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Old 03-14-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
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V8 engine and disabling 4 cylinders on idle mode!?

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I have a 1976 Buick Skylark with 350ci V8 engine and I love it. I would like to disable 4 cylinders of 8's on idle mode by setting 4 barriers into intake manifold and turn off the associated ignition ways to the cylinders. At the moment, I am doing feasibility study of the project. Could somebody please give me hints and tips about this issue? Any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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Wow... I've only heard of things like this at the Detriot auto show. I will talk to my dad later about it, but I think it will be a nightmare to install. (Read: Special Computer). The new Camaro (If the would come out with it) had that sort of setup in it... Good luck, I'll let you know if I hear anything
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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Doesn't the chrysler 300 have this feature?


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Old 03-14-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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Actually any dodge/chrysler/jeep with a hemi and a ton of benz's have that. It's called MDS - Multi-Displacement-System.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:36 PM   #5
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And GM calls it displacement on demand. If you honestly want it, buy an engine that has it and the associated electronic controllers.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:46 PM   #6
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older cadillacs had this as well
this forum is to dead to share a cool sig with everybody....
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:01 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by GreekWarrior
Doesn't the chrysler 300 have this feature?
I remember reading something about that....

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Old 03-14-2006, 08:07 PM   #8
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its coming out in plenty of 8 cylinder vehicles from a nice few makers

I would imagine it would be hell putting that into an old engine,
i wouldnt recromend it at all,

it would actually be way cheaper to buy a whole other entire car for cruising around town in, (if your doing this for gas mileage, which id say you are)

like a little compact 4cyl-mobile

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