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jsonova99
05-06-2005, 03:54 PM
Anybody know what the idle should be for the 351? Since I rebuilt my carb, my idle jumped up a quite a bit and i was going to adjust it this weekend.

martini
05-06-2005, 04:26 PM
between 650 to 750 rpm i have found to be acceptable. Anything higher than that and your looking at premature transmission wear.

jsonova99
05-06-2005, 04:32 PM
between 650 to 750 rpm i have found to be acceptable. Anything higher than that and your looking at premature transmission wear.

Sounds good, that's my weekend project, thanks for the info.

east tx skier
05-06-2005, 04:33 PM
Manual lists idle at 600--800 rpm for both the 351 and the 351 HO. Mine's usually at about 619.

Scot
05-06-2005, 05:09 PM
don't forget to hit it with the timing light too.....

PeteS
05-16-2005, 12:30 PM
For my '88 it is 725 out of gear, and 650 in gear.

6ballsisall
05-16-2005, 12:38 PM
Skidim recommended 815 rpms' at idle (not in gear) to me this morning.

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 12:55 PM
While I have faith in pretty much everything those guys at skidim have to say on the subject, that figure is outside the range listed in the owner's manual for that engine. Mine performs nicely at about 615.