i haven't read the link yet but wasn't that used on an early 80's Cadillac with poor results??
**edit** yeap .. i was right.. lol
General Motors was the first to modify existing, production engines to enable cylinder deactivation, with the introduction of the Cadillac L62 "V8-6-4" in 1981.
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Thou shalt pullest out thy pin and count to 3. no more, no less. 4 thou shall not count. nor shall thou count to 2, unless then proceeding to 3. 5 is right out! once thou counts to 3. being the third number being reached, then thou lobbest thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, towards thy foe, who be nort in my sight, dare snuff it...
i don't know but the ls2 vette engine had it with good result
the V8-6-4 in the caddies was ****ty back in the '80s. DCX uses it in thier Hemis since the fuel rating on them is horrendous. GM uses them on the trucks, V8 cars, and yes the Vette. But......could it be used on our cars? um, no. you dont have a Vette, and dont bother.
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"Currently, we could disable just the fuel delivery," says Meagher, "but the valves would still be opening and closing and each cylinder would still be doing work pumping air in and out. So there would be no net gain in efficiency--you wouldn't have eliminated the pumping losses at all."
The 4-6-8 Caddy was crap. The new Chrysler Hemi has DOD, but gets crappy gas mileage. The new small block chevy seems to be pretty good, but no stellar mileage. I am sure it helps, but no miracle cure.
1995 PI Tbird
2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L
1998 TA Vert
2004 Buick Regal GS
2000 Honda ST1100
1990 Mazda RX-7 2+2
I've talked to someone with a Monte SS with the DOD and he said his city mpg was just over 17 mpg.Hell my Thunderbird gets that at least.I don't trust the numbers on the DOD or any window sticker for that matter.Mileage subject to change with driving habits.
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Could it be used in our cars? Sure! Just drop in an LS2! It will be a lot cheaper and easier than trying to engineer it to work on a 4.6. Or you could just save all the money you would spend on that swap to pay for the extra gas you will use by getting 2mpg less on the highway.
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