Idle

Internal combustion engine operating at no load and minimum engine speed.

Idle Stability
The variation in engine rotational speed when operating under no load and minimum engine speed. The idle stability will be affected by a number of parameters:

  • Engine speed control strategy
  • Number of cylinders
  • Rotational component moment of inertia

See also: Engine, Engine Speed, Revolutions per Minute.

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Subjects: Engines