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Old 04-11-2009, 08:58 PM
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Default Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?

So I know when the car is idling on the ground it is supposed to stay still, but what about when the wheels are off the ground (like on a stand). Is the idle still too high if the wheels move when off the ground, but stay still when on the ground?
Old 04-11-2009, 09:36 PM
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Default RE: Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?

It's not ideal. Is your idle gap set correctly? Did you try richening your LSN?
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Default RE: Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?

i can still lower the idle probably. i was just checking. so i should try to lower it until the wheels don't move whatsoever?
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Default RE: Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?

Yea. Try to get it in between the settings at which it stalls and which it engages the clutch.
Old 04-11-2009, 10:30 PM
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Default RE: Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?

Your clutch/clutch springs could be getting weak if your idle is already fairly low.

If your clutch is dragging it also makes tuning nearly impossible. I was fighting that with my savage, and just got a new aluminum clutch, and it is 1000 times easier to get a consistant tune. Especially with the LSN.

Eric
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Default RE: Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?


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Your clutch/clutch springs could be getting weak if your idle is already fairly low.

If your clutch is dragging it also makes tuning nearly impossible. I was fighting that with my savage, and just got a new aluminum clutch, and it is 1000 times easier to get a consistant tune. Especially with the LSN.

Eric

I agree I've encountered this in the past and went to a slightly stiffer spring. I also put aluminum shoes in my Savage and went one size up on the springs and it idles great and launches nice without reving too high.
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Default RE: Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?

what do you mean "dragging"? like staying engaged a little?
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ORIGINAL: GlassBullet

what do you mean "dragging"? like staying engaged a little?
Yes. If the wheels are turning at idle on a stand, its because the clutch is engaged. Assuming its not a problem with the clutch (weak springs, shoes that need to be filed) then your idle is too high.
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Default RE: Idle setting wheels moving when suspended?

ok thank you. i think it's the idle screw cause i set it right after break in and never really picked the car up while it was running to see

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