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Old 01-31-2004, 01:46 PM   #1
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.................when you first start your car up and the rpms are at 1700!
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yuck.. the highest mine go at idle is maybe 1100 .. most of the time its around 900-950 i believe..
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Hmm, my car has a pretty low fast idle - 1000rpm, +/- 100rpm? I notice other cars going higher than that...

... the ice racing beater car that was in my school'* autoshop had something seriously wrong with the fast idle - 3000rpm, anyone?
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Yeah, mine goes to about the same...Does it kick down after engine warming up??
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1400 on a really cold day, warms up a bit...drops to 1000, reverse 750
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The other day when it was -15 with a -40mph wind chill the RPMs were at 2K. Otherwise it'* usually at 1100.
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The other day when it was -15 with a -40mph wind chill the RPMs were at 2K. Otherwise it'* usually at 1100.
Same here...around 2k in the weather we are having right now...

and you also nnow it is too cold out when...

1) You blow a voice coil on your newer 12" woofer while at low volume

2) When you start your car it sounds like a banche comming because the block is so cold (-24F here yesterday morning...yeah)

3) Power goes out at your house 2 minutes after you get up to get ready for work.
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I feel alot better now.
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Yeah, mine goes to about the same...Does it kick down after engine warming up??
Oh yeah, it'll drop down to 800-900 then.
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When its cold out the car should kick into high idle then back off when thermostat opens up. That chilled air is mother natures intercooler, great for power but bad on bearings and seals.
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