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post #21 of 23 Old 11-27-2012, 08:21 PM
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Poor running should not be involved. The engine should still run well unless something else is involved besides cold.
I define poor running outside of what i am used to... It runs fine just differently... If that makes since...

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Okay. I read "thicker air" as you suggesting the additional resistance from the air would have a measurable effect.

As for thicker grease.... I don't have the data to support my claim, but I still don't think this would have measurable effect. My thought, Friction would warm the thick grease up.

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Sorry but that's not true. Cold air is denser so of course the FI system puts more fuel in the mix but more fuel and air provide more power. All other things being equal, that would mean smaller throttle openings would be required. Longer warm up times, denser air to punch through, winter gas formulas and thicker grease all contribute to lower mileage.

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I define poor running outside of what i am used to... It runs fine just differently... If that makes since...
It might just be in my head, but mine actually seems to run just a tad smoother, when it's real cold, and a slightly different sound, also I can feel a little bit more power. Of course it uses more fuel too.

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