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Re: Cold start idle (more) (archive)

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Posted by Jon Caldito on October 09, 2000 at 00:57:28:

In Reply to: Cold start idle (more) posted by Justin on October 08, 2000 at 14:02:21:

All of your "complaints" are normal so I wouldn't worry.

As for a cold start, having a high idle is normal because the mixture is really rich and the idle control valve lets a lot of air through. Engines don't have a good combustion when they are cold.

Colder weather affects the specfic gravity in your battery making it low. You can add water which may or may not help or get a new battery. If you're still on your original battery that came with the car, then I recommend a new one.

Now if you complain of a "car wants to stall or cutout on a cold start or has a rough idle" then there's a software program for your DME to fit that.

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