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Message No. 11509, Started by gman535 on 06/29/03
Hey,

Does anyone know why the rotary engine that Mazda uses on its RX-x seris of cars never really caught on in America?  I can't figure it out.

-Chris
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not at all The separate companies these men founded merged finally in 1926 ...
No. 21375, Posted by krislou80 on 03/19/11, 03:38 PST.
The Renesis is capable of delivering 238 hp (177 kW) with better ...
No. 21360, Posted by krislou80 on 03/10/11, 22:04 PST.
THERE WERE INITIALLY BIG PLANS FOR IT. THE ROTARY HAS AN ADVANTAGE OF POWE...
No. 11597, Posted by WSEC1 on 07/07/03, 11:00 PST.
One problem with diesel piston engines is that they develop decent torque t...
No. 11577, Posted by rolschwarz on 07/04/03, 07:38 PST.
The rotary was immensely simple compared to then and now. Do you think you ...
No. 11575, Posted by art2000 on 07/03/03, 23:52 PST.
Oh, one more thing. The two rotor engine is basically like a 6 cylinder eng...
No. 11574, Posted by art2000 on 07/03/03, 23:45 PST.
Rotary engines are two cylcle engines and are relatively dirty exhaust wise...
No. 11573, Posted by art2000 on 07/03/03, 23:36 PST.
No, I haven't. But thats a good point. How difficult would it be to train...
No. 11518, Posted by gman535 on 06/30/03, 08:06 PST.
My 2 cents: I really think this is a case of corporate inertia. Yes, it...
No. 11517, Posted by acroduster1 on 06/30/03, 05:47 PST.
I would think diesels run slower rpm than gas engines, and a high rpm rotar...
No. 11515, Posted by gerdb on 06/30/03, 04:44 PST.
I don't think rotary engines captured a significant market share anywhere i...
No. 11514, Posted by b1ueshift on 06/30/03, 00:48 PST.
Ever worked on a rotary engine. They suck out loud. Pain in the ass all aro...
No. 11513, Posted by paranoidbender on 06/30/03, 00:42 PST.
I dont think that the torque was the reason. If there is one thing that the...
No. 11511, Posted by taurusthetenacious on 06/29/03, 23:24 PST.
As best i can figure it out it all comes down to torque, a rotary does'nt p...
No. 11510, Posted by spike78 on 06/29/03, 15:30 PST.
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