idling speed

idling speed

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • speed — [1] The average rate at which an object is travelling. Measured as a relationship of distance per time e.g., meters per second (m/s), kilometers per hour (kph or km/h), feet per second (ft/sec.), miles per hour (mph), or revolutions per minute… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • idling — The action of an engine as it turns over at low speed with minimum throttle. Also see sonic idling …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • idling — i·dle || aɪdl v. loaf, lounge, do nothing, laze around; waste time; operate at minimum speed (of an engine or machine) adj. lazy; vain, futile; unoccupied, unemployed; groundless, without foundation; worthless, unimportant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idle speed — This is the speed of the engine with the following conditions: The transmission is in neutral (or park in automatic transmissions), the engine is fully warmed up, the choke butterfly is fully open, and there is no extra accessories in operation… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Idle speed — is the minimum operating speed (generally measured in revolutions per minute, or rpm, of the crankshaft) of a combustion engine. At idle speed, the engine generates enough power to run reasonably smoothly and operate its ancillaries (water pump,… …   Wikipedia

  • sonic idling — A system developed by Ford, for a fixed jet carburetor which uses air at the speed of sound to atomize fuel supplied by the idling circuit; makes idling smoother and reduces exhaust pollution. Also called sonic throttling …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • idle speed screw — A screw located at the bottom of the carburetor on the outside which keeps the throttle from closing completely when the vehicle is idling and thus controls the idle speed. This is adjusted as part of a basic tune up …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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  • idle — [īd′ l] adj. idler, idlest [ME idel < OE, empty, akin to Ger eitel, vain, empty < ? IE base * ai dh, to burn, shine: basic sense, either “only apparent, seeming” or “burned out”] 1. a) having no value, use, or significance; worthless;… …   English World dictionary

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