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tickover

Postby kbee » Sun 02.05.2021, 19:54

Hi just got my first Elan , it is ticking over at about 1250rpm , is this normal and if not can it be adjusted thanks
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Re: tickover

Postby Rambo » Sun 02.05.2021, 21:28

No ! Far too fast. You should be looking at setting ~950 rpm in service mode
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Re: tickover

Postby Simon_P » Sun 02.05.2021, 21:55

1250 rpm just after starting going to 950 warm.
check for detached vac pipes.
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Re: tickover

Postby kbee » Mon 03.05.2021, 13:22

excuse my ignorance butvwhat is service mode thanks
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Re: tickover

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 03.05.2021, 16:35

It's used to make adjustments. You connect the 2 wires in the ALDL plug to obtain service mode. As the Lotus special tool is unobtainable, a paperclip will do.

Suggest you download the workshop manuals and have a browse, and also have a read of the wikiLEC. Plenty written up on there.

Good luck with your project though. If you can't find answers in the Manuals or wikiLEC, still don't be afraid to ask. Don't ask don't get!
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Re: tickover

Postby Rambo » Mon 03.05.2021, 16:38

kbee wrote:excuse my ignorance butvwhat is service mode thanks


Service mode is when you short out pins A and B on the ALDL plug located behind the glove box. Same as if you were doing a "paperclip" diagnostics check. So, get a paperclip, make a U shape and insert in pin A and B (black and white wires from memory)

http://wikilec.com/view/Tickover

Also gave a look here http://wikilec.com/view/Check_Engine_Light_(CEL) there is a schematic showing the ALDL plug and the correct pins to short out.

You may as well try looking to see if there are any error codes stored after or before you change your idle adjustment

:lol: posting at the same time as John :D
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