Can I wire a couple fuel injectors to shut off with a switch to save gas?
- 6 months ago
Buy a hybrid is the best bet
- 6 months ago
Ahh Hayal Naaaa!! Don't do it!
- zipperLv 66 months ago
Sure if you want to damage the engine and you will not be saving much in gas because you will be caring the extra weight of the died engine. Very bad idea!
- FLv 66 months ago
Some Bentley's and I think some BMWs can do this but i would think the car would have to be designed to do it. Don't think it's a DIY job.
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- ugiidriverLv 76 months ago
Let up on the pedal under your right foot to reduce fuel and air flow equally to all cylinders.
- The DevilLv 76 months ago
That will confuse the engine management computer and it will tell the car to limp home.
- JetDocLv 76 months ago
It's YOUR CAR. You can do anything you want with it. You don't have to ask MY permission. Of course, since the spark plug is still firing in that cylinder after you shut off fuel to it, it will probably overheat and burn a hole in your piston, but you'll save gas.
- Name WithheldLv 76 months ago
It's been tried . . . . most famously by the Cadillac V-8-6-4 of 1981 which was a disaster: that system deactivated the intake valves on some cylinders - keeping them shut - but the friction loses of the still-moving pistons negated much of the fuel savings and the system was unreliable. After many software
"fixes", Cad gave-up and just deactivated the system when customers complained. It was kept for a couple years on limos which sat at idle for long periods of time.
The idea is used successfully on some big over-the-road diesels.
- artherLv 46 months ago
You could if you wanted to . I doubt it will save you any money most likely it'll damage the engine and cost you money. The motor will run as rough as guts while its running on 3 instead of 6
- hotstuffktrLv 66 months ago
No. And, you wouldn't want to.. You'd likely need a new engine!!