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Old 05-02-2001, 10:00 PM
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What is the idle range for a 1998 E320 Wagon??????? Mine is about 600 rpm (ignoring gauge error).

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Old 05-02-2001, 10:08 PM
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That is normal. My car is always about that. I get more accurate readings via the climate control though. It varies from 590 to 600, and occasionally to 610. So I think you are right on.

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Old 05-09-2001, 11:09 PM
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every guage has some inherent error; to include a driver's paralax error from their viewing position. Only a calibrated measuring device is assumed to be accurate.

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