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Old 08-14-2012, 11:59 AM   #9
RickB
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City: Fort Lauderdale
Vessel Model: CHB 48 Zodiac YL 4.2
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Originally Posted by skipperdude View Post
I have a low idle of 5500 and a high of 7500.
Out of gear and throttle at idle your engine turns 5500 rpm? Wow.

It turns 7500 rpm tops? Wow again ... that is some CAT!

High idle means the rpm limit on the governor with no load. It is idle because there is no load. If it had a load it would not be at idle.
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