Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Madness, Mar 5, 2009.
off the back windshield after Monday's snow. How are people gonna know it's a Mazda now ?
they'll see another broken down rotary on the side of the road and know.
I was looking into getting one. Are they really that unreliable?
Rotary is the biggest pile of fuck ever invented
not sure what you've heard, but I haven't had any problems in the last 800 miles. Of course I am watching the dipstick like a hawk due to the "oil burning" stigma.
they'll see you slowly pull into a gas station and know
Ok that was uncalled for..
The RX she gets 5mpg better than my fucking 12 year old Explorer
The ignorance in this thread is overwhelming.
Rotaries are unreliable when the owners are stupid fucks and don't know how to maintain them. Then shit breaks and they think it's the engineering and not their own idiocy.
I had an 88 RX7 and have an 05 RX8. I've also rebuilt and ported rotary engines out of my garage on/off for the past 5 years or so.
blah blah blah
you don't hear masses of people saying piston engines need constant rebuilds and are unreliable.
You're an idiot. Rotaries do not need constant rebuilds if people understood how they worked and what to do to keep them healthy. They are not unreliable.
How hard is it to check your oil level every time you're filling up your gas? If you run your oil below the minimum mark then there's not enough there to inject into the engine. If no oil is injecting into the engine the seals are not lubricated and the metal scrapes, cracks, and eventually breaks. When it does this it takes everything out in the process.
And how to avoid this? Check your oil after every fill up, even every other fill up works. If you do that and change your oil in the suggested intervals the engine will last 200k easily.
why should anyone have to put up with that at all?
people are dumb and the masses are ignorant. They don''t want to do this, they want a car they take to their mechanic every 5k miles and don't think about inbetween.
and ontop of that, Rotor engines use alot of petrol, and are slow. I see no reason at all to own one.
Checking your oil? How the is that even an inconvenience? People with piston engines even do this when they fill up, I see it all the time at the gas station. It's a good idea with any car to make sure it's not below the minimum.
And changing your oil every 3k miles is normal, and that's all it needs.
and yes i know i know a series 7 RX7 isn't slow, but thats got more to do with the car then the engine, a LS1 improves them in just about everyway.
This is true, but to claim they are unreliable is ignorant. The engines are NOT unreliable, the owners are.
i rarely check my cars oil, it doesn't leak out and i know the engine doesn't burn it
no i don't agree with that, requiring more servicing and maintenance in order not to break isn't exacly 'reliable'
My 88 RX7 got 20mpg city, and my RX8 gets 19-20 city. Yah that's not as a good as a Honda, but it's fine by me.
and it accelerates to 60mph about as fast as a v6 camry
S4 to S7 are all fast, S4/S5 being if they are the turbo models of course. The 3rd gens ran 13.2 stock and can easily break into 12's.
And the LS1 does not improve it in every way, it only seems that way to people that don't know shit about rx7's and feel like making it easy on themselves. Plus the balance gets thrown off and one of the biggest things for the rx7 is it's handling. Yah the difference is only a couple hundred pounds, but that in combination with the huge increase in torque really take away from the dynamics of it's setup.
My LS1 gets 30 on the highway. 24-25ish around town. And I dont have to check the oil everytime i buy gas... or even add oil between oil changes for that matter.
What about the S2000?