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Old 12-24-2008, 11:58 AM
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RPM Issue

Hi All Fit & Jazz buddies, need ur advices. Today i notice that my rpm meter pointer indicated 1 despite the vehicle is in stationary mode. Is this normal? Can it be adjusted? Hope to hear from all of you soon.. Thanks & Merry Christmas to all~~
 
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:05 PM
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When the engine is on and idle...it is revolving...and therefore the RPM's are not at 0. The the RPM (idle speed) varies with the environmental temperature. If you notice on a cold start it'll idle higher, and slowly drop down when the car has warmed up. Completely normal on all gas engines.
 
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:17 PM
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I see.. Cos i just got my new jazz today.. Nv notice until when i reach home & saw the RPM keep indicated at 1 instead of 0 when e vehicle is station. And today it rains the whole day.. so what you means that it is normal when the RPM indicator is at 1 when the weather is cold?? Until the engine is warm up & it will back to normal? Am i right to say so??
 
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:45 PM
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its normal. RPM will never be at "0" when ANY car is on.
 
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this thread is epic lol
 
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:44 PM
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haha, yes, if there aren't any RPM's, your can can't run. (engine couldn't possibly be running)
 
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:34 PM
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this thread is epic lol
It made my day!

Reminds me of the corvette guy that tried to make boost by piping his exhaust to the throttle body.

Makes me wonder... former insight, prius or other hybrid driver?
 

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Old 12-25-2008, 12:03 AM
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Thanks for all the efficient replies~ Have a great day ahead~
 
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:24 AM
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holy man. well...I'm glad you found your answer....while making me smile reading this and scratching my head awe.

merry christmas and to all a fitloving night
 
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by polaski View Post
It made my day!

Reminds me of the corvette guy that tried to make boost by piping his exhaust to the throttle body.

Makes me wonder... former insight, prius or other hybrid driver?
everyone knows that routing the exhaust back into the intake not only burns unused gas but also adds more boost than any turbo......

the tachometer indicates engine revolutions per minute. it is very normal for all cars to idle between 800-1200 rpm
 
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AnlDyxp_GD3 View Post
its normal. RPM will never be at "0" when ANY car is on.
Then you've never driven a hybrid . . .

The gas engine shuts off frequently so yes, the tach could show 0 while the car is on and running. It's possible the OP was expecting this to be a hybrid.
 

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Old 12-25-2008, 11:39 AM
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Yup that's why I asked. Though the insight manual would only do it if you put it in neutral and let the clutch out. Push the clutch, voila running again!

I try not to ride those who ask questions like this too hard. Not everyone has an aptitude for car knowledge, much like I probably have no clue as to what they do at their places of work.
 
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by polaski View Post
Yup that's why I asked. Though the insight manual would only do it if you put it in neutral and let the clutch out. Push the clutch, voila running again!

I try not to ride those who ask questions like this too hard. Not everyone has an aptitude for car knowledge, much like I probably have no clue as to what they do at their places of work.
I've only driven the Prius, I got one as a rental car. The gas engine on it shuts down during stops and while initially moving unless the pedal is pressed pretty far down. It was really weird to have the car moving but making no sounds except the scrunch of gravel under the tires.
 

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Old 12-27-2008, 03:47 AM
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its cool bro dont worry about it... not if a mechanic has been messing wih your motor than you might want to bring it up
 
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob22315 View Post
Then you've never driven a hybrid . . .

The gas engine shuts off frequently so yes, the tach could show 0 while the car is on and running. It's possible the OP was expecting this to be a hybrid.
haha. ya got me. no i have not driven a hybrid/ LOL
 
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:59 AM
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lol damn... if i were to drive a hybrid i probably would've of that that my engine blew
 
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