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Hey guys...I have the SE V-6 Auto Fusion and in the morning at start up the engine seems to "race" like a old carburated car!
it runs about 1,800 RPM seems like it's too high, and I have to kick it down with the throttle.
Anyone else experience this with the v-6??
 

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I have noticed the same thing. When I decided to purchase my fusion I had the service dept take a look at that and they said it was normal. It is weird that it does act like an old carb engine.
 

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Warms up the cats faster so that emissions are lower. My 94 RX7 will run at 3000rpm for the first 30 seconds or so.
 

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LOL I think you guys a little too paraniod here. ALL cars do that when you first start them up. Trust me, its normal. Give it about 15-30 seconds and it'll kick down on its own.
 

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[quote author=FusionSHO link=topic=52552.msg850411#msg850411 date=1154044956]
LOL I think you guys a little too paraniod here. ALL cars do that when you first start them up. Trust me, its normal. Give it about 15-30 seconds and it'll kick down on its own.
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Nope... had two NISSANS before this car and a FOCUS and none of them did it.
It seemes like it idles so high that I don't want to shift into drive and drive away like I have in other cars cuz I think it's bad for the tranny.
What's really weird is it does it even after it just sits only for a few hours on a hot day....engine shouldn't be even cold yet!!
 

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Every fuel injected engine has a higher cold start idle even the Focus and Nissan. Some are just higher than others. Ans some last longer than others. It is for cat light off = less start-up emissions.
 

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I agree. And, as far as I knew -- you can't really 'kick-down' a computer controlled car, let alone electronic throttle...
 

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[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=52552.msg851299#msg851299 date=1154097563]
I agree.  And, as far as I knew -- you can't really 'kick-down' a computer controlled car, let alone electronic throttle...
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Don't know what to tell you...mine "kicks down" the rpm's when I give it a little gas after start up when ideling high after sitting for awhile...if I don't kick it down it sits and idles high for like a minute or two.....haven't had a car do that for years! (wastes gas too!)
 

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[quote author=SoCalFusion link=topic=52552.msg853573#msg853573 date=1154217747]
Don't know what to tell you...mine "kicks down" the rpm's when I give it a little gas after start up when ideling high after sitting for awhile...if I don't kick it down it sits and idles high for like a minute or two.....haven't had a car do that for years! (wastes gas too!)
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It doesn't waste much gas. In fact, you waste more when you give it gas.
 

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It doesn't waste much gas. In fact, you waste more when you give it gas.
Thats a good point....guess I'll just give it a minute or so, I'm so impatient! :)
 

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I've noticed that when I want to leave, I do NOT engage the transmission at the higher RPM. If you go quickly from Park to Neutral, it'll come down on it's own.
 

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[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=52552.msg855841#msg855841 date=1154355636]
I've noticed that when I want to leave, I do NOT engage the transmission at the higher RPM.  If you go quickly from Park to Neutral, it'll come down on it's own.[/quote]
I'll try that Thanks Scoop!
 

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[quote author=SoCalFusion link=topic=52552.msg856232#msg856232 date=1154367914]
[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=52552.msg855841#msg855841 date=1154355636]
I've noticed that when I want to leave, I do NOT engage the transmission at the higher RPM. If you go quickly from Park to Neutral, it'll come down on it's own.[/quote]
I'll try that Thanks Scoop!
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No problem, and I am sure you meant sWoop ;)
 
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