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Cylinder Deactivation and Active Fuel Management

In this video, Babcox Media's Andrew Markel covers the technology involved in deactivating a cylinder. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

On some engines, the ECM can deactivate cylinders to improve fuel economy. But, what components are used to change the valve timing?

In this video, Babcox Media’s Andrew Markel covers the technology involved in deactivating a cylinder. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

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