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cosmo
11-17-2004, 10:53 PM
another quick question what is proper engine idle speed for my car? i think somewhere i read that its 550-650 rpm, is this right or is this to low?

Tom B
11-22-2004, 05:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by cosmo

another quick question what is proper engine idle speed for my car? i think somewhere i read that its 550-650 rpm, is this right or is this to low?
My 60 Lark VI, flathead, idles at about 450, dies very occasionally at a light. I'm going to increase it to 500. Do what feels good.

Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI

Sonny
11-22-2004, 06:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by cosmo

another quick question what is proper engine idle speed for my car? i think somewhere i read that its 550-650 rpm, is this right or is this to low?


550 to 650 should be just fine Cosmo. If it seems a tad too high, just back it of a touch until you're happy.

Sonny
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