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Old 05-29-2002, 12:39 PM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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Location: Gainesville FL
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The idle is adjustable on your car. Try adjusting the large screw at the front lower of intake out (counter-clockwise).

A problem that occurs on these engines is that they have a thermostatically closed additional air valve. As they fail they need to be fully hot to close off all the way. The device should close completely by 130-150deg F (not sure of exact range, but it should be closed well before engine thermostat temp). If the device is still partially open at the t-stat temp and the idle is set there then the idle is too low when it finishes closing.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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