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Old 09-19-2005, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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High idle winter warm-ups?

I've got a 96 and am interested in a way I can bump the idle up automaticly with remote-start, or a switch before shut-down, so the truck can warm up faster. Looking forward to winter. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Anyone out there done this before?
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

You can get a program like a 4 position chip for your truck, and have a 1 of the 4 programs be High idle.
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

Mine high idles at like 950-1000. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

I saw plans for a way to tap into the Throttle Position Sensor
and add a potentiometer so you can adjust the idle up...

try doing a search, or maybe someone will come along with the plans..
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

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i wish ford would have done the high idle like international did it.on the international trucks you turn the cruise control on and raise the idle to where you want and press the set button.you can also hold the set/accel button and it will riasethe idle till you let go of the button and it will hold that RPM

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Yeah that would be cool! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

I found it, was over on Baz's website:


Auxiliary Idle Controller
AIC MOD
by Sparky
Ok to start off with you will have to go to Radio Shack or similar store and get some parts.

Single Pole Single Throw Switch. Radio Shack pt# 275-612
5K Linear Taper Potentiometer. Radio Shack pt# 271-1714
Linear PART # for the 2K is Radio Shack pt# 900-8587
2 Single Pole Double Throw Auto Relays Radio Shack pt# 900-2391
2 Wiring Harness Plugs Radio Shack pt# 900-2396
18 Gauge Wire
SOLDER
Wire Ties
Butt Connectors
Soldering Gun
Safety Glasses

STEP 1 Switches
Find a power source that is with the key.
Run a wire from there to one side of the switch.
From the other side of the switch run a wire to the coil terminal of both relays
From the other side coil terminals on the relays run a wire to the parking break switch wire. (There is only one wire on the parking brake.)

STEP 2 Idle Validation Switch (IVS)
As you look at the throttle pedal you will see a switch on the left side with 2 wires going to it. The wires are taped together carefully un-tape them so you can work with the wires. I used a razor knife to cut the tape, but be careful not to cut the wires. (There should be a red/orange with and a brown wire, unless they changed the color code of these wires.)

Cut the red/orange wire leaving plenty on the switch side so that you can splice onto it. The red/orange wire that is going into the wire bundle needs to get hooked to the common side of one of the relays.

The other red/orange (the one attached to the IVS) goes to the NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACT (NC) of the relay. Now take a wire from the NORMALLY OPEN CONTACT (NO) and run it over to the brown wire by the IVS, you will just tap onto this wire so you dont need to cut it. Just take some of the insulation off and solder it on, then tape her back up.

STEP 3 The other Relay and the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is located on top of the pedal and has 3 wires going to it. Remove the tape to expose the wires. (There should be a brown/white wire and a gray/white wire.)

Cut the brown/white wire, leaving enough to work with by the switch. Hook the end up that goes back into the wire bundle to the common side of the other relay.

Take the side that goes to the switch and hook it to the NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACT (NC) of the relay.

Take a wire from the NORMALLY OPEN CONTACT (NO) of the relay and go to the left terminal on the POT.

Now take a wire from the center terminal of the POT and tap it into the gray/white wire.

Tape up all the bare wires and enjoy
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

I found this:

Auxiliary Idle Controller
AIC MOD
by Sparky
Ok to start off with you will have to go to Radio Shack or similar store and get some parts.

Single Pole Single Throw Switch. Radio Shack pt# 275-612
5K Linear Taper Potentiometer. Radio Shack pt# 271-1714
Linear PART # for the 2K is Radio Shack pt# 900-8587
2 Single Pole Double Throw Auto Relays Radio Shack pt# 900-2391
2 Wiring Harness Plugs Radio Shack pt# 900-2396
18 Gauge Wire
SOLDER
Wire Ties
Butt Connectors
Soldering Gun
Safety Glasses

STEP 1 Switches
Find a power source that is with the key.
Run a wire from there to one side of the switch.
From the other side of the switch run a wire to the coil terminal of both relays
From the other side coil terminals on the relays run a wire to the parking break switch wire. (There is only one wire on the parking brake.)

STEP 2 Idle Validation Switch (IVS)
As you look at the throttle pedal you will see a switch on the left side with 2 wires going to it. The wires are taped together carefully un-tape them so you can work with the wires. I used a razor knife to cut the tape, but be careful not to cut the wires. (There should be a red/orange with and a brown wire, unless they changed the color code of these wires.)

Cut the red/orange wire leaving plenty on the switch side so that you can splice onto it. The red/orange wire that is going into the wire bundle needs to get hooked to the common side of one of the relays.

The other red/orange (the one attached to the IVS) goes to the NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACT (NC) of the relay. Now take a wire from the NORMALLY OPEN CONTACT (NO) and run it over to the brown wire by the IVS, you will just tap onto this wire so you dont need to cut it. Just take some of the insulation off and solder it on, then tape her back up.

STEP 3 The other Relay and the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is located on top of the pedal and has 3 wires going to it. Remove the tape to expose the wires. (There should be a brown/white wire and a gray/white wire.)

Cut the brown/white wire, leaving enough to work with by the switch. Hook the end up that goes back into the wire bundle to the common side of the other relay.

Take the side that goes to the switch and hook it to the NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACT (NC) of the relay.

Take a wire from the NORMALLY OPEN CONTACT (NO) of the relay and go to the left terminal on the POT.

Now take a wire from the center terminal of the POT and tap it into the gray/white wire.

Tape up all the bare wires and enjoy

Not quite sure if this will do what I want it to do. Any quess?
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

I have this mod. It has worked for me for about 3 years. Just remember to turn it off when you are done or you have a hard time starting the engine next time. I've had my truck idle for over three days with this mod (-40F) with no problems. Also does not interfere with a chip, or at least mine. At must if temps get below -5F to prevent carbon build up and oil wash.

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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

3 Days!!! Holly shnikeees! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

wow 3 days is a long time, ive left mine running all day before but dang! Any idea how much fuel it burns while idling 3 days? or maybe how many hrs / gal of fuel consuption?

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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

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I've had my truck idle for over three days with this mod (-40F) with no problems.

Pierre

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thats gotta be some kind of record....Glad I live in the south...-40 would really pizz me off in the morning!

my coffee would freeze!
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I've had my truck idle for over three days with this mod (-40F) with no problems.

Pierre

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thats gotta be some kind of record....Glad I live in the south...-40 would really pizz me off in the morning!

my coffee would freeze!

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I'll bet there are some of them oil companies up there that never shut them off in the winter
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Re: High idle winter warm-ups?

Yep you guys are correct, trucks on the slope can idle for days. I burned almost 1.5 tanks of fuel in that three days at 1300-1400rpm. Then drove it hard up a hill in 2nd @3000rpm to blow the crud out. I wish it were only my coffee that froze [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. I also used a very good fuel conditioner (Stanedyne, Diesel Power or such)

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