Originally Posted by mikey
ya, but when cadillac first did it in 79 i believe, they had a problem of people hitting the gas and being stuck in 4cyl mode, or taking to long to "activate" the other cylinders
they did a 8,6,4......are these new ones 8-or 4'*? or can they be 6'* too?
the new system they're using can be used on any pushrod engine, no matter the # of cylinders (of course, you prolly wouldn't do it on a 4 banger, but anyway...). don't know if the *how* of the new DOD is public knowledge, so i'll have to dub out of explaining it, but it'* pretty cool, and the way it is set up now gives one amazing advantage over any system of old:
if the system fails, it will force all cylinders to be active
meaning you're never stuck with non-working cylinders.
and this will be GEN IV... DoD is the reason for the gen change...