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 Post subject: el xr8 idle
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:40 pm 
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hay all...

what idle should my car be running at ???

at the set of lights or when first started it sits on about 500 rpm.. is that 2 low ??? or just right

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:51 pm 
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there should be a specs sticker on the bonnet that shows timing , idle , plug gap and belt layout there , and is it auto or manuel

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:52 pm 
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yeh i thought there was a sticker aswell and no sticker :?

its auto

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:57 pm 
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the workshop manual ive got here says idle speed for v8 is 700-800rpm but doesnt say for auto or manual.
i have mine set at 750rpm.

just remember to reset the T.P.S. voltage if you adjust your iddle speed, sticky at top of page.

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:03 pm 
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thats so strange my book says 500rpm-700 max for auto...

i will play with the idle might help me out a bit...

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:43 pm 
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thats from a max ellery manual witch ive learnt the hard way not to trust it too much.

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:05 pm 
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My factory ford workshop manual says between 500 - 700 rpm for automatic, like what was said above once you adjust the idle you have to set the t.p.s again.
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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:36 pm 
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well i had to place a new radiator in her about a month ago and new thermo

is it possible i have blown a headgasket ????
it doesnt seem to be using any coolant and oil aint milky

mmmmmmmmm or could it just be as simple as a fu*ked sensor

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:44 pm 
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could be a dodgey ISC.

have you checked for fault codes? that will soon tell ya if there is a sensor that is stuffed.

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:51 pm 
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hang on, just read the whole thread again.

what is the actual problem? is it just the idle speed?

does the car run like s**t, no power or what?
has it idled like that the whole time you have had it? or started recently?

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:58 pm 
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has been that one since i got it.....

it started to leak coolant at the bottom of the radiator so i replaced the radiator..

then took it home for a day then noticed it was leaking from the waterpump so while i was there we changed the thermo housing and thermo it self....

but still having this rough idle.. but doesnt seem to be using coolant or milky oil...

runs rough on idle only drove for 4 hrs on the weekend and got out and checked fluids and doesnt seem to be using it... MMMMMMMMM its kinds worrying me abit..

it has stalled on me twice now..

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:01 pm 
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Fuel filter dirty/clogged?

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:04 pm 
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nah i have done full serice including fuel filter, fuel pump, oil filter and new plugs and leads...

the idle will sit on about 500rpm then i drop it into R or D and the idle drops off to about 200Rpm have to get on the pedal quick otherwise it shatters...

if at lights it sits on about 500 rpm if it starts to run rough i just hold on foot on the pedal a little bit and it seems to be fine...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Remove & clean the ISC.

 

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 Post subject: Re: el xr8 idle
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:12 pm 
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done that about 2 weeks ago as soon as i cleaned it the idle seemed to hold a little bit better...

might have to connect a computer ?????

 

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