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Idle question #365305 Jan 4, 7:49pm Jan 4, 7:49pm
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Idle question
ok so i just bought a 2000 gt about 4 days ago, my first issue was wiht the engine light it came on and i think it might be because i filled it up with regular, does it need premo, also when my car is idle it drops under 1000rpms in neutral and sometimes stulls. it stops doing that and idles out normally after i drive it for a while but still it pisses me off, does anyone have this problem or have any ideas, i thought maybe that fuel wasnt getting to the engine so i put some of that fuell injector cleaner in it but didnt help.

Re: Idle question [Re: RJFichner] #365306 Jan 5, 12:47am Jan 5, 12:47am
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...wtf

never put regular..

91 octane or premium

hope yur engine is still healthy wtf

Re: Idle question [Re: RJFichner] #365307 Jan 5, 2:30pm Jan 5, 2:30pm
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Ok, honestly, you don't need premium. You might notice a slight gain in mileage, but you won't notice HP increase at all. Unless an engine is tuned to accept 91 octane, you're wasting that extra 4 octane, and the extra 20 cents per gallon to get it. I don't know if the GTS requires premium, but the GT is only 87 (regular), so stick with that.

Re: Idle question [Re: Kikuichimoji] #365308 Jan 5, 2:36pm Jan 5, 2:36pm
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the GTS does need premium... for a fact


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Re: Idle question [Re: Kikuichimoji] #365309 Jan 5, 2:38pm Jan 5, 2:38pm
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yah, you have a GT and it only needs 87octane. (i used to put 91 and it didnt hurt my engine) thumbsup

you should try cleaning the MAF sensor, throttle body, and use some of that gas tank cleaner.

its normal for it to idle less taht 1000rpm, but its not normal that your car would stall during idling thumbsup


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Re: Idle question [Re: Kikuichimoji] #365310 Jan 5, 2:38pm Jan 5, 2:38pm
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This was performed on a GTS but doing it on a GT is a similar process since the TB looks almost identical and the IACV mounts the same.

You'll want to clean your mass airflow sensor (MAF)

also your Idle air control Valve (IACV)

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f0_1953410422_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html#1953410422


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Re: Idle question [Re: Lucky_317] #365311 Jan 5, 3:03pm Jan 5, 3:03pm
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always use premium it burns cleaner


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Re: Idle question [Re: celicadragon] #365312 Jan 5, 5:17pm Jan 5, 5:17pm
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I have an '00 GTS and when they replaced my clutch (after 8 days of having the car - bought it certified used) the mechanic said to make sure to put at least 91 octane in it from a good gas station (like Mobil, no off brand stations) or else you'll be replacing your fuel injectors and spark plugs. I figure better to trust him as a Toyota Dealership Mechanic (it's not like he's in sales).

Re: Idle question [Re: L3M1315] #365313 Jan 5, 11:27pm Jan 5, 11:27pm
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yeah the GTS needs 91. the GT doesnt. you should use it but it's not gonna act like the gts


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Re: Idle question [Re: Lucky_317] #365314 Jan 6, 12:30pm Jan 6, 12:30pm
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^^^so true. but it feels better - like more cleaner in sound and i guess, performance. but in no way do it make the car act like a GTS


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Re: Idle question [Re: Zero] #365315 Jan 6, 1:55pm Jan 6, 1:55pm
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even in my old car (2000 cavalier 2.2) i used premium and it only required like 89


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