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I read the posts sent to Travis77z about his Z problems, and have to say I experienced similar problems with my oil guage and will be checking it out as soon as I can get my Z to the shop.

Now I have one more question to add to the cold weather chaos. I live in Spokane, Washington, and the weather has dropped down to less than -30 at times in the last two days.

I have a '72 240-Z with a Straight-6 L-28 engine block from a 280 Z. On Friday, the car was running fine, but since the temps sank overnight into the negatives, I've noticed the engine sputters, even after letting the engine warm up for 5 to 10 minutes and then running it on city streets for 20-30 minutes.

Also, since the temps went south, I've noticed the same oil guage problems as Travis77Z, and my temp guage has also been rising more than usual. It's not redlining, but it is noticeable. Could the temp guage just be reacting to the vast difference between the heat the engine block is putting off and the outside temps?

Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated.
 

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> I read the posts sent to Travis77z about his
> Z problems, and have to say I experienced
> similar problems with my oil guage and will
> be checking it out as soon as I can get my Z
> to the shop.

> Now I have one more question to add to the
> cold weather chaos. I live in Spokane,
> Washington, and the weather has dropped down
> to less than -30 at times in the last two
> days.

> I have a '72 240-Z with a Straight-6 L-28
> engine block from a 280 Z. On Friday, the
> car was running fine, but since the temps
> sank overnight into the negatives, I've
> noticed the engine sputters, even after
> letting the engine warm up for 5 to 10
> minutes and then running it on city streets
> for 20-30 minutes.

> Also, since the temps went south, I've
> noticed the same oil guage problems as
> Travis77Z, and my temp guage has also been
> rising more than usual. It's not redlining,
> but it is noticeable. Could the temp guage
> just be reacting to the vast difference
> between the heat the engine block is putting
> off and the outside temps?

> Any thoughts you have would be greatly
> appreciated.

Have you checked your antifreeze lately? Is it the right mixture for your weather conditions? What viscosity oil are you using?
 
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