[DML] Re: Idle Adjustment - idle varies from 600 to 1200 rpm and almost
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[DML] Re: Idle Adjustment - idle varies from 600 to 1200 rpm and almost stalls



The *best* way is to do it with the throttle plate assembly off the
car but you should be able to do it with the "W" pipe removed. You
want the plates closed all the way but you don't want them slamming
against the sides of the body. The stop screw is supposed to prevent
the plates from hitting the sides. Once you get that screw set put a
drop of your wife's old nail polish on that screw so you never touch
it again! Once you have that screw set, then you can adjust the screw
that hits the idle micro.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks David,
> 
> What's the best way to view the throttle plates to verify closure?  
> Do I need to take the "w" shaped pipe off, or can I view through the 
> air inlet with a mirror?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Paul
> vin 10944
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Turning screws in the vain hope of "fixing" things usually just 
> make
> > even more work to do straightening out all of the "adjusting" that 
> was
> > done. The correct way to set the throttle plates IS to disassemble
> > things so you can make sure the stop for the plates is adjusted
> > correctly. Once the plate adjustment is set (and it should NEVER be
> > touched because it should never change) you can then proceed with
> > adjusting the idle switch. It should just click and always click 
> when
> > the throttle plates are closed. Use a meter to verify, sometimes 
> you
> > don't hear the click. Check the quadrant link, the throttle spool, 
> and
> > the throttle cable. You may have to disassemble, clean, and 
> lubricate
> > everything to make it work nicely. You will NOT fix this by 
> twiddling
> > the adjustments. To adjust the throttle plates you undo the screw 
> all
> > the way, close the plates, then bring the screw up until it touches
> > the stop. Give it 1/4 turn more so the plates just barely hit the
> > sides. The stop screw should take all of the pressure, not the
> > throttle plates.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > vin 10757
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I tried to adjust the idle speed microswitch adjustments (one is 
> the 
> > > throttle plate stop, correct? and the other the microswitch 
> > > actuation).  I admit I don't quite understand these adjustments 
> (other 
> > > than the microswitch actuation to kick idle down).  I adjusted 
> them 
> > > because my idle kept sticking high (1200 rpms) until I tapped 
> the 
> > > floor pedal, where it would kick down to about 1000 rpms (a 
> steady 
> > > idel at this rpm).  I thought I could adjust my idle from 1000 
> to the 
> > > recommended 750 by adjusting the throttle plate stop screw, then 
> > > adjusted the micrositch after this.  It did lower the rpm, but 
> it is 
> > > now erratic, constantly swinging between about 600 (where it 
> almost 
> > > stalls) and about 1200, not settling in one spot (after warm 
> up).  Do 
> > > I need to open the stop screw a bit more to settle the idle?
> > > 
> > > How do I view throttle plates to set the stop screw correctly, 
> without 
> > > dismantling things.
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > 
> > > Paul
> > >
> >
>




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