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RAMJET HIGH IDLE

 
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belairvette
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject: RAMJET HIGH IDLE Reply with quote

High idle at start-up. Slows some after warm-up but still over 1000 rpm. Solution?
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acardon
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you set the timing at 10 degrees with the diagnostic tool in "diag"?
The timing mark is zero so you have to put another mark on the damper (9/16" from zero) if you don't have a "dial-back" timing light.
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belairvette
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Ram Jet High Idle Reply with quote

Thanks. Iíll try to check that.
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belairvette
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Ram Het High Idle Reply with quote

Idle after warm-up now: 800-825 rpm. Is that where it should be? Seems like it should be lower?6
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acardon
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My RamJet idles between 750 and 800, best I can tell on my small tach. It does seem faster than it needs to be. I thought about getting it tuned, to get better milage, HP and slower idle, but I've also heard stories about having it tuned has caused other problems. Mine is doing great, so I hate to kick any sleeping dogs. Shocked

P.S. Any body with a RamJet, please respond.
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David Graves
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine will idle around 800 also. I randomly and on rare occasions get a high idle RPM (1200 or so) when I first start it up, but it will fall back to normal in less than a minute. There are times when I first start it, begin driving with the AC on and I come to a stop (manual tranny) it will die and it restarts with no issue and will be fine afterwards. And that is only with the AC on, no AC on and I never have that issue.
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Briney
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is around 800 - 815
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belairvette
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: RamJet 350 High Idle Reply with quote

Well, I'm going stop worrying about the idle rpm. 800-825 seems normal. after first 20 miles, I had a leak front and back on the oil pan and the rear diff was leaking, so fixed both. Changed to an aluminum pan to eliminate flex. Found some crud in the old pan? No metal though. Tack-welded the oil pickup tube to be safe. While I had it up, had a H-pipe welded in. Now on to the Upholstery shop...[img]/pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1325/13757314/24794993/413747418.jpg[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anxious to see it on the road. It should be ready for the Lone Star Convention in May. See you there if not sooner. http://www.lonestarchevys.com/
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belairvette
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Ram Jet 350 Reply with quote

Iím anxious and nervous to get the Ď55 on a long trip. Trying to work out all gremlins now but I know something will pop up time and again. Looking forward to club events and HRPT and Cruising The Coast...
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