REPORTS FROM EUROPE indicate that Renault SA should have a camless engine design ready for production by 2003. For the Renault camless design, each valve reportedly is suspended between two springs and driven by a solenoid. This permits valve deactivation and operation in four, six or eight cycles (often called skip-cycle operation), resulting in lower fuel burn at light loads. It is planned for both gasoline and diesel engines. Also from Renault for gasoline and diesels is a new ...

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