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Motor City
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Quick question. I havent really noticed this before on my 2010 EXL v4 just noticed it yesterday but when I start the car the RPM's raise to 1,500 and stay there until the engine warms up and once it warms up it falls under 1,000. Is this normal?
 

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I believe this is normal, there is probably a preset temperature that the engine needs to get to, then the rpms will drop down. That's just what I read about some cars, I haven't really paid attention, but I know it does it on the pickup truck we have at work.
 

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ohh okay good! happy to hear that because it doesn't even have 1000 miles on it yet and I got it with 1.3
 

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Sounds normal, just give the engine time to warm up before you put it in gear. Pretty cool that when you got it the car only had 1.3 miles on it.
 

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Mine does this as well....love the way it sounds at this higher idle with my exhaust.

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Just a friendly reminder, not trying to be rude, but the engine has 4 cylinders in a straight line, so it is an in-line 4 or I-4.

Only motorcycles have v4 engines.
 

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when the car is cold, the car runs at a fast idle. this helps to warm up the car faster, to prevent stalling, and for emissions purposes regarding the cat. converter....

back in the day, this was done by a manual choke knob on the dashboard.... but, with the technology advances of computers and fuel injection, it's all done electronically now...
 

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All cars do this to a degree, it's normal.

Ah, a choke, I wonder how many people even know what a choke is anymore, even lawnmower and snowblower have auto chokes now.
 

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All cars do this to a degree, it's normal.

Ah, a choke, I wonder how many people even know what a choke is anymore, even lawnmower and snowblower have auto chokes now.
Yah, I still have a lawnmower with a choke:lmao:

Sounds normal, just give the engine time to warm up before you put it in gear. Pretty cool that when you got it the car only had 1.3 miles on it.
got that part covered always give it some time:thmsup: & yeah I never thought I would get one with 1 mile on it never heard of anyone getting less then 1.3
 

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All cars do this to a degree, it's normal.

Ah, a choke, I wonder how many people even know what a choke is anymore, even lawnmower and snowblower have auto chokes now.
My snowblower has a choke, but not many people understand how that works. I remember my Dad's old truck having a choke and working it to get the truck started.
 

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My snowblower has a choke, but not many people understand how that works. I remember my Dad's old truck having a choke and working it to get the truck started.
That took me back, my dad's old truck when I was kid had a choke, and the button on the floor you stepped on to change from high beams to low beams.......
 

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Sounds normal, just give the engine time to warm up before you put it in gear. Pretty cool that when you got it the car only had 1.3 miles on it.
I thought warm-up periods were no longer required. I thought it was best to simply drive off once the engine has started.
 

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thats never best yukfoo... its not totally required on new cars.. but some day when that car gets older youd wish you warmed up the ride when it was new... i guess it might extend the life of your car if you have a little patience with your ride but its not 'required'
 

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It is actually BETTER now to start your car on a cold day and drive off - not fast, but do drive off as soon as you start it.

The engine management systems on modern cars is designed so you can drive off on a cold engine and it will warm properly.
 

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That took me back, my dad's old truck when I was kid had a choke, and the button on the floor you stepped on to change from high beams to low beams.......
the last car that i have been in that had the high beams on the floor was my dad's 85 F-150....
 

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Cold Fast Idle

It's called cold fast idle. The rmps at cold idle are controlled by various computer sensors like air/temp and oxygen. It's normal, so long as your rpms eventually go back to normal. You should omly worry if it stays stuck at that higher cold fast idle and never comes down to normal rpms. you're good,:thmsup:
 
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