Fast Idle Speed (205 GTI)

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by species8350, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. species8350

    species8350 Guest


    My Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi has always idled on the fast side.

    Recently, I had a cambelt and some valves replaced. The car now seem s
    to idle even faster.

    If the mechanic removed 80,000mls of carbon from the head, could this
    account for the increased idle speed? (assuming that he did not reset
    the idle speed).

    species8350, Sep 18, 2009
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  2. species8350

    G.T Guest

    I don't think it would increase the idle speed.
    IIRC, the idle speed on such fuel injection systems is adjusted the most
    classic way possible, by a screw... The HBOL should tell more about that,
    and give the typical values for idle speeds (depending wether the engine is
    cold or warm*). The point is, the 205s revcounter are not known to give a
    sharp reading at low revs.

    * Anyway, and from experience, FI XU engines use to idle like a bitch,
    really erratic and irregular idle, esp when cold. That's to me a part of
    their glamour - not being very objective here, as we're just talking about
    my early years ;-)

    G.T, Sep 18, 2009
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