[V8] Idle question
grey_wolf_x at yahoo.com
Wed May 31 20:29:11 EDT 2006
idle control valve, aka isv...
I can put the other switch on it, but the one thats on there now is yours (I havent swapped it
--- Ingo Rautenberg <i.rautenberg at waratap.com> wrote:
> Definitely NOT an idle-stabilizer issue IMO. As a test, just unplug
> the idle stabilizer and try driving the car. I bet it'll stall real
> quick. I'm thinking (maybe wrongly so) that maybe the idle switch/
> contact is not being hit with the car at idle? Did you check
> continuity? I would have though air leak, but then it would be the
> reverse -- faster idle than normal.
> Valve issue? Which valve? You're not thinking any of those 32
> valves, are you?
> On May 31, 2006, at 7:54 PM, Tim Hollister wrote:
> > since I have had this car the idle has always been a tad low but
> > smooth. low being the second mark
> > on the tach ~ 550 rpm. Now it is idling just barely above the first
> > mark by aboy a needles width.
> > still idles stable, no surging, idles smooth but you can tell it is
> > a touch low. In heavy traffic
> > with ac on (eg car hot 110 deg and idling with ac on) oil pressure
> > drops very low and batt light
> > (low voltage warning) comes on till you drop it in neutral and rev
> > it a touch. idle will return to
> > same point but oil and bat are fine till next stop. Does this sound
> > like a stabilization control
> > or valve issue? Low idle is constant at operating temp with no
> > issues beyond that till it gets
> > hot. cold idle is around 1000 rpm.
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