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Here it is!
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Now that the polluting is done, on with the chit chat!!!!!!!!!
Let's start with the misconceptions of this motor:
This is a true AND false statement.
The true: Leaving this motor as is without taking care of it, or having someone take care of it, leaves it unreliable, yes. Just as any other engine would overheat, seize and whatnot, if this engine is not taken care of, it will not last. The downside is that when not taken care of, it is in fact less reliable than a typical piston engine.
The false: WHEN taken care of* this engine can last as long as any other engine. Few moving parts inside the engine leave for fewer BREAKABLE parts. A typical reciprocating engine has well over 40 moving parts inside it, whereas a Rotary engine only has 3: The rotors, Apex Seals, and Eccentric Shaft.
*Scroll down to "Taking care and maintaining a Rotary engine"
-Rotary engine are smaller in size and lighter than typical engine. When compared to a 3.5L V6 of equivalent power output, the Rotary is near 90 pounds lighter. Engineers KILL for 90 pounds.
-Rotary engines produce MASSIVE amounts of heat. Keeping a well ventilated engine and engine bay will do wonders.
-Rotary engines create less "shake" than reciprocating engines since the movement is rotational and always in the "same direction"
-The design of Rotary engines is favorable to forced induction(turbo) applications because of their great efficiency to force exhaust gases from the combustion chamber.
-Until the 13B Renesis engine, Rotary engine needed to run a richer than normal A/F setting because of the "overlap" of incoming air and exhaust gas. The displacement of the intake port to a lateral position in the Renesis allowed for better Feul Economy and greater HP numbers in N/A form.
-Little tidbit of information: Primary injectors are 550cc and secondary injectors are 850cc.
"Taking Care and Maintaining a Rotary Engine"
As mentioned earlier, Rotary engine produce massive amounts of heat. Keeping it cool is key for optimal life span. Here are a few things to keep it living well:
-Regular coolant flushes. A 60/40 mixture is good.
-Making sure oil is at a constant level as it is slightly burned in combustion.
-Removing the stock air box and replacing it with an aftermarket intake.
-Removing the stock air pump.
-Removing splash guards.
-A larger intercooler with aluminum tubing will create less turbulence in the induction and allow cooler air into the engine.
That's it for now, can't say it ALL in one shot!