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Rotaries - yay or nay!

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« Reply #135 on: February 21, 2011, 10:01:13 PM »
Yeah I can imagine a few wouldve come away feeling a bit bitter after that...

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« Reply #136 on: February 24, 2011, 11:06:23 PM »
rotary is pretty awesome. so so smooth how they rev, you just dont know until you drive one.

they are unreliable because most of the connected parts are heat damaged over time and will need replacing eg the plastic oil/air separator in battys is the common cause of batty failure, also, retards upping the boost too much and dropping the rear rotor cos it ran out of fuel

make sure u have decent radiator with a good shroud, all the under trays and air diverters in place and it'll out last many cars. good front mount will do wonders. FC oil coolers are one of the best you can get from a jap car

rotarys exhale large ammounts of gas and need a large exhaust to make use of the power capability, hence the noise

over all rotarys are a win in my books

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« Reply #137 on: March 19, 2011, 05:21:53 AM »
Well my 2c is that Rotarys are an excellent engine and punch well above there weight! the reputation of them being unreliable is not true at all! I believe that there are a 5 main reasons for the reputation they have and it kinda keeps coming back to the fact that alot of idiots build and maintain them, 1: They are a pretty easy motor to build so heaps of idiots with minimal skills have built **** motors over the years but building a good one takes alot of time, care and skills, 2: Due to the nature of the motor they need more quality cooling modifications/parts like radiators, oil coolers, lines and fittings which alot of idiots skimp on, 3: Again due to there nature &  how the run they do take slightly more looking after & servicing than your average piston motor, 4: They dont take well to being poorly tuned compared to a piston motor and finaly 5: They realy like to rev out and when it comes down to a motor with all of the above thats a recipe for disaster!
I have seen many high powered drag motors go for season after season with high boost & revs and I know of quite a few street cars that have been going for years & years of spirited daily driving and dont miss a beat but as its been said by others and me it comes down to how they are treated.
To the people that dont like rotarys for the fact they dont like that sort of this thats fair enough but to those that say they are rubbish just shows your limited knowlege lol
Im getting there slowly at the moment

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« Reply #138 on: March 19, 2011, 06:03:17 AM »
a well built rotary wil beat almost any piston engine, and its a fact proven back, home all the time, compared liter and size vs a regular piston engine , rotary FTW!!

heres just a sample of what im saying...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMVkd2MsRh8

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« Reply #139 on: March 19, 2011, 06:43:29 AM »
And Rotarys are slowly catching up to the Pistons in the world level!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UszPwNF-AiQ
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« Reply #140 on: March 28, 2011, 09:37:17 AM »
That twelve rotor engine is a work of art.. im sure theres a video of it running on havik..

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« Reply #141 on: March 28, 2011, 12:29:29 PM »
As far as im aware that motor has never run yet
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« Reply #142 on: August 07, 2011, 10:10:36 AM »
digging up a old thread, but its running....

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« Reply #143 on: August 07, 2011, 01:52:21 PM »
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I personally love rotaries, even having never owned one. I agree with a lot of posters in this thread, that is its the muppets that own then for the 'mean pulse ow' that ruin them.

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