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Old 07-07-2011, 09:15 PM
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Default Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

Not sure if this is new or if my truck has always done this but... When I start the truck warm (Not cold start) the RPM goes to 900 then dips down to 750 for a split second then idles normal at 900? Truck does this everytime I start her and the motor is already warmed up from just driving or a recent drive.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

mine has never done that
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

sometimes mine will do that. i dont really care. itll go as low as 500. *shrugs*

usually when idling in a parking lot tho
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:31 AM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

Mine does that too so I say it's normal. It's just the computer adjusting things from a fresh start.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

Cool thanks
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

I have to ask is the 2.3 really that good on gas or just ok? And whats the power like?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

I have the 3.0 and mine always starts at a higher RPM and then lowers in a couple seconds.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

my 3.0 takes a long time I either have to drive a few feet or wait forever.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:19 AM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

^^ Normal for a cold engine. Mine fast idles up to 1500 rpm or higher when cold. If warm then I would say it's not normal.


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I have to ask is the 2.3 really that good on gas or just ok? And whats the power like?
It depends on how well maintained your engine is and how you drive. I getting an average of 23.4 mpg (12.1 L) while my worst was 19.9 mpg (14.2 L) and my best so far was 26.6 mpg (10.6 L). My truck has a little over 5700 miles (9173.2 km) right now. It may get better as the engine breaks in. The power is ok on level ground. Lol!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Does your duratec 2.3 do this when you start it...

i get 25-28 mpg. power isnt amazing, but its far from the slowest thing ive ever driven.
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