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Re: [DML] FanZilla versus the Ebay competitor for Fan Controller Idle Stall

I have side on Martin's idea here.  I saw him post this information a
few years ago on this list.  I immediately did this to my car and I
love the results.  I can easily engage the clutch in first gear
without needing any gas pedal action, the engine has less tencency to
stall when disengaging the clutch on closed-throttle deceleration, and
I can idle up a steep hill in second gear with no gas and no sweat. 
Its really a great thing to have set up on your car, but your idle
system should be working perfectly before doing any adjusting on the
brass screws.

Jim Reeve

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxx> wrote:
> I take it you mean with the AC on? :-)
> This is where I get shot down in flames, but when I get a car with such 
> a problem, I start playing with the "brass screws". Here's a little 
> guide to setting these up that should cure your problem. It can't do
> harm and if you're not happy, just re-seat them all back down gently.
> 1) Let your engine idle up to temperature
> 2) With everything OFF (radio, ac, blower, lights, everything) , back 
> the rear two brass screws out by 2 turns each.
> 3) Back out the front one (that has a flat screw head) slowly and keep 
> going until you hear the engine speed start to increase. At that point, 
> screw it back in half a turn, such that the idlespeed is how it was
> What we're doing here is getting the engine to a point where it needs a 
> minimum amount of air to idle. As you let more air in via the brass 
> screws, the idlespeed system will fight you and close off the valve. 
> When you get to the point where the engine revs start to rise, the 
> idlespeed valve is closed. We're putting the minimum air requirements 
> through the brass screws and giving the idlespeed system more
> for circumstances when it needs the most amount of air - electrical 
> loading and cold start being the obvious.
> This is how Renault set up their systems and as far as I can work out, 
> it all comes down to production variation in the valve. I've seen cars 
> where I couldn't back out the screw at all without increasing the 
> idlespeed. Likewise, I've been able to cure problems like yours with 30 
> seconds and an 11mm spanner.
> Hope this helps
> Martin
> seanhagan wrote:
> >The only time it does it, is after a cold start. 
> >
> >Sean
> >
> >  
> >

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