Saturday, January 12, 2013

Idle Thougts

The car began to idle rather fast this week, perhaps at 2k RPMs. At first I thought an adjustment to the carburator would be required and so I did a search on the BMW 2002 forum to see if I could learn what to do. I was suprised to read that leaves, pine needles, and other junk can collect behind the gas pedal and prevent it from releasing properly, a scenario that would make the car seem to idle too high. Naturally, when I checked behind the pedal I observed plenty of lawn trimmings. Even a small screw had lodged in the crevice. I got out the vacummn cleaner and cleaned everything. In the photo a few remnants of debris are visible but now the car idles perfectly, back at 800 RPMs.

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