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What controls the idle speed during cold weather startup?
I have to hold the accelerator down for a couple minutes until it gets warm enough to idle on it's own.
 

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I'd like to know that too just for general knowledge.
 

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I know on my 24v it has a heater that heats the incoming air from the innercooler. i thought 12vs had them also but i havnt been under the hood of one on a while. i can actually watch mine pull the volt meter down, and i can here my lift pump pull harder when it cycles in and out.
 

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Yep, my grid heater pulls the volt meter down, when it cycles.
 

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My idle speed is fine when warmed up, it's around 800.

Keeping the engine going long enough to get warmed up, and reach that 800RPMs is my problem.

I have to keep the accelerator down until it's warm, then it'll maintain 800rpm.
 

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Budd said:
My idle speed is fine when warmed up, it's around 800.

Keeping the engine going long enough to get warmed up, and reach that 800RPMs is my problem.

I have to keep the accelerator down until it's warm, then it'll maintain 800rpm.

What do you mean by warm? Up to operating temp or just till there is a little heat in the cylinders. Does it have a skip when you start it?
 

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By skip do you mean like sputtering? I don't notice any, unless it's around 500RPM, just before it dies if I don't give it some gas. I don't get any white smoke either on startup. I guess as far as being warmed up, I'm refferring to a little heat in the cylinders, because if I keep the gas on, it'll hold it's idle on it's own, before the water temp gets up. It just takes a while.
 

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Sticking governor parts? Maybe some spray lube on the linkages coming out of the injector pump?
 

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Sure I'll try that.. Are there any lubes I should keep away from the injector pump? I was just gonna use some WD-40.
 

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I don't think WD40 will hurt anything and it does clean.
 
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