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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 05, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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hello,
what is the optimal idle rpm for a 350 v8?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 05, 08:08 PM
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Re: engine idle

It depends on alot of things steve, Is is a stock motor? auto or standard trans? If its got a different cam what are the specs?

More specs you can tell us the better. The RPM is not all that important as long as the vacum is good and it stays smooth without stalling. RPM is just a reference point.

If it is bone stock, i would think right about 600 RPM would be a good number to try for.

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Re: engine idle

its a 4 speed manual i think it has roller rockers and a cam but i dont know any specs since i bought the car like that and the previous owner did not know either
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 05, 04:48 PM
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Re: engine idle

Since it is a manuel i would start at setting the ignition advance at 10* initial and set the idol at about 700.

Work with it from there. Just change if it feels off.

What is it idleing at now? May give more clues to what it needs.

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Re: engine idle

at about 500-600
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 05, 04:15 PM
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Re: engine idle

the lower the idle speed, the better. but if it starts to idle like crap and feel like it's about to stall, it's too low.
if you've got a 500 rpm idle now, i wouldn't screw with it.

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

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love the queensryche quote, took me a minute to remember where I heard it.
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thanks.. heard the song on the Eddie Trunk show while i was online here one friday night, and it made it into my profile..
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