can quickly become a matter of survival.

    Eight years in Anchorage, never plugged in down there, even with no garage.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    What do you do at work? Do they have power outlets around the parking lot? How frequently are they damaged from people sliding into them when it's icy?

    I just can't imagine the logistics of living in that environment.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    When cold, hands go in pants. That's logistics of Alaska hahaha.


    No block heater for me and I've started in at least -30.
     
  13. Mar 31, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    LOL!
    I spent a week up there doing some work on the general aviation airport in February 2001.
    Years and years and never any serious incidents, the one day an FAA inspector was in the tower, a pilot radioed in that he was going around because the runway was fouled.
    There was a Winnebago rolling down the runway. We were working with a local contractor developing a logic system that would provide railroad type gates where one of the taxiways crossed the road to keep the planes on the taxiways and the tourists on the roadway.

    It was cold, but no colder than I encountered in Bishop and Mammoth in '08.
     
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  14. Mar 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    Yeah, it comes in spurts up here for us. Weather is anything but predictable being surrounded on 3 sides by mountains and the other being the ocean. December was our coldest month and I think it got down to -25 or so.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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  16. Mar 31, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Yeah there's outlets in the parking lots. The outlets are atop 4-5" conduit or masonry towers; someone usually winds up needing some body work by the end of winter. They make arctic grade extension cords that are supposed to remain flexible at low temps. They usually have an LED in the end of the cord so you can know the outlet you're using is hot. Good times!
     
  17. Mar 31, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    well im happy to see no one has clicked the "it didnt start" option!!!!
     
  18. Mar 31, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    There are bunch of us....thanks for recognizing us. Glad I have auto start.
     
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  19. Mar 31, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    Crazy.

    Now if I can figure out how to afford a Tesla, maybe I'll go electric.
    I can't plug in at home, but I can plug in at work, and most shopping centers now have plug-in spots.

    Worst case if I need a top-up, I don't live far from the Diamond Bar California Air Resources Board palace building and they have a bunch of spots to plug in.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    My 2nd gen probalby around -25 - -30 celcius for about 3 weeks parked....my 99 was probably 3-4 weeks at -45 celcius it started no problem. Can't beat them as long as the batteries good....no block heater btw
     
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