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High Idle option

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by golfmanres, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Does anyone know how to put a high idle kit on my chevy 1998 k2500 with a 5.7 v8? I have heard that you can wire a kit so that you can have high idle, then tap the gas or flip a switch and have normal idle.

    Please help.
  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    I wedge a snow broom between my seat and accelerator padal on my 02 cummins for now, works great and didn't cost me any thing :)
  3. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Dont like to rig things. Im not GHETTO!
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

  5. pyro29

    pyro29 Member
    Messages: 74

    Go down to your friendly NAPA and get a cable kit. You can do it that old fashioned way, or you can go to www.awdirect.com and get an electronic high idle control. It is basically a toggle switch and a solenoid with a small "chain" on the end which attaches to your Throttle body. Flick the switch and the solenoid moves pulling the throttle open to the percentage that you have set it to.
  6. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    I did a search on awdirect.com and it didnt return anything. Do you have part numbers for NANP or awdirect.com?
  7. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    what would be the whole purpose for a gasser tho? Except if you wanna charge your batteries up a bit but does your alternator really perduce that much charge with 500+ - rpm more? I dont know, maby some of you will...
  8. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Yes it does when you put in the high out put alternator. Also its good when sitting for a while at a construction site to charge the batteries, heat the car,air conditioning etc. Also for putting an air compressor on the truck you need higher output then the standard. Also if you want to get into a truck when its cold out it take shorter time when you have the high cap. radiator. Any more reasons????
  9. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    are all of your post this agresive?

    the new duramax's have an automatic high idle when cold maye you should buy a new truck......there wouldn't be anything "ghetto" about that:rolleyes:
  10. pyro29

    pyro29 Member
    Messages: 74

    I don't go back to work until Thursday, I'll post the part numbers on the 3rd.