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Old 04-16-2013, 07:56 PM
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My dad always talks about the old Cadi he had that was an 8-6-4 motor. Said it was the worst idea they could have ever come up with it. This is going back some time though haha!

Don't get me started on GM/ Caddalic and and their new and improved motors that just ended up being total garbage before you added any accessories for it to power.
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Don't get me started on GM/ Caddalic and and their new and improved motors that just ended up being total garbage before you added any accessories for it to power.
Hahaha...I won't get you started than
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Well it all has to do with your driving to get the benefits of the MDS, if you drive like a lead footed gorilla all the time the MDS won't have a chance to engage. I've changed my driving habits several times and there is a true benefit to the MDS when you let it work.
I have to agree with this. I also believe the type of roads you drive on and the landscape play a huge roll. If you live in a very hilly or mountainous region then it probably would never come on or prove to be a moot point when it did. I personally live in rural flat farm land, I can drive 20-50 miles and not have as much as a mole hill. In this type of setting MDS could be usefull.
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There is no 6 cylinder mode in the MDS system. It is always either 4 or 8.

As for it's usefulness. I notice a reliable upward bump on the instant economy graph when it engages. I got back from a trip to CO on Friday, and got the following for the trip:

Tank 1 - Williston ND to Gillette, WY. 19.3 mpg with headwinds and a hilly drive

Tank 2 - Gillette WY to Aurora CO. 21.7 mpg with no head or tailwinds and hilly drive

Tank 3 - Aurora, CO to Gillette Wy. 17.3 mpg with 35 mph plus headwinds, blowing snow, icy and snowpacked roads requiring the use of 4x4, and pulling an empty tow dolly, and hilly drive.

Tank 4 - Gillette, WY to Williston ND. 20 mpg with a mix of head and tailwinds, towing the empty tow dolly, and hilly drive.

My truck has just crossed the 5k mile mark on the return side of this trip. Speed on the way down was 60 mph, and the drive home was capped at 55 mph when weather permitted to keep the dolly from swaying.
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