Big Questions

So I wanted to know if somthing was wrong with our engine..

So I asked the following of one of the VW lists I am on..

“The last bus I had was a 1972 with a 1800 yeah I don’t know why.. But it seemed to have a LOT of get up and go no matter what my load was.. Yesterday with camping gear 3 adults and two children I was having toubble getting up some steep hills in the country with my 1970 1600 like 15 mph in second gear at I would say a 3-5% grade going to 200ft to 900ft.. IS there an effective way to get more power out of my 1600? Or am I just expecting too much.. ”

I got lots back.. Including

I guess I could download the data from my gps to find the

altitude data on the incline but I have no idea how to find a degree result  from raw numerical data if anyone is a math wiz and knows how to find that  equation please let me know..

If you want to go that far with it, you can get an average by dividing altitude gained by distance between the two points.

John

So I did that..  and this is what I got..

On the incline

Time traveled 4 minutes

We went from 328ft to 917ft that is a 589ft climb.

We traveled 1.4 miles 7392ft actually

> If you want to go that far with it, you can get an average by dividing

> altitude gained by distance between the two points.

589 / 7392 = 0.0796807

Making it about a 8% grade…

Thank you for the equation ! 🙂

This was the hill on Beavercreek road and hwy 211 Google Map.

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17    7/21/2010 6:16:11 PM    328 ft                  53 ft 0:00:07     5 mph 24° true    N45 10.302 W122 31.306

18    7/21/2010 6:16:18 PM    328 ft                  136 ft      0:00:07     13 mph      37° true  N45 10.310 W122 31.301

19    7/21/2010 6:16:25 PM    324 ft                  100 ft      0:00:03     23 mph      35° true  N45 10.328 W122 31.282

20    7/21/2010 6:16:28 PM    325 ft                  38 ft 0:00:01     26 mph      40° true      N45 10.341 W122 31.268

21    7/21/2010 6:16:29 PM    325 ft                  37 ft 0:00:01     25 mph      56° true      N45 10.346 W122 31.263

22    7/21/2010 6:16:30 PM    325 ft                  41 ft 0:00:01     28 mph      73° true      N45 10.350 W122 31.255

23    7/21/2010 6:16:31 PM    324 ft                  44 ft 0:00:01     30 mph      72° true      N45 10.352 W122 31.246

24    7/21/2010 6:16:32 PM    327 ft                  46 ft 0:00:01     31 mph      73° true      N45 10.354 W122 31.236

25    7/21/2010 6:16:33 PM    330 ft                  46 ft 0:00:01     31 mph      72° true      N45 10.356 W122 31.226

26    7/21/2010 6:16:34 PM    328 ft                  237 ft      0:00:05     32 mph      64° true  N45 10.358 W122 31.216

27    7/21/2010 6:16:39 PM    340 ft                  47 ft 0:00:01     32 mph      57° true      N45 10.375 W122 31.166

28    7/21/2010 6:16:40 PM    341 ft                  44 ft 0:00:01     30 mph      34° true      N45 10.379 W122 31.157

29    7/21/2010 6:16:41 PM    341 ft                  47 ft 0:00:01     32 mph      32° true      N45 10.385 W122 31.152

30    7/21/2010 6:16:42 PM    343 ft                  48 ft 0:00:01     33 mph      32° true      N45 10.392 W122 31.146

31    7/21/2010 6:16:43 PM    344 ft                  47 ft 0:00:01     32 mph      29° true      N45 10.398 W122 31.140

32    7/21/2010 6:16:44 PM    346 ft                  0.1 mi      0:00:12     36 mph      21° true  N45 10.405 W122 31.135

33    7/21/2010 6:16:56 PM    352 ft                  497 ft      0:00:10     34 mph      22° true  N45 10.503 W122 31.081

34    7/21/2010 6:17:06 PM    377 ft                  47 ft 0:00:01     32 mph      46° true      N45 10.579 W122 31.038

35    7/21/2010 6:17:07 PM    382 ft                  44 ft 0:00:01     30 mph      59° true      N45 10.584 W122 31.030

36    7/21/2010 6:17:08 PM    387 ft                  47 ft 0:00:01     32 mph      64° true      N45 10.588 W122 31.021

37    7/21/2010 6:17:09 PM    390 ft                  46 ft 0:00:01     31 mph      67° true      N45 10.591 W122 31.012

38    7/21/2010 6:17:10 PM    396 ft                  45 ft 0:00:01     31 mph      76° true      N45 10.594 W122 31.002

39    7/21/2010 6:17:11 PM    404 ft                  44 ft 0:00:01     30 mph      75° true      N45 10.596 W122 30.992

40    7/21/2010 6:17:12 PM    409 ft                  410 ft      0:00:11     25 mph      75° true  N45 10.597 W122 30.982

41    7/21/2010 6:17:23 PM    463 ft                  298 ft      0:00:12     17 mph      75° true  N45 10.615 W122 30.889

42    7/21/2010 6:17:35 PM    488 ft                  305 ft      0:00:10     21 mph      75° true  N45 10.627 W122 30.822

43    7/21/2010 6:17:45 PM    516 ft                  0.1 mi      0:00:21     25 mph      75° true  N45 10.640 W122 30.753

44    7/21/2010 6:18:06 PM    579 ft                  449 ft      0:00:15     20 mph      75° true  N45 10.671 W122 30.579

45    7/21/2010 6:18:21 PM    627 ft                  372 ft      0:00:12     21 mph      70° true  N45 10.690 W122 30.478

46    7/21/2010 6:18:33 PM    675 ft                  0.1 mi      0:00:16     27 mph      69° true  N45 10.711 W122 30.396

47    7/21/2010 6:18:49 PM    731 ft                  492 ft      0:00:12     28 mph      70° true  N45 10.748 W122 30.256

48    7/21/2010 6:19:01 PM    770 ft                  40 ft 0:00:01     27 mph      95° true      N45 10.776 W122 30.149

49    7/21/2010 6:19:02 PM    773 ft                  200 ft      0:00:05     27 mph      95° true  N45 10.775 W122 30.139

50    7/21/2010 6:19:07 PM    789 ft                  39 ft 0:00:01     27 mph      94° true      N45 10.772 W122 30.093

51    7/21/2010 6:19:08 PM    787 ft                  247 ft      0:00:06     28 mph      81° true  N45 10.772 W122 30.084

52    7/21/2010 6:19:14 PM    794 ft                  325 ft      0:00:07     32 mph      78° true  N45 10.778 W122 30.027

53    7/21/2010 6:19:21 PM    822 ft                  47 ft 0:00:01     32 mph      100° true      N45 10.789 W122 29.953

54    7/21/2010 6:19:22 PM    825 ft                  46 ft 0:00:01     32 mph      101° true      N45 10.788 W122 29.942

55    7/21/2010 6:19:23 PM    827 ft                  244 ft      0:00:06     28 mph      83° true  N45 10.786 W122 29.931

56    7/21/2010 6:19:29 PM    846 ft                  44 ft 0:00:01     30 mph      55° true      N45 10.791 W122 29.875

57    7/21/2010 6:19:30 PM    844 ft                  44 ft 0:00:01     30 mph      49° true      N45 10.795 W122 29.866

58    7/21/2010 6:19:31 PM    844 ft                  48 ft 0:00:01     33 mph      47° true      N45 10.800 W122 29.859

59    7/21/2010 6:19:32 PM    843 ft                  50 ft 0:00:01     34 mph      41° true      N45 10.806 W122 29.850

60    7/21/2010 6:19:33 PM    841 ft                  56 ft 0:00:01     38 mph      39° true      N45 10.812 W122 29.843

61    7/21/2010 6:19:34 PM    841 ft                  57 ft 0:00:01     39 mph      39° true      N45 10.819 W122 29.835

62    7/21/2010 6:19:35 PM    844 ft                  391 ft      0:00:07     38 mph      39° true  N45 10.826 W122 29.826

63    7/21/2010 6:19:42 PM    852 ft                  50 ft 0:00:01     34 mph      52° true      N45 10.876 W122 29.769

64    7/21/2010 6:19:43 PM    854 ft                  0.1 mi      0:00:13     37 mph      53° true  N45 10.881 W122 29.760

65    7/21/2010 6:19:56 PM    880 ft                  0.2 mi      0:00:15     40 mph      53° true  N45 10.951 W122 29.628

66    7/21/2010 6:20:11 PM    904 ft                  0.2 mi      0:00:17     46 mph      53° true  N45 11.039 W122 29.465

67    7/21/2010 6:20:28 PM    910 ft                  0.1 mi      0:00:09     42 mph      66° true  N45 11.151 W122 29.252

68    7/21/2010 6:20:37 PM    917 ft                  0.2 mi      0:00:14     42 mph      78° true  N45 11.189 W122 29.133

69    7/21/2010 6:20:51 PM    907 ft                  512 ft      0:00:09     39 mph      75° true  N45 11.217 W122 28.935

70    7/21/2010 6:21:00 PM    896 ft                  58 ft 0:00:01     39 mph      52° true      N45 11.239 W122 28.820