RE: HEMI engine ?

From: Bernd D. Ratsch (
Date: Fri Jun 18 2004 - 06:52:37 EDT

The 5.7L "Magnum" has a multi-displacement engine. At cruising speed, it
shuts off four cylinders to save fuel (and it does - 23-25mpg) - once you
step on the pedal, it turns them back on and you can't feel them coming on
either - but the power it definitely there. Very nice system and is
controlled via the PCM, Solenoids under the intake (for the lifters/valves),
and injectors are turned off (on for a few rotations and then back off

Yeah, I totally agree with you on the 5.7L not fitting in a Dakota - makes
no sense.

- Bernd

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mike Burgess
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 12:05 AM
Subject: DML: HEMI engine ?

Went to Dodge premier night tonight, and got my silver

Also got an earfull of a sales pitch that the 4.7l hemi
has " variable displacement " and if you are cruiseing
level, not demanding much, some cyls shut down and save

is that true, and if so, does the instrument cluster
display that ?
Oh , and the 5.7 hemi is too big to fit in a DAK ,
but fits ok in the sports car....

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