idling uphill

From: Frank Ball (
Date: Wed Aug 21 1996 - 12:34:57 EDT

& Performance: Extremely Pleasing! Averaging 62 mph to Yuma I got 12.5 mpg.
& On my return trip to San Diego w/headwind I managed 11.5 mpg. I usually get
& 14-16 around town, and high 17's, mid 18's on this particular drive
& unloaded. The boat ramp thing was cool. I can actually IDLE THE TRUCK/BOAT
& UP THE RAMP IN 1ST GEAR!! No gas...

The computer wants it to idle at 600 rpm. It will feed the motor lots
of gas and air to keep it there. I've "idled" backwards up a steep
gravel driveway with a heavy load of firewood. It makes a nice low
speed cruise control for this sort of thing. Obviously the engine
has to be capable of making enough power at idle, but it isn't like
"idleing" with a carborated motor.

Frank Ball 1UR-M (707) 794-4168 work
Hewlett Packard (707) 794-4848 fax (707) 538-3693 home
1212 Valley House Drive Kawi KDX200, Yamaha XT350 YZF600R Seca 750
Rohnert Park CA 94928-4999 '95 Dakota SLT Club Cab V8 5-Speed 2WD

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