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Has anyone else noticed on the big cutaway Renesis picture that the leading and trailing spark plugs are vastly different? Not only are the plugs shaped differently, but the ports from the inside of the rotor housing are extremely different. Any hypotheses or data on that?
Also, on the side cutaway, the plug wires are connected to what appears to be a belted accessory on the front cover rather than a black box. Any idea how that's supposed to work?
Also noticed something else at the 2 o'clock position. I can't tell if that's a compression artifact where the threaded hole meets the inner surface or a tiny port of some sort. Oil injection? It's kind of an odd place to simply be a bolt-hole. All of the other bolt-holes stop an inch or two before the inside (except the plug ports).
On the top right of the picture, the alternator is attahced to something that is appropriately shaped like a rotor. Nice touch. What might that be? Crank angle sensor? From the RX-Evolv photo above, it almost appears to have hose attached to it, though. That'd be pretty lame if Mazda made the thermostat an epitrichoid rather than a circle!:p
Originally posted by B-Nez Also noticed something else at the 2 o'clock position. I can't tell if that's a compression artifact where the threaded hole meets the inner surface or a tiny port of some sort. Oil injection? It's kind of an odd place to simply be a bolt-hole. All of the other bolt-holes stop an inch or two before the inside (except the plug ports).
Yeah now that I look at it that does seem a little odd. It might be oil injection. That might mean much better metering of the oil and more accurate too. Hey maybe (just speculation) when the apex seal goes past it lubes just the seal. I don't know but we'll see when it comes out. Damn you now I have another mystery about the engine I have to think about.
Why do I need a signature!!? just so that I can babble on about crap not many people care about.
readers of this you are now under the dreded "Eternal Bunny curse" you will become furry and bushy tailed in areas I'm not going to mention. ( Mu-ha-ha-ha)
it could be alot of things. map sensor. direct-rotor-housing fuel injection. built in nitrous oxide jet. it could even be a built in compression sensor, so when the compression starts to go bad, a little light flicks on in the cockpit.