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Low idle. How to adjust ??

I've got a 97 7.3 and its idling kinda low. How do I adjust the idle??

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You don't. Its a fully electronic controlled engine, so the idle is completely controlled by the PCM. You can have tunes written for it though, and have the idle changed.

Why do you think the idle is too low?

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Low idle. How to adjust ??

Compared to my friends 97 cummins it seems to idle low



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-Cat. converter gutted and gone
-Diamond Eye 3" downpipe
-MBRP 4" exhaust (runs in front of rear wheel)
-Dodge Towing mirrors
-AFE high flow intake
-Real Tree seat covers
-Real Tree floor mats
-blacked-out headlights
-cab lights
-6 by 8' flatbed
-KC lights
-silencer ring removed
-17ton anchor shackle


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Your friends Cummins also has 2 less cylinders, and they are all in a row. So don't compare how his truck runs, to how yours runs.

What is your 7.3 idling at right now?

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Low idle. How to adjust ??

About 600rpm


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-Cat. converter gutted and gone
-Diamond Eye 3" downpipe
-MBRP 4" exhaust (runs in front of rear wheel)
-Dodge Towing mirrors
-AFE high flow intake
-Real Tree seat covers
-Real Tree floor mats
-blacked-out headlights
-cab lights
-6 by 8' flatbed
-KC lights
-silencer ring removed
-17ton anchor shackle


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That's about where it's supposed to

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Thats right on the money. The Cummins is totally different. I think my dads idles at 800rpm. Which is why if anything the Cummins should come down 200rpm. I personally think they idle a little high, but hey it works. lol Our Combine idles at about 875-900. It has a Alis-Chalmers 3500 Turbo I think. Its like 7.9 liters(maybe even 8.2), and it only produces 140-200hp. Our John Deere C-450 idles at about 600-700rpm. It's a 4-cyl though.

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Powerstrokes Say right on the motor what there supposed to idle at. Its on the valve cover behind the alternator and oil fill spot.

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Low idle. How to adjust ??

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Mods:
-Muffler cut off
-Cat. converter gutted and gone
-Diamond Eye 3" downpipe
-MBRP 4" exhaust (runs in front of rear wheel)
-Dodge Towing mirrors
-AFE high flow intake
-Real Tree seat covers
-Real Tree floor mats
-blacked-out headlights
-cab lights
-6 by 8' flatbed
-KC lights
-silencer ring removed
-17ton anchor shackle


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