ad for the new honda

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 21:50
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Just saw the ad for the new honda thats coming, or already out...can change from 6 cylinder to 4 cylinder and even down to 3 cylinders....how??...anyone know abou these/ i got a soft spot for honda's...ex - owner!

Laura
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 22:09

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 22:09
Its the new V6 with cylinder deactivation. Which means it only uses the cylinders thus fuel it needs for the power you need and no more. Economy gain of around 5 to say 12% over a vehicle without cylinder deactivation. Chrysler have it in their V8 and Holden before long it seems.....slvrbk
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 08:28

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 08:28
Honda (and others) have used that idea for many years. As more power is required the computer turns on the fuel injectors and sparks to more cylinders.
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:00

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:00
I had an old Datsun 1000 which did that. It would run on anything from 1 to 4 cylinders.

Not in a coordinated way though, but I saved heaps of fuel on the days when it wouldn't even run on one cylinder.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:04

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:04
hahahahaha random cylinder activation

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Reply By: Louie the fly - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 13:41

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 13:41
I heard that Nissan Patrols can do that - 4 cyls then all of a sudden, 3 or 2.

Have a look here, not new technology. Pt 2 explains how the Honda works.

Cylinder deactivation - pt 1

Cylinder deactivation - pt 2
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