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    Hot Weather + Hills + A/C

    I just got back from a 4k road trip from Portland-Boise-SLC-Arches-Zion-Las Vegas-Death Valley-San Francisco-Crater Lake-Portland.

    Leaving Vegas heading south it was 108ish and with this one long steep hill and AC my temperature got up to 217. Same number leaving Death Valley. It had me nervous, but she kept trucking along. Still very happy after 5 years!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    I just got back from a 4k road trip from Portland-Boise-SLC-Arches-Zion-Las Vegas-Death Valley-San Francisco-Crater Lake-Portland.
    Pictures!! Sounds like a great trip, and you didn't burn much gas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    Leaving Vegas heading south it was 108ish and with this one long steep hill and AC my temperature got up to 217. Same number leaving Death Valley. It had me nervous, but she kept trucking along. Still very happy after 5 years!
    Remind me, what are you using to monitor with?

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    SLC-MOAB-Zion-San Fran

    Dash mount water gauge in start switch location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post





    SLC-MOAB-Zion-San Fran

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    I would of had it in low gear the entire time I was in San Fran lol. Those hills are insane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    I would of had it in low gear the entire time I was in San Fran lol. Those hills are insane!
    I used Ds a lot in San Fran, and more through the mountains. She was sitting around 5.5k to 6k for awhile climbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    I used Ds a lot in San Fran, and more through the mountains. She was sitting around 5.5k to 6k for awhile climbing.
    I dont have the Ds just B, so its only regular and low gear for me. You should try going up a steep hill in L, it might keep your rpms lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    I dont have the Ds just B, so its only regular and low gear for me. You should try going up a steep hill in L, it might keep your rpms lower?
    Low doesn't work for highway speeds. L does work good for city hill driving


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