Going 60 up a 5% hill might be the same as driving 85 on the flats as far as fuel flow. I do not know the exact comparison but let us pretend. Example: your car can go 95 mph when you have three bikes on your car top carrier. When you go up a 5% hill you can only go 60 with full throttle. Your carb car only flow so much fuel and air. It has the potential of going 95 in the flats and 65 on a mild hill. Hills just show you how well the car is running because law abiding folks do not drive 100 mph on the highways. On a racetrack of course you go as fast as you can and that is the goal. Yes the fuel pump could be weak but I vote for carb cleaning first.
In 1983 and 1984 for the carb equiped Rabbit in the USA had 65 horsepower. When mated to the economy .71 top gear that car was not very good on the hils in high gear. I do not know how peppy the early Rabbits are.
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|could it be that his fuel pump isnt picking up enough fuel to send to the carb when the hill is too steep? also, does this happen all the time ? or just once in a while. hope i could help |