Originally Posted by police_inspector
Im having the focus serviced this weekend. Is there anything I should advise them to have a look concerning this problem?
Also is it normal for the car to idle around 1400rpm when the engine is started cold? During this period I can actually drive the car when in gear without actually touching the accelerator.
After a few minutes of warming the car will then idle around 700pm.
The focus always starts first time with no problems.
There are alot of things that determine how fast/slow your vehicle will idle upon startup. 1400 rpm seems high to me but doesnt necessarily indicate a "problem."
I mean its really tough to guess here, theres alot of things that control your idle speed. Timing, crankshaft, various sensors, Fuel inj. system, air intake, vacuum, the list goes on and on and on.