Not firing on all eight, was Re: photochemical advance

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 09:55:44 MST

Cadillac did, a 4-6-8 motor back in the 1970. I see something for a GM truck called
"Displacement on Demand" which is a 4-8, to be fielded in the 2004 model year:
The article also mentions that Mercedes-Benz has been doing this on its S-class recently.

IANAGH (I Am Not A GearHead),


"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, James Rogers wrote:
> > It is a lot cheaper to own a
> > truck that can do everything reasonably well that I would want a truck for
> > than to own two or three that are optimized for every task. Of course,
> > nanotech will fix all that.
> >
> Actually, didn't one manufacturer at one point have a V8 that turned off
> two cylinders when the power was not required? (BMW?)
> Robert

My moronic mnemonic for smart behavior: "DICKS" == 
diplomacy, integrity, courage, kindness, skepticism.

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