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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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Volvo 4.3 gxi idles way to high. Ran good all day. Turned

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Volvo 4.3 gxi idles way to high.
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Customer: Ran good all day. Turned off the engine for a short time. Restarted now idles very high.
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Customer: Nope
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 11 months ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

The only thing that controls the idle on this motor is the IAC (idle air control) if it has failed the engine will not idle properly. Lets do this first. Go to the throttle body and disconnect the throttle cable. Does the engine idle down? If no change remove the flame arrestor and with a rag start cover the opening of the throttle does engine slow down when you restrict air flow?

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