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Views: 14,544
Posted By rotarygod

Yeah I know. I'm just not motivated to work on...

Yeah I know. I'm just not motivated to work on cars anymore. My RX-7 has been on jack stands for a few years. It's sad considering I have everything necessary to get it running. I just haven't taken...
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Views: 14,544
Posted By rotarygod

I've always been an RX-7 guy and still have one....

I've always been an RX-7 guy and still have one. I've never owned an RX-8 so I never had a car to try the idea on. It might not have worked but since it was never tried, we'll never know. Team...
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Views: 14,544
Posted By rotarygod

He outright rejected the design without ever...

He outright rejected the design without ever having tried it. Never reject something without testing it first. I would have but I've never owned an RX-8 and now I haven't messed with cars in years.
06-30-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,349
Posted By rotarygod

The coating looks like DLC to me.

The coating looks like DLC to me.
06-30-2017, 02:39 PM
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Views: 595
Posted By rotarygod

What did that even come off of? It's definitely...

What did that even come off of? It's definitely not going to fit on an RX-8.
06-06-2017, 10:32 AM
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Views: 151,631
Posted By rotarygod

It's an '89 FC RX-7 convertible.

It's an '89 FC RX-7 convertible.
10-27-2015, 12:43 PM
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Views: 151,631
Posted By rotarygod

I already see people saying that it had better...

I already see people saying that it had better have 400 hp and be able to keep up with Corvettes. Those people are going to be sadly disappointed. A realistic expectation is around 275 hp or so (a...
08-06-2015, 05:41 PM
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Views: 252,922
Posted By rotarygod

All these years and people still haven't figured...

All these years and people still haven't figured out that nearly all of the deposits in the combustion chamber come from gasoline and not oil metering.
03-30-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 252,922
Posted By rotarygod

It's your mistake if you tell a dealership that...

It's your mistake if you tell a dealership that you use synthetic. Always play the ignorance card.
06-24-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,625
Posted By rotarygod

I'm mentioned midway down that shirt and I've...

I'm mentioned midway down that shirt and I've never owned one.
06-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,654
Posted By rotarygod

If I were going to upgrade seals, I wouldn't go...

If I were going to upgrade seals, I wouldn't go 3mm. I'd have the grooves machined deeper so 2 piece RX-7 seals could be used. While the seal is no thicker, the seal is twice as tall which by default...
06-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 25,336
Posted By rotarygod

First off, why would anyone tell them you use...

First off, why would anyone tell them you use synthetic? Don't ever volunteer information. There is no way for anyone to test what a used oil was originally so don't be scared of that.

I spoke...
06-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,814
Posted By rotarygod

When I ported a Renesis, I hit the water jacket...

When I ported a Renesis, I hit the water jacket on my first attempt at porting the exhaust ports. You really can't do anything here other than polishing it up and very carefully putting a fine radius...
06-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,814
Posted By rotarygod

It won't matter where you get your gas from. It's...

It won't matter where you get your gas from. It's all dirty stuff. You can run ethanol or methanol to have a perfectly clean chamber!
06-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,814
Posted By rotarygod

I wonder how many more years have to go by before...

I wonder how many more years have to go by before people start to realize that nearly all of the carbon buildup in your engine comes from gasoline and not oil metering?

(shhhh...the metered...
06-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,177
Posted By rotarygod

#7 Toyota led until just after the halfway point...

#7 Toyota led until just after the halfway point but fell out with mechanical problems. #8 Toyota was damaged by the Ferrari that took out Audi #3 an hour and a half into the race yet still finished...
06-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,177
Posted By rotarygod

The final 8 hours of that race were as exciting...

The final 8 hours of that race were as exciting as I've ever seen. Every P1 car had an incident at some point.
06-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,177
Posted By rotarygod

Download the free LeMans app for your phone and...

Download the free LeMans app for your phone and watch in car feeds in real time.
06-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,177
Posted By rotarygod

Way to go Ferrari. Dumbass aggressive driving in...

Way to go Ferrari. Dumbass aggressive driving in the rain takes out the innocent.
06-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By rotarygod

I know Paul personally. I've known him for a long...

I know Paul personally. I've known him for a long time. He's very rotary knowledgeable and one of the smartest people I know. I asked him a few weeks back if he saw any advantage to running RX-8 or...
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Views: 9,369
Posted By rotarygod

Gasoline is the single dirtiest thing you put in...

Gasoline is the single dirtiest thing you put in your engine. It is responsible for most of the carbon.
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Views: 19,815
Posted By rotarygod

Since no one ever built the other designs, the...

Since no one ever built the other designs, the concepts behind them haven't been proven and hence, disproven yet. I would have but my rotary engines all have 2 exhaust ports.
03-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,093
Posted By rotarygod

This guy isn't on to anything. This "discovery"...

This guy isn't on to anything. This "discovery" is not only old, it was rejected in the early 1970's. There are several SAE papers on it. How does this crap keep popping back up here every year?
03-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,000
Posted By rotarygod

I actually don't consider F1 to be the pinnacle...

I actually don't consider F1 to be the pinnacle of racing anymore. I consider LeMans cars to be the pinnacle but even they are beginning to be constrained more heavily by the green agenda. At least...
03-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By rotarygod

His car is hit on the drivers side so he needs...

His car is hit on the drivers side so he needs the suspension components for the left side, the front and rear bumpers, left fender, and the driver's side headlight.
03-09-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By rotarygod

Yes he does.

Yes he does.
03-08-2014, 02:57 PM
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Views: 796
Posted By rotarygod

My friend Chad needs the parts. I listed his...

My friend Chad needs the parts. I listed his number above.
03-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By rotarygod

Stock RX-8 parts

Looking for:

Front and rear bumper covers
Driver's side front fender
Driver's side front inner fender
Driver's side front upper suspension arm
Driver's side headlight
Driver's side rear upper...
02-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 49,678
Posted By rotarygod

I'm glad to see someone actually took the time to...

I'm glad to see someone actually took the time to truly verify what happens with this procedure. I've steam cleaned my RX-7 engines this way for years and could only tell you that they run better...
11-07-2013, 12:02 PM
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Views: 255,816
Posted By rotarygod

We knew from Speedsource by SS6 that the stock...

We knew from Speedsource by SS6 that the stock Renesis ports could flow enough to make 230 rwhp. I see that, as predicted, nothing has advanced since then. Facepalm indeed.
11-07-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By rotarygod

They set the new overall coast to coast record.

They set the new overall coast to coast record.
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Views: 2,950
Posted By rotarygod

Can you legally install an actuated exhaust...

Can you legally install an actuated exhaust cutout? Yes and no. Obviously it's physically possible and has been done many times. If you need to pass emissions then it has to be after the cat. Many...
11-07-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,460
Posted By rotarygod

I had an engine years ago that I literally dug...

I had an engine years ago that I literally dug out of the mud from a field it had been sitting in. It was highly rusted inside and the chambers were filled up with an ant mound. That motor had...
06-26-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,967
Posted By rotarygod

I personally feel that the new Mazda designs are...

I personally feel that the new Mazda designs are by far the most beautiful the company has ever produced. It's not even close. They've finally moved up a notch in the automotive design world. They...
05-30-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,193
Posted By rotarygod

8 speeds? What a waste. You do not need an 8...

8 speeds? What a waste. You do not need an 8 speed transmission unless your car can top 300 mph. 6 is more than enough. Unless of course your engine is so pathetic that it has a 10 rpm wide...
04-18-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

A compression ratio higher than 11:1 on a 13B...

A compression ratio higher than 11:1 on a 13B based rotor geometry is the highest you can go before losing power but 11:1 doesn't really make anymore power than 10:1. It flat lines. The new 16X...
04-18-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

Hopefully we can all agree that a quality oil of...

Hopefully we can all agree that a quality oil of adequate viscosity that is kept cool enough is the goal. There seems to be some disagreement on which oils are quality but I've named my top 5, 2 of...
04-18-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

That may prove that those oils are too light. Oil...

That may prove that those oils are too light. Oil gets very hot inside of a rotary. For every 10 degrees you go above 160 degrees F, you half the effective oil life. This is a general oil truth....
04-18-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

I've got a couple hundred thousand miles on...

I've got a couple hundred thousand miles on synthetics with no problems. That in itself is pretty conclusive. I have also rebuilt engines to port them that have used synthetics and have seen wear...
04-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

I would generally agree with that conclusion but...

I would generally agree with that conclusion but I strongly have doubts when those reports will try to convince you that it is from bearing wear which many of them will. Bearings don't wear. They...
04-18-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

An oil that does it's job is one that protects....

An oil that does it's job is one that protects. An oil that is stable is one that continues to do it's job when needed. How does a number on a piece of paper change that? If it worked fine before you...
04-18-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

I didn't say his readings are inaccurate or...

I didn't say his readings are inaccurate or misleading. I'm saying they are irrelevant.
04-18-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

We are at a time where even the cheapest gas...

We are at a time where even the cheapest gas station generic brand oil is probably just fine to use. Something that wasn't true 20 years ago. I'm not going to use them though but in general just pick...
04-18-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

I made it pretty clear that I didn't know which...

I made it pretty clear that I didn't know which oil he tested, how long ago, or why he didn't like it. I also stated that it has probably been reformulated several times since that test which may...
04-18-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

People are debating a non issue. You can still...

People are debating a non issue. You can still argue that the Earth is flat thereby creating a debate but it doesn't change the fact that you've been proven wrong. The oil debate may as well be the...
04-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

My question again is, so what? I have a problem...

My question again is, so what? I have a problem with people focusing solely on cst when even a 0w oil has the required viscosity until near 250 degrees. If your oil is protecting, why does a number...
04-18-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

Keep in mind I'm not defending the OP. I have no...

Keep in mind I'm not defending the OP. I have no clue who he is. I'm commenting on the fact that there is no oil debate in rotaries.
04-18-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,077
Posted By rotarygod

Nope. I've owned 6 different rotary powered cars...

Nope. I've owned 6 different rotary powered cars but not an 8. That has no relevance though since the Renesis isn't fundamentally different to any before it. It just isn't unique.
04-18-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By rotarygod

I've got a far simpler solution. How about just...

I've got a far simpler solution. How about just don't go to IFO? Problem solved. That wasn't so hard was it?
04-18-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By rotarygod

The big problem is that the insert sleeve doesn't...

The big problem is that the insert sleeve doesn't fit all that tight in the port. Since most of the gasses are directed down the runners that little spot is fairly insignificant. The goal of the...
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