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Old 01-20-2001, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default Low idle

Maybe somebody can help me with this one.

I've read a number of posts about Saturns having unusually high idle speeds. I've noticed the exact opposite. Every engine and performance mod (not many yet) that I've done has decreased my idle speed. My engine idles somewhere around 300 rpm's at operating temperature in gear.. slightly higher in park.

It has a new fuel filter and ignition coils, new plugs and wires and runs great, no lag or another such problem you would associate with injectors or the fuel pump.

I'm not complaining about this lower idle.. just curious.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-20-2001, 12:05 PM   #2
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That is really low you should be concerned. At that low speed i'd imagine that oil starvation will occur to at least your cams because oil won't be pumped fast enough (oil pump speed comes off of engine speed). I would look into the idle stop screw on the throttle body and try turning it and see what happens.
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