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LCR Idling low

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by POWELLY, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    How do gents, i need a bit of help please, done a search but can't really find much.

    My LCR has started idling low around the 700rpm mark, cars always been fine at idle?? I've just fitted a FMIC and new dog bone bushes but can't see this making any diffrence,it was idling around 900rpm and was fine but now she's dropped its juddering and the steering wheels vibrating and all the rest of it...aaaaaarrrrrrrrhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    the car boosts and seems to run fine its just the tick over,
    :help
    Any idea's as to what it could be??:help::help:

    Thanks
     
  2. beezasport

    beezasport Sold the car to buy a....

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    You could have pulled a vac line off somewhere or a small hose....dunno if this would make a difference.
    Do you ahev vag-com?
     
  3. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    It run fine after i fitted the FMIC it's started doing it a couple of days later.
     
  4. beezasport

    beezasport Sold the car to buy a....

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    ummmm...i'd probably look for a split pipe BUT with it boosting fine i'm not sure. someone will be along to help soon
     
  5. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    I hope so!!
    its well pi*sing me off !!
     
  6. caveo

    caveo Guest

    i had the same problem when i fitted my samco tip but it seemed to sort its self out after a while ( the miraculas self healing car )
     
  7. Big_daddy

    Big_daddy Going going gone.....

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    Could be a split hose, or slight leak, check fmic. Theres normal a slight pressure drop with fmic.
    Try do tb alignment via vag and give the tb a good clean also
     
  8. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    Could a split hose or leak on the fmic cause it to idle low ??
     
  9. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    RikH Texas Cowboy

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    Nick,

    Check over all the FMIC hose connections to make sure none are slightly away. While your at it have a quick check over the other boost hoses (if needs be get some water in a spray bottle and put it on looking for bubbles).

    You will get more noticable vibrations through the dogbone mount, we compared mine to james and its quite noticeable but not so after a while as you just live with it.

    Try those things, if all else fails can always shoot over the bingley tomorrow night or something and we can have a quick gander
     
  11. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    I'll give that a go tonight then dude and see what happens from there, PM me your mobile Rik and i'll give you a ring later tonight ,

    Thanks
     
  12. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    Checked all the hoses, no visable leaks, swapped my split r for the standard bosh one, still no diffrence!!!!

    Really struggling now gents, don't have a clue!!!
     
  13. Avant4me

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    Mine has always ticked over at 700rpm??????
     
  14. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    Mine has always ticked over about 850 with no prob's, now its lower when you turn the steering wheel it drop's to nearly 500 rpm and feels as though its going to stall ,
    HELP
     
  15. beezasport

    beezasport Sold the car to buy a....

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    powelly you want it vag-comming...im only in leeds
     
  16. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    Do you have the full version?? Its booked in ay awesome monday for a vag-com check but Leeds is closer and sounds cheaper to me;)

    Do you want to Pm me you number and i'll give you a ring, could even pop over tonight if thats not to short notice?
     
  17. Kermit

    Kermit Guest

    Do you usually drive with your aircon on?
    The engine raises the revs at idle to drive the aircon compressor, mine idles at about 900 with the aircon on... but the aircon turns itself off below certain temperatures (like ones we've been having recently) and hence the revs will drop to a more 'normal' 750-800 rpm.
    Could that be the problem?
     
  18. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    No air con is off its bloody freezing at the mo no need for air con!!
     
  19. smoothuk

    smoothuk SmoothNAV

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    I was gonna say the air con, but also you have APR so if you get the V Tune, you can adjust the idle from there if it bugging you that much. My car is very similar spec to yours and my idle is about 750 ish on a warm engine i think.
     
  20. POWELLY

    POWELLY Dodger

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    I'm taking it to Awesome Monday morning for some vag-com loving!! If that doesn't turn up any faults i'll just get the idle turned up 80-100 rpm
     

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