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    Really Low Idle

    Hey everyone,
    My WRX is idling really really low... about 200-400rpm. Could anyone tell me what maybe the problem and if i need to get anything fixed. Thanks
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    mine idles pretty low too, I'm not sure how low though.. I'll check tomarrow

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    I don't think your car CAN idle at 200rpm... Do you have any mods? What does the motor feel like? Did it always do this? Any rhyme or reason to why/when this started happening?
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    Yeah, its really bugging me! Its making me worry that there might be something wrong

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    I don't think your car CAN idle at 200rpm... Do you have any mods? What does the motor feel like? Did it always do this? Any rhyme or reason to why/when this started happening?

    Well, its under the half way mark (between 0 and 1,000rpm) The only mod i have on my car so far is (MRT Cold Air INtake with UNIfilter) My motor feels a little rough also, it kind of shakes the car and its happen a couple times before, but i never paid too much attention to it until now.

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    half way between 0 and 1000 is 500, that's where the car idles. So it's normal. And mine will shake a little bit every so often at idle too. Unless it's a violent shaking not a mild shake I'd say you have a 'normal' car.
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    Originally posted by beastcivic
    half way between 0 and 1000 is 500, that's where the car idles. So it's normal. And mine will shake a little bit every so often at idle too. Unless it's a violent shaking not a mild shake I'd say you have a 'normal' car.
    I'll ditto that...mine does it too.
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    Normal idle = ~500rpm for me too.
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    I had an APS intake that made my car idle very rough and run lean. I didnt even get around the block before I came back and went back to my stock intake. A lot of aftermarket intakes give false MAF readings resulting in a lean condition. I would only use this intake if you can tune for it.
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    Mine idles 400-500rpm and has a little shake every now and then

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