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I live in Wisconsin and my 1994 Subaru Legacy will not start in the winter when it's cold. I have had no problems in the Spring, Summer and Fall but when the temperature outside goes below 15-20 degrees F, it will turn over but never start. The only way I can start it in that kind of weather is to park it in the garage. I first tried the easy and inexpensive stuff (spark plugs, wires, battery) then moved to the ignition coil all with no success. I'm beginning to think it's fuel related?!? The winter weather is approaching again soon and any troubleshooting info would be great! Thanks, Mike from Wisconsin

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Keep the gasline antifreeze in for moisture at the pumps and if not running 5W30 weight oil could make a differance as well.........Hope this helps.

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