idle speed


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idle speed

The lowest speed at which an engine operates smoothly when it is not carrying any type of load. In the case of aircraft engines, it is the engine RPM when the throttle or power control lever is fully closed. In cold weather conditions, it may be necessary to keep the engine RPM of a reciprocating engine higher than idle to keep the engine running.
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All engines are designed as in-line 6-cylinder engines with exhaust-gas turbocharging and charge air cooling for high torque at little more than idle speed.
Adding delays to the engine torque production creates an additional complication regarding idle speed control.
Viewers will learn how to alternate turning their helms from one side to the other while in neutral and smoothly shifting into forward and reverse gears at idle speed to complete their pivot turns.
After the vehicle comes to a complete halt, the electronic controller detects if the engine is running, followed by determining if the engine speed is at idle speed.
Programmable features include automatic constant drum speed rpm, discharge drum rpm, slump meter calibration and truck idle speed during charging.
Low idle speed capability reduces fluid consumption and decreases wear on the engine during transport or start-up and shutdown checks.
Engine RPM decreased to 800 RPM, which is typical idle speed, suggesting that the engine did not stall.
There is also a coast mode which disengages the clutches when the car coasts at highways speeds, effectively dropping it into neutral and dropping the engine to idle speed for significant fuel savings.
You can troll hard plastic plugs or live mullet at idle speed as you take a leisurely cruise through these waters.
Excel power allows users to run most jobsite tools at idle speed (2,400 rpm)--saving fuel and reducing noise.
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