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Direct injection in winter

I am wondering if direct injection is it harder to start in the winter in colder days, this is my first car with direct injection.
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i haven't heard of any complaints like this. if you are having an issue, try leaving the key in the run position (but don't crank the motor over) for a few seconds, then crank the motor and see if that helps. could be a loss of fuel pressure when parked for long periods that is causing an issue?
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Was wondering as it does get to -30c where I live
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We get down to into the -40's at least a dozen days a winter and many many days in the -20 to -30 range, mine starts instantly year round, in fact I don't think the starter turns it more than one revolution before it's running on its own.

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Seen no difference here whether it be over 100 or around 0, car starts the same. We don't get subzero temps here too often, but would suspect there would be no issues, other than maybe a possible potential slow crank due to poor battery performance.

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Maybe it is in my head and over think it
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Didn't have any issues with the Gen9 LTZ rental with the 3.6L in Salt Lake just after 2017 Christmas and 1st week in January.

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I am wondering if direct injection is it harder to start in the winter in colder days, this is my first car with direct injection.
You don't mention the year and model. Direct injection is usually far superior to other systems for starting.

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