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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2nd November 2017, 10:34 Thread Starter
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Calling all 184 Auto owners. What does your car idle at in Park, with no load on the engine (lights, heater etc switched off)? Thanks in Advance.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 2nd November 2017, 17:54
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Come on guys, surely there's some automatic 184ps owners who can help Screwball here.

FWIW mines is a 163 manual and idles about 650 to 700 rpm with no load. By the way, the idle speed is controlled by the ECU, there's no adjustment possible like the old days.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 3rd November 2017, 16:28
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i have the 2013 se 184 auto and mine idles at around 700 - 800 rpm .


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 3rd November 2017, 19:17
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Yes mine too, about 700 -800 rpm

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 3rd November 2017, 23:47 Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies guys. The reason for asking is that I was sure mine always used to idle at 700-800rpm but at the moment sits at 500rpm. At this rpm there is quite a lot of vibration in the cabin and the car feels sluggish during normal driving (still goes well when given the boot).I recently had a problem with the battery going flat so it sat unused for a couple of days with the battery below 5v before it was replaced. Would this have caused anything to reset to default?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 4th November 2017, 01:46
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You should really scan it for any fault codes. Sometimes a spurious fault code is generated because of low battery voltage (electronic chips don't like excessively low supply). If you have a fault code then delete it and drive the car normally whereby it will gradually re-set the idle speed.

There's also a manual re-set procedure I've heard about, something like inset key, turn ignition on but don't start engine and floor the accelerator pedal three times and release within 10 seconds then start engine and run normally. Worth atry.


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 4th November 2017, 02:37 Thread Starter
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Thanks Victor, I will give the manual process tomorrow before risking a dealer.

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