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Old 10-23-2008, 07:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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maybe it is an emmisions thing?

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Old 10-27-2008, 01:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think most cars have a high idle on start up to help the car warm up quicker. I've seen most of my cars do this high idle right after start even if they were already warm.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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well my truck did that before i started eocing. but a slight tap of gas always settled it. so i blamed it on a dirty throttle body
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Some manual tranny setups do that to prevent stalling on take-off.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've heard of automatics holding a higher idle when coasting in neutral (a Saturn, IIRC), but Olivia's a manual.
My father's 2001 S-10, 2.2 with a manual, acts as if the A/C is on when engine-on coasting in neutral. Idle sits 11-1,200, where sitting at a light is around 850-900.

My bike of course won't EOC at all above 15, due to it's centrifugal clutch.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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well my truck did that before i started eocing. but a slight tap of gas always settled it. so i blamed it on a dirty throttle body
And something about GM vehicles, they foul the TB like a diesel engine. I've cleaned the TB on my truck shortly before I got rid of it, (at only 16.5k miles, no less), my mother's Blazer, my father's bravada, and his S-10. Only one that doesn't do it is the Eldorado. Clean, virgin TB's, intake, everything at 70k, and it gets 30mpg on the highway, no hypermiling at all. I swear this car is a fluke.

Now if only Cadillac could be convinced to downsize the Northstar for other purposes, like a .4L version for my bike.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:06 AM   #17 (permalink)
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but his car is not gm....it just wears it clothes

and milage i have 252k
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but his car is not gm....it just wears it clothes

and milage i have 252k
I know it's not the same GM from the old days... But I thought it was made along with all the other American makes... In Mexico.

Or did you mean the Cadillac? (My mother's)
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I know it's not the same GM from the old days... But I thought it was made along with all the other American makes... In Mexico.

Or did you mean the Cadillac? (My mother's)
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cali made while the matrix is made in canada no mexico here.
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cali made while the matrix is made in canada no mexico here.
Doesn't have any of my parents fleet listed.

Edit: Oh but the Vibe! I see. Still, I'm not particularly fond of U.S. makes right now. Crap can be built anywhere.

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