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hey, i live near boston, it suddenly got very cold. i have 76 280 auto, and it has been running fine. then i let it sit for three days and the temperture dropped into the teens. on wendsday i fired the car up and it was fine, didn't drive it but i ran it for about twenty minutes. then on thursday, when i went to start it the battery was real low, i think there is a slight drain that the cold accelerates. so i thought fine, pulled the battery got it charged and figured all was cool. when i went to start the car, the starter turned but the engine wouldn't catch and just kept sputtering like it was out of gas. a friend of mine told me to push the car into the garage, and after a few hours of letting the car warm up give it another shot. any ideas what this problem could be, and if it is just the cold is there anyway to prevent this problem, as i don't have a garage to store the car in. any ideas would be a big help.
 

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> hey, i live near boston, it suddenly got
> very cold. i have 76 280 auto, and it has
> been running fine. then i let it sit for
> three days and the temperture dropped into
> the teens. on wendsday i fired the car up
> and it was fine, didn't drive it but i ran
> it for about twenty minutes. then on
> thursday, when i went to start it the
> battery was real low, i think there is a
> slight drain that the cold accelerates. so i
> thought fine, pulled the battery got it
> charged and figured all was cool. when i
> went to start the car, the starter turned
> but the engine wouldn't catch and just kept
> sputtering like it was out of gas. a friend
> of mine told me to push the car into the
> garage, and after a few hours of letting the
> car warm up give it another shot. any ideas
> what this problem could be, and if it is
> just the cold is there anyway to prevent
> this problem, as i don't have a garage to
> store the car in. any ideas would be a big
> help.
 
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