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Old 04-29-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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RX-8 Rotary Engine

Ok, I know the new RX-8 has the rotary engine. Other than being a pain in the butt to fix, it has some advantages:
Advantages of a Rotary Engine

Light weight and compact.
Fewer moving parts.
Produces less vibration.
Offers significantly more horsepower than a reciprocating engine of comparable size.
Lower Nitrogen emissions.

But can someone fill me in on how it differs from regular engines and some of the more basics involved? I would appreciate just knowing more thats all.

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Old 04-29-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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im jus curious, are u planning to buy an rx8?
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:35 AM   #3
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Not a chance. I am just graduating college. One word..... Debt!!!

Besides if I were going to get a car it wouldn't be that.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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Ok, I know the new RX-8 has the rotary engine. Other than being a pain in the butt to fix, it has some advantages:
Advantages of a Rotary Engine

Light weight and compact.
Fewer moving parts.
Produces less vibration.
Offers significantly more horsepower than a reciprocating engine of comparable size.
Lower Nitrogen emissions.

But can someone fill me in on how it differs from regular engines and some of the more basics involved? I would appreciate just knowing more thats all.

thanks
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:49 AM   #5
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Hope this helps

I own a 1988 mazda Rx7, it works in the same fashion as the newer redesigned Rx8. A great site is http://auto.howstuffworks.com/rotary-engine.htm tells you all the basic information and then some. Also I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:11 PM   #6
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well, tbh, the old rx-7, the late rx-7, n the rx-8 all share the same engine tbh, the 13B. just that mazda decided to go all fashion and give it the name RENESIS now. difference being that the rx-8's version is alot cleaner and more flexible. kinda like a refined engine.
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:49 PM   #7
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well, tbh, the old rx-7, the late rx-7, n the rx-8 all share the same engine tbh, the 13B. just that mazda decided to go all fashion and give it the name RENESIS now. difference being that the rx-8's version is alot cleaner and more flexible. kinda like a refined engine.

They have started using SiC seals which has greatly improved the engine, one of our customers makes them.
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