Fordmods Logo

Adjusting Idle 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 20 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:31 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 38

Joined: 1st Sep 2008

Ride: EBII XR6

Location: McGraths Hill
NSW, Australia

How ya going?

I took my car out for a drive today (EBII XR6) and noticed the idle is f**k, for example when I start the car I must have my foot gently laid on the accelerator to help it sit at about a grand then I take my foot off after about a minute or two and it drops to about 300 which I dont mind.
What concerns me is when I'm driving and have to slow down suddenly (putting my clutch in or placing it in nuetral) it completely dies, the revs slowly drop until they are at zero.

So here's the question, is there a way to adjust the idle revs and how am I to do this?
(edit) Or if someone could link me to an appropriate page that would be great.

I'm in desperate need of information as I have quite a long drive ahead of me and don't want my car driving like a b**ch.

Any help will be appreciates
thanks!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:41 pm 
Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 2327

Joined: 6th Oct 2005

Ride: 93EB Fairmont / BA Falcon XR6T

Location: Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

On the right side of your engine attached to the top of the Throttle body is a unit called an ISC which controls your idle. undo the 2 bolts and unplug the wiring harness and take it off and give it a good clean and whilst your at it clean the throttle body itself. I clean my ISC with petrol (not sure if that is the best but it works for me). That usually solves the problem. If worst comes to worst there is along skinny screw that adjusts the idle revs. Screwing that in a little bit will also pick up the revs for you. Ive done this on my car and it idles at 300 its auto and idles very smoothly and has 380,000 kays. :mrgreen:

 

_________________

93 EB II Fairmon8 with 17' EL GT's / Clear indicators / H.I.Ds / Sports exhaust / Lowered 2' / K&N / XR6 ECU.
2004 BA MKI XR6T in Lightning Strike paint / K&N / XR8 bonnet / BF lights and a few tweaks.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:50 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

There is no way your car idles at 300rpm.

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:57 pm 
Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 2327

Joined: 6th Oct 2005

Ride: 93EB Fairmont / BA Falcon XR6T

Location: Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

Yes it does but the way i mean it, is when it is in gear. Not in Neutral.

 

_________________

93 EB II Fairmon8 with 17' EL GT's / Clear indicators / H.I.Ds / Sports exhaust / Lowered 2' / K&N / XR6 ECU.
2004 BA MKI XR6T in Lightning Strike paint / K&N / XR8 bonnet / BF lights and a few tweaks.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:19 pm 
Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 2327

Joined: 6th Oct 2005

Ride: 93EB Fairmont / BA Falcon XR6T

Location: Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

Here is a photo taken of my idle whilst in gear.

 

 

Attachments:
20082009873.jpg
20082009873.jpg [ 308.15 KiB | Viewed 25 times ]

 

_________________

93 EB II Fairmon8 with 17' EL GT's / Clear indicators / H.I.Ds / Sports exhaust / Lowered 2' / K&N / XR6 ECU.
2004 BA MKI XR6T in Lightning Strike paint / K&N / XR8 bonnet / BF lights and a few tweaks.

Last edited by 93EB on Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:21 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 38

Joined: 1st Sep 2008

Ride: EBII XR6

Location: McGraths Hill
NSW, Australia

Awesome thanks a lot for that 93EB I'll go test it out right now
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:27 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

93EB wrote:
Here is a photo taken of my idle in gear and in neutral. Mainly for Krisisdog.


is that pic in gear????
if so thats 600rpm..
the first thick line on the tacho is 500rom... than 100rpm increments after that..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:42 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 38

Joined: 1st Sep 2008

Ride: EBII XR6

Location: McGraths Hill
NSW, Australia

I always thought the thick line was 300? My mistake, my car drops to 500 after letting my foot off the accelerator**
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:53 pm 
Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 2327

Joined: 6th Oct 2005

Ride: 93EB Fairmont / BA Falcon XR6T

Location: Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

Well Troyman i admit i may be wrong then. My apologies go to Krissis Dog.
Anyway as you can see the idle is pretty smooth where it is and never stalls. With the aircon on it idles a bit higher obviously.

 

_________________

93 EB II Fairmon8 with 17' EL GT's / Clear indicators / H.I.Ds / Sports exhaust / Lowered 2' / K&N / XR6 ECU.
2004 BA MKI XR6T in Lightning Strike paint / K&N / XR8 bonnet / BF lights and a few tweaks.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:12 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 20

Joined: 13th Aug 2009

Ride: 92 Eb II Gli

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

thats very weird i have the exact same problem 92 eb 2nd series Revs about 800 in park/neutal and in gear it sits on 300 but when i turn the air con on instead of going up in Revs it drops and usealy stalls in a flipping auto!! >.>



300-500 elephant lion = same

 

_________________

Image

Last edited by Grambo on Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

Man its not 300rpm!!! Theres no way you car will run at 300!!!
That first line is 500rpm

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:29 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 20

Joined: 13th Aug 2009

Ride: 92 Eb II Gli

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

thats all good and well but still doesent explain why our cars are stalling or low reving or the rev meter bouncing low to high then stalling when air con is on well for mine it does anyway

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4326

Joined: 30th Oct 2006

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: Envi EF

Location: Grafton
NSW, Australia

give the idle base screw a tweak, and clean the ISC out.

 

_________________

>>>EF Futura T build<<<

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:16 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1228

Joined: 5th Mar 2006

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: FALCON EB TURBO, EL XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Grambo wrote:
thats very weird i have the exact same problem 92 eb 2nd series Revs about 800 in park/neutal and in gear it sits on 300 but when i turn the air con on instead of going up in Revs it drops and usealy stalls in a flipping auto!! >.>



300-500 elephant lion = same


Could be the isc not compinsaiting for the drop into gear maybe and the extra load on the engine?

Could be your torque converter? not slipping when you drop it into gear maybe? Whats your gearbox box oil level like? hows it drive?

 

_________________

FALCAHOLIC

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED
DESTROY ALL EVIDENCE THAT YOU EVEN TRIED


Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Adjusting Idle
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1833

Joined: 3rd May 2007

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: AUII XR6 Uterus

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

i made an orriface plate for my isc with about 5mm holes from a coke can to reduce the immediate effectiveness of the solenoid to get my car to idle with my cam. works ok. but i'm guessing thats not your caper, cleaning the isc has never worked for me since i bought my cam but i'm guessing that coz it was working before, cleaning and/or replacing won't change the problem anyway, however if you haven't changed anything on the car than the chances of it being dirty and effecting idle is fair likely, and so are about 50 other things like snap mentioned.

also if all else fails the throttle body still has a base idle screw...

 

_________________

Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:59 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names