View Full Version : 5M-GE idle adjust Q
02-04-2003, 05:18 PM
Hey, well, I fired up my 5M-GE yesterday (the one I swapped into my MKI). It ran and revved like complete crap, so we swapped coils, and now has tons of power and revs nicely, but still runs a little rough on the bottom end, like it has a miss. Does this sound like a bad pickup, or maybe I just need to run the engine some (it's been sitting like 10 years). Its got a new cap, rotor, and plugs.
The idle on it seems to be stuck pretty high, like 2500 rpm or so. How do I adjust it? Do I loosen the TPS and adjust it that way, or is there another way?
02-04-2003, 06:29 PM
There is actually an idle adjust screw on the TB right near where the cables comes onto it. No need to mess with the TPS.
How'd surgery on the :chomper: go anyway?
02-04-2003, 11:01 PM
The surgury went pretty well, actually. The worst part of the whole deal was when the stuck the needle in me to put me out, and I barely felt that, thanks to the NAWZ :D By Saturday I felt fine, but took it easy. Sunday was a trip to the junkyard, Monday was some wrenching. Doesn't hurt too bad, I'm not even needing my pain medication. And I get food stuck in the holes, so I have a snack sitting around whenever I get hungry :(
02-05-2003, 10:52 PM
If you change that screw too much, it will change the tps setting though. easy way to find out if the tps is off a considerable amount is by checking the computer code. If you can't get it to give you any code, your tps is too far off and should be reset. I just went through the same thing a few months ago w/my '85...
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