Date registered: Oct 2009
Vehicle: Daily Drive 82 240D 4 speed
Location: Central Mass.
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Idle speed, and ALDA adjustment??
I was wondering how to adjust the idle speed in my 85 300D. Oil pressure drops low to none right now, but if i give it just the slightest tip of the toe on the accelerator it runs much quieter and oil pressure stays at the perfect level. I figured speeding up the idle just a hair would be a good remedy.
I also was wondering how to go about adjusting the ALDA. I've heard it can be harmful if not done properly. I'm not looking to make it into a tire burning monster, just keep up a bit better at the lights. Could i just give it an 1/8th or 1/4 turn, or should I be adjusting other things as well when doing this. And I would guess the car could/should be running while doing it, but i figured better safe than sorry and assume that. I've never seen a puff of black smoke come out aside from one or two realllly cold starts. So I think i could give it a bit more safely.
any responses appreciated, pictures with them greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! I've checked a few posts about the ALDA adjustments, but nothing to really gauge how much would be good to do.
"it's more fun to drive a slow car fast then a fast car slow"
1982 240d - DD
1985 300D - pickin and stripping away
1987 300TD - poor beaten work truck