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Hi y'all,

my name is Mike and I live near Sevierville, Tennessee - a little north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I have a 1982 380 SL that I bought from a friend of mine and of course it has the "High-Idle" issue. I have been reading the appropriate threads but mine is a bit different in that the controller does seem to work and so does the idle control valve on the engine block - I actuated it with a variety of voltages derived from an external power supply and the engine idled at a variety of RPMs reflecting the differing voltages. The on-board controller puts out 2.2 V resulting in about 1300 RPMs. I am planning to build a little drop-down box that will produce appx. 5 V (from on-board 13.7) until I get the other issues all sorted out but in the meantime I would love to hear from other owners of this model/year who can measure a few of the sensors for me on a working car with an ohm meter - until then I will see you all either on the R107 threads or on TN Highway 66 at the Pigeon Forge car shows and Rod Run!

Have a great day!

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