Engine idle speed.

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clawhn
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Engine idle speed.

Post by clawhn » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:29 am

My 2.0 petrol engine idles at around 600 rpm when warmed up . Am I right in thinking that seems a bit low? It has been the same from new and has covered approx 3K miles now. Any comments welcome.

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Re: Engine idle speed.

Post by anchorman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:14 am

No, it’s correct.
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Re: Engine idle speed.

Post by MJC1216 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:47 pm

Just checked mine and 650 so seems about right.
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Re: Engine idle speed.

Post by Greenman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 pm

clawhn wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:29 am
My 2.0 petrol engine idles at around 600 rpm when warmed up . Am I right in thinking that seems a bit low? It has been the same from new and has covered approx 3K miles now. Any comments welcome.
why do you think it is too low?

are you experiencing any problems such as stalling or fluttering as you pull away?

Modern injection systems are very precise, so idle speeds don't need to be set as high as they were in the "good old fashioned" carburettor days.


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Re: Engine idle speed.

Post by clawhn » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 pm

Thanks for the replies. I posted my query as the engine seemed to be little bit lumpy when idling. My previous car was a Civic petrol and ran at around 800 rpm at idle. I don't experience any associated problems though so I guess all is OK. Thanks again for the advice.
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