I just jost my 05 Ram Daytona w/ Hemi.
Does it have variable cylinder firing based on performance demand?
This feature was on our old International diesel tractors and worked
great. Then we seen it in our Cadillac cars, which worked fine.
If the demand going down the highway only requires 4 cylinders of spark
and fuel, effectively this should reduce fuel consumption.
With 411 miles, and cruise set at 65 mpg on level highway with avg economy
is 17.8 mpg.
Not too bad for a full size ram 4x4.
My neighbor had this on his Caddy when it was out. I went to the grocery
store one day, and there he was, standing next to the car with the hood
up and a load of anti-freeze and oil underneath. He asked me to take him
home and just left it sitting there, waiting for the dealer to pick it
I never saw it again. GM replaced the engine, and he traded it in for a
Mercedes that was really a great car about an hour after he picked it
I never saw one that didn't have major problems.
It looks like time and technology finally got it right.
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