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Old 11-07-2002, 12:40 PM
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Location: Sunny Florida
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Economy gauge reading low when cold

My car is a 1989 560SEL, 148K miles. Since the cold weather hit Florida, (temps in the mid 60's in the morning), my economy gauge reads about 1/4 inch off the peg when idling, upon start up. Usually sits right on the peg. No other unusual symptoms, MAYBE a rough idle, if I listen really close. When the car warms up, the needle returns to normal behaviour.

I have not even cracked the hood yet to troubleshoot, but I plan to over the weekend. Any thoughts or ideas, where to look?

As always, I appreciate the help!!

P.S. Just installed new Pilots all around. SUCH a difference in ride from the Firestones.....
1989 560SEL (172k)
1989 325IC (122K)
2004 Suzuki Volusia LE (3500 miles)
2005 Yamaha Road Star (20 K miles)
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