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Old 01-02-2003, 05:24 PM
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I posted a similar question with my 1896 420 SEL. In my case the vacuum line to the EZL was disconnected when I bought the car. I did not find out about it until I checked the timing and realized that I was at 5 degrees instead of 12. When I re-connected the vacuum to the EZL the rpm went up as well as the timing (it went up to 25 degrees). The idle is as high as yours. I had a mechanic check it - looked for leaks but none were found. Cleaned the idle valve but it did not help.

My next step is to follow the diagnostic on the CD: Measure the current through the idle valve and check for proper operation of the throttle contact switches.

Please keep us posted on how your investigation progresses.

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