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Old 05-19-2003, 07:06 PM
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If it's not on 3 when you turn the key to on before starting the engine then you're in good shape. If it goes to 3 before the engine's turning, something's not right.

It's not uncommon to see MB engines idle at 3 at operating temperature but it's more common (I think) to see it dip a little.

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