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Heartwarming Search Success Story :-)

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by little_joe, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. little_joe

    little_joe SILVER Star

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    So it's in the 70's today, probably the warmest day since I got my 80 last fall.

    Went out to lunch and ran some errands, on the way back my idle was very high - 1100rpm in any gear while stopped, and 1800rpm when in park. I haven't done anything to it, so I got a bit anxious - esp since I'm going wheeling this weekend.

    Come back to work, took a whopping 3-5 minutes of my life to search this forum for "high idle", got numerous hits, read a few threads, and decided to try cheap/easy first.

    Went outside and played with the thottle cable. Discovered it was very taut at idle. After jiggling it a bit and working the cable forward and back, fired up the 80 and the idle was perfect - just a tick over 600rpm in gear.

    So the moral here is, don't post "Real-time help PANIC gotta fix it this second why won't anyone respond in 8 seconds?" until you've searched.
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  2. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Glad you found what you needed. Thanks for the story.
     
  3. Hants

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    Mine was at the other end of the spectrum. Stuck at WOT several times on me!!! Fortunately, we're not "overpowered", and I was able to work it loose before any serious consequences.

    Some have had (temporary) luck lubing the cable... I recommend calling CDan and ordering a replacement. Its pretty easy to replace.