[Vwdiesel] Searching the archives (& hill climbing)Mark LaPlante laplante at mac.com
Tue Aug 9 15:29:35 EDT 2005
Steve asked: > If there is another way to do this, I don't know about it, (Hagar's > suggestion of searching the archives sounds good, but I have yet to find a > search tool to do that on this list, Is there a search utility? Google is your friend. Add "vwdiesel site:www.audifans.com" (minus the quotes) to your search phrase. I'm just about to go search for any writing about climbing hills in a 1.6 NA (82 Rabbit, 4 speed -- well, the knob says 1-2-3-E but I haven't identified the code). I have just moved to the top of a mountain and the last hill has an elevation increase of about 600' in just over a mile. Hitting the bottom of the hill in 4th at 70 mph and I'm just barely able to be doing 35 at the top with the temperature gauge about 3-4 lines higher.) I downshift to 3rd at around 50 mph. When that starts seeming really slow I go into 2nd for a while, but I'm not sure if I would be better off just leaving it in 3rd. Topo map of said hill (from the 625 at the top to the 1207 near the middle): http://mapper.acme.com/?lat=34.540809&long=-86.257267&scale=12&theme=Topo&width=3&height=4&dot=Yes Mark (P.S. Enjoying Hagar's stories and NASA commentary -- my work email address ends in nasa.gov).
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