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I agree...but I've actually seen worse filter locations.I had a truck once before that had a bad filter location but was easy to change spark plugs.Traded it for a truck that was hard to change plugs but had a better filter location. I cant win.lolThe only thing to like more than MDS is 20 weight oil… oh and maybe the oil filter location.
Glad my butt dyno is not sensitive enough to measure the up to 4 millisecond activation time. Stock SSV mufler sounded fine, but the ST dual mufflers sound even worse whe it kicks in.i had to change my vote. originally i said i just didnt prefer it. now that i have had the truck for a month, i hate mds. the lag time sucks and with a loud muffler the sound is horrible.
Didn't read through the whole thing but that blew my mind when I read that it doubles the injector PW on the other 4 cylinders when it goes into ECO, that literally negates any benefit.
It doesn't double it, although it does drastically increase it. The benefit is relatively minor and probably not something you'll notice in a couple of tanks vs all the other variables. Headwinds make more of a difference, for example.
The easiest way to understand how it increases efficiency is its like a spring made of air in the deactivated cylinders. Instead of using the energy to shove the exhaust air out and draw the intake air in, it uses that energy to compress the air and then get that "spring" to expand and give a little shove to the piston on it's way back down.
Reducing pumping losses isn't going to net you a huge gain, how much depends on driving style, but it's *a* gain.