[Vwdiesel] [Vwdiesel (& hill climbing)
LBaird119 at aol.com
Tue Aug 9 22:51:22 EDT 2005
Don't recall just what an "E" 4 speed ratios are. I believe
4th is the same as a 5 speed 5th and 3rd is awfully close
to a 5 speed 3rd or so. With my 5 speed, on a steep hill,
I shift into 4th at about 60mph or just below in order to
maintain speed. If I don't mind losing a little speed then
just below 55mph. Otherwise I can't recover. This is with
a 1.5 not a 1.6.
Make sure your air filter is good and clean, bigger exhaust
would likely help. If ambient temps aren't ridiculous then you
might want to check things like your radiator, injectors and
timing. So long as you're moving the temps should only get
as high as they get idling and cycling the cooling fan. A tad
above with high ambient temp and load. If it's hotter than that
then you're either making more heat than you should, or can't
properly get rid of the proper amount of heat you're making.
Poor pattern injectors run hotter generally.
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