Renault Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1985 Repair Guide

Idle Speed

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ADJUSTMENT



Gordini
  1. Clamp the air injection hose below the relief valve.
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  3. Connect a tachometer to the engine.
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  5. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.
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  7. Turn the flowmeter bypass screw all the way shut.
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  9. Adjust the throttle plate housing screw to give an idle speed of 850 rpm (1975) or 900 rpm (1976 and later).
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  11. Turn the flowmeter bypass screw out to produce a 50 rpm drop in the idle speed.
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  13. Remove the clamp from the air injection tube idle speed should stabilize at 800-900 rpm for 1975 models, or 850-950 rpm for 1976 and later models. If not, turn the throttle plate housing screw until it is.
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18i, Fuego and Alliance
  1. Start the engine and run it to normal operating temperature.
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  3. Connect a tachometer to diagnostic connectors D1-1 and D1-3.
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  5. Turn all accessories off.
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  7. Wait for the electric fan to cycle on, then off.
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  9. With the fan off, adjust the throttle bypass screw to establish the idle at 600-700 rpm with the transmission in neutral (MT) or Drive (AT).
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