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Old 12-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Too much vibration at idle.

Hi so with my SVTF, i got a spec stage 2+ clutch and aluminium flywheel, i am getting very bad vibrations threw my steering wheel and When im idling with it in neutral (clutch out), i have chatter. I am trying to get rid of all excess vibrations/noises so it isn't obnoxious when idling. Any ideas would be very appreciated.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Check your motor mounts.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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mine does the same thing and that is what I will be looking into when my wife and I get out house in January. Especially when it has a lot of miles.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Confused you got a heavy duty clutch and light weight flywheel and don't want chatter? Beside mounts but bf out poly mounts will cause more vibrations
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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A tune to help take the idle to 900 - 1050 seems to help that a log

If you have after market mounts and a Alum fyl then a tune is about your only shot at getting any kind of good quiet idle

If you dont have the funds for a tune you can unplug the Idle Air Control Valve (you will get a CEL) then set the idle to 1050 +/- to its gets quiet

This isnt ideal but it works in most cases

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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Vibrations = new mounts. As for noise and chatter that's what the aftermarket aluminum flys do on the svtf. No need to go above stock clutch/fly unless u are turboed with more than 200lb torq
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Most likely it's the passenger side motor mount. That clutch combo is going to make noise as the other have said.
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If the passenger motor mount top is squishy, is that a sign of it being bad?

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Feel with your fingers under it where the rubber part meets the metal part, if it's separated it's bad. I forget how the top should feel, over half the time it may look ok or feel ok till you take it off and look at the bottom. I can just feel them and know if they are bad or not.
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