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tiered engine?

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by mycarsucksdotexe, 12 June 2018.

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Is a tiered engine a good idea?

Poll closed 26 June 2018.
  1. Totally

    50.0%
  2. Maybe

    50.0%
  3. Heck No

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. mycarsucksdotexe

    mycarsucksdotexe Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    From:
    California, USA
    Car:
    crappy nissan
    So I had this crazy idea the other day. Would it be at all possible to make like an engine that can toggle between a 4 cylinder, 6, then 8? Like have a set of switches by the steering wheel to toggle between them? Or is that way out of today's tech?
     
  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,359
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Welcome :)
     
  3. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

    Messages:
    945
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Already happens.

    It's called cylinder deactivation or variable displacement, and GM started the idea in 1979 (have just found out via Google :woot:). Though it appears they didn't do a very good job back then.
    Now, though, it's all the rage.

    Modern, large engine cars, have the ECU switch between 6, 4 and 3 cylinders (for example) as needed. It's how they can fit large bhp and mpg on the same car.


    So I voted "totally" as it's already a thing :)
     
    Last edited: 12 June 2018
  4. mycarsucksdotexe

    mycarsucksdotexe Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    From:
    California, USA
    Car:
    crappy nissan
    oh wow, okay, i totally did not know that, i probably wasn't searching for the right thing. but im definitely gonna look into that. thank you!
     
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  5. mycarsucksdotexe

    mycarsucksdotexe Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    From:
    California, USA
    Car:
    crappy nissan
    I was thinking it would be really cool to make a sleeper build with one of those, but i in no way have that kind of money right now.
     
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