Friday, July 1, 2011

DAY 49 - Rough Idle Returns

I'm still experiencing that strange idle situation. I pull into a parking lot and put the car in park. Then the tachometer does a little dance from 600 rpm up to 900 rpm. It keeps doing that as long as the engine is running and the car is in park.

Had another incident last week when I pulled into a McDonald's parking lot. The idle was rough again, but it was more severe, as if the engine was going to die. Then it would rev up a bit more, then back down, almost die, and then rev back up.

Has anyone experienced this? And do you think it's something the dealership can fix?


  1. What has happened to Zelda? Is she sick? Is she running a fever? Could micro-particles that have settled on her paint from that last trip to the dealership be disturbing her sensitive internal equilibrium? Is her engine-revving a sign that she wants to be ridden harder, or a hint that she's begging for a special one-on-one claybar session with you? Don't leave us hanging like this!

  2. Thanks for the reminder, Tom. Zelda is fine. I just wrote a new post to bring everyone up to date.