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Originally Posted by stradivari1689 View Post
Slams a bit when going into drive from park (but not so much into reverse), am hoping it has to do with a high cold idle (1500-1700 in park), otherwise it shifts fine whilst driving.
That is high. Engine would normally surge once rpms go above ~1500rpm (ECU cuts off fuel then turns it on again at just under 900rpm). You can adjust the rpm down a bit using the idle screw just next to the AAV front of engine. When everything (especially AAV) is working right, cold idle will be quite a bit lower - maybe 1200rpm in summer?

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PO only had bits and pieces of the service history, all recent, although he's owned the car since around 1987. One curious item from a few months ago after I'd initially looked at the car was a reference to a "CIS unit with cracks and tape" that may be contributing to the idle problem. I'm interpreting that as a mis-naming of the D-jet ECU, although I haven't looked under the glove box to verify the physical condition of that unit.

I do see the AAV and idle screw very clearly and will try fiddling with those as well.
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