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Old 02-11-2011, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Raimo View Post
I have a solution that works and costs less than $10. It's more of a "hack", but it works for me. There is no other way (besides heating it) to make it work without having to redesing the CCV.
Maybe you can share that with the forums, though I can't see how.

For eample, you drive to work assuming you have sludge + water in oil already, park the car at work, uncover, for 8-10 hours in sub-freezing temp (like right now in Midwest).
By now the water freezes inside the hose already, you are going home, get in the car, start it (the heater just gets going cause it uses ACC power from battery), too late. The crank case presure build up instantly upon engine start, you may have hydro lock and bust the engine in seconds, before the heater even get a chance to thaw the freezing hoses.

I agree, if you have oil heater under the engine ala rig/trucks in Alaska, you won't have problem since it'll keep the oil pan and engine above freezing.
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