Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The idle speed regulator is installed on the throttle body and acts as a compensator when the main air supply channel is blocked. This ensures stable operation of the internal combustion engine when driving in neutral, parking with the engine running, or stopping at a traffic light. Unstable speed of XX may indicate a breakdown of this solenoid valve and the need for replacement. Here is a roundup of the best idle speed control manufacturers to help you choose a proven product for your car.
Rating of the best manufacturers of idle speed controllers
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We put a manufacturer from Germany in the first place. The concern produces regulators for adjusting idle speed for gasoline and diesel cars. The range includes solenoid valves for trucks and cars manufactured in Asia, Europe and America. The company's spare parts are always of high quality, although the factories are located all over the world. Recently, parts have been made even in China, but the quality control at the Bosch factories is high, so there are no complaints about the products.
Our experts singled out this manufacturer in the first place, since its regulators do not freeze in the cold. Reviews of motorists show that at a temperature of -20 degrees, the injection engine always starts up without gas, idle does not fall, the car does not shake. This is especially true for owners of vehicles with a car factory, since when starting the engine remotely, there is no way to maintain weak crankshaft rotation by pressing the accelerator pedal and opening the damper.
- immediately stabilizes idle speed;
- easily customizable;
- there is no shaking of the internal combustion engine transmitted to the body;
- high-quality assembly with a reliable tapered needle and elastic bands.
- high price;
- may work unstable on machines with HBO.
In second position we have an American manufacturer that has been producing car parts since 1919. The brand belongs to the Standart Motors Products concern, which is widely known in the US domestic market. Among the offered products are sensors for modern injection systems, ignition coils, pressure regulators, as well as exclusive parts that no one else deals with. In the reviews, car owners like that the regulators are packed in boxes, and the conical needle that opens or closes the bypass channel is tied with a wire to one of the lugs so as not to accidentally fall out when unpacking.
The manufacturer was recognized by us as the best for a wide range of products. In total, the company has more than 12,000 articles, among which there is a large selection of XX regulators. Our experts were even able to find on sale idle solenoid valves for such models as Opel Astra 1991-1998 and Corsa 1989-1993. If you have a rare car for which it is difficult to find spare parts, then here they are rather everything will be.
- powerful spring prevents the needle from freezing in the open position;
- elastic rubber band provides a sealed installation;
- wide applicability for car models;
- the quality of the products is not inferior to the original.
- periodically, it may be necessary to add gas pedal during start-up 'to cold';
- high price.
And now let's get acquainted with the domestic manufacturer, which owns the Pekar brand. The company produces spare parts for the brands 'VAZ', 'LAIZ', 'ZIL', 'GAZ', 'URAL', 'MAZ' and 'KamAZ'. The assortment includes fuel injection systems, running gear elements, lubricants, sensors, electrical equipment. Some automakers are equipping their cars with Pekar parts on the assembly line. Brand goods are sold throughout the CIS. Customers love that the idle control valve has no play in the lugs – the installation is tight and reliable.
The manufacturer was rated as the best in terms of the availability of parts for the Russian consumer. Idling regulators and other spare parts are always available, as a rule, in a store, and not somewhere in our treasure. If the idle speed has become unstable, but the car is needed tomorrow in working order, then look for 'Pekar' valves. They should be in any auto shop. Judging by the reviews, this regulator will definitely be enough for a couple of years of stable operation of the ICE. The ECU of the motor correctly 'sees' it and gives signals to open the needle for the passage of air.
- works great for up to several years;
- adjusts the XX engine immediately after installation (no need to 'train');
- keeps a stable idle;
- details are always available.
- the rubber gasket wears out quickly and air suction begins;
- subsequently, the tip of the needle is covered with carbon deposits and the increased speed 'hangs'.
The well-known automaker Nissan is engaged in the production of spare parts for the aftermarket. In its catalog there are 43 product groups, represented by elements of the suspension, braking system, chassis, steering, optics, electrical equipment, ECUs and sensors. Parts manufacturing plants are located in Japan and the UK. The products are designed not only for the model range of their eponymous brand, but are suitable for German and French cars. You can choose a regulator for a specific model only by VIN-code, since the company's range is very wide both in terms of the supply voltage of the valve and the shape of the connection chip.
This manufacturer is considered the best, according to the editorial staff of the magazine, for the durability of the produced solenoid valves. Even if the idle speed has started to 'float', the regulator can be unscrewed, washed in WD-40, slightly stretched the spring, assembled and installed. It is an 'indestructible' idle tuning stepper motor that, in the right hands, will last up to 300,000 km.
- stable work in cold weather;
- promotes economical fuel consumption;
- no 'jumping' from 800 to 1500 rpm and back;
- high maintainability.
- a lot of fakes;
- high price.
This review is completed by another domestic manufacturer, 'Startvolt'. Generators and starters serve as the brand's 'calling card', but other electrical equipment is also produced along the way, including XX regulators, fuel pumps, heaters and sensors. The emphasis is on meeting the demand of the owners of the domestic VAZ and GAZ cars.
In our opinion, the manufacturer is the best due to the development of its own new technology that ensures high-precision operation of the regulator. Thanks to this, it is easier for the ECU to control the engine speed and provide the right amount of air with the throttle valve closed. In addition to its own exclusive development, the company stands out for the production of solenoid valves with stem protection. Unlike competitors, here the cone needle with a spring is closed with an additional tube that prevents debris from entering. Even if the air filter is damaged, no sand particles will enter the bypass duct. This will prevent the needle from jamming in the half-open position. Your engine speed will always be at a minimum.
- acceptable price;
- well polished taper needle;
- the connection chip is reliably protected from dust and moisture;
- the sealed bearing lasts longer than the version without the boot.
- when running on gas, it is more difficult to stabilize idle speed;
- service life is relatively short (100,000 km).
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.