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Wankle rotary engine....?

SKiNiToToRo

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Can anyone enlighten me on this please?

What exactly is it?

How does it work?

What are the advantages if any over a standard IC engine?

What cars are made with them at the moment?

Thanks ^_^
 

NANGI

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Konnichiwa SKiNiToToRo-san!

Please look this post if you want to know rotary engine.

I have not rotary engine's car. But my brother had RX-7 before. And my friend who live in the house next door has new RX-8 now! It's very nice!👍

NANGI
 

SKiNiToToRo

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Konnichiwa NANGI-san,

Domo for the link, very informative. That's just what I was looking for! Very interesting design, surprised to see the fuel consumption figures but what a lot of power from such a small engine!

L8r dude! ^_^
 

westsan

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torque vrs. horsepower

Skini>>

It is not power perse... it is torque.
Rotary engines do not do well in the horsepower area.

but over all they are a better performing engine.
too bad mazda is too stupid to know what to do with it.
 

andros

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Wankel / Rotary engine

Look, the engine does 2 power outputs every cycle of the crank shaft. a normal 4-stroke engine does 1 power output every 4 cycles of the crank shaft, thus the rx7 which is 1.3 litre engine produces the power more like that of a 2.6 litre engine.

The big disadvantage of this engine (dissregarding fuel economy) is that it is very vulnerable and engineers give it a 60 thousand mile life span ONLY. I used to own one and it broke down alot...

take a vulnerable engine and add turbos, what do you expect. rx8 is said to be much better, relyability wise

I hear at the end of 2004 we will se the 4th generation RX7, so the RX8 may not be a replacement
 

budd

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"It's very nice!"
i saw one saturday! wish i had had my camera!
" hear at the end of 2004 we will se the 4th generation RX7, so the RX8 may not be a replacement"
:eek:
 

NANGI

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Konnichiwa Westsan-san!
787B has 4 rotor.

NANGI
 

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westsan

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Ahhh

Would love to take that for a spin!!
But there was a production car that was made in the 70's called Odessey or Octagon or some crap.
 

kinjo

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Yea...Rotary motors that are in rx7's are notorius for blowing.....and terrible gas milage...but Mazda has addressed those problems with the rx8, but gas mileage is still alittle low
 

westsan

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my good buddy is a certified Mazda mechanic and he tells me that the rotary engines are "just replaced" with factory parts
They dont really let/like people getting into the engines.
So because it is expensive people just drive till they blow.
I dont tnink they are in actuality to much trouble.
Mine wasnt.
 

lexico

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I used to have a transparent rotary engine.
It ran on electricity; but the mechanism was rather complicated.
I saw some that you guys probably mentioned; never drove one, but nice concept ! Is it really quiet and devoid of all undesired vibration ? 😌
 

Sensuikan San

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I may stand corrected - but I think that there has always been a problem with oil seals in Wankel engines....particularly the seal at the end of the rotor. This has always seemed to be a particularly 'tough nut to crack'.

Other than that ...... they're great !

(Engine braking, of course...seems to give a little problem to new drivers, too....!)

Regards,

ニ淡ニ停?。ニ停?
 

NasosGreece

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allow me to tell my opinion!rotary engines is a way of life no matter what!!!
Nangi nice to hear about your rx 7 and your friends rx8!!
 
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