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  Topic: Balance Weight Question
Shrapnel

Replies: 3
Views: 259

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:35 am   Subject: Balance Weight Question
Hmmm... sorry, but that didn't get through. Is there a way to explain it more simply? I mean, in the rotary engine, what is unbalanced on that driveshaft with the eccentric rotor journals off-setting ...
  Topic: Balance Weight Question
Shrapnel

Replies: 3
Views: 259

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:04 pm   Subject: Balance Weight Question
Looking at a diagram of the internals of a rotary engine, I was somewhat surprised to see a fairly substantial balance weight hanging off the main drive shaft. The two eccentic sections of the drivesh ...
  Topic: A very bad example
Shrapnel

Replies: 5
Views: 560

PostForum: Porting   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:58 am   Subject: A very bad example
Yeah - I agree. But would it make any appreciable difference to the car's performance?
  Topic: Fuel Consumption - hare-brained theory
Shrapnel

Replies: 1
Views: 238

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:25 am   Subject: Fuel Consumption - hare-brained theory
I whole-heartedly believe in the "smiles-per-miles" philosophy, but fuel consumption and emissions is nevertheless a significant and interesting subject. Is there any validity to the following theory? ...
  Topic: Soft Metal
Shrapnel

Replies: 1
Views: 215

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:44 am   Subject: Soft Metal
Clunk! All it takes is another idiot in a carpark opening his car door onto my RX-8 and there is another dent in the door!!! Fools bumping cars with their doors is one thing, but the RX-8 metal seems ...
  Topic: A very bad example
Shrapnel

Replies: 5
Views: 560

PostForum: Porting   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:25 am   Subject: A very bad example
That workmanship is crap and the person who did it obviously has no pride in his work. However, a question - would rough porting like that adversely affect a car's performance, or will any old hole in ...
  Topic: Oil Dilution
Shrapnel

Replies: 1
Views: 252

PostForum: Troubleshooting   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:30 pm   Subject: Oil Dilution
I read a response by Blake to someone with a broken RX-8 some time ago about oil dilution by fuel, which can occur due to flooding. He recommended an immediate oil change, if dilution should occur. Ho ...
  Topic: Fuel Octane Rating
Shrapnel

Replies: 1
Views: 279

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:08 am   Subject: Fuel Octane Rating
In a booklet I read by Toyo Kogyo (i.e. Mazda) on the rotary engine it says that "regular gasoline can be used instead of high octane gasoline" and that there is basically no reason to use high octane ...
  Topic: Engine Operation Question
Shrapnel

Replies: 4
Views: 526

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:09 am   Subject: Engine Operation Question
Can't help wondering how the enquiries are going, but I feel sure an error has been made here. This otherwise excellent article is fairly widely published and I've now seen it on several other website ...
  Topic: New website layout
Shrapnel

Replies: 5
Views: 408

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:56 pm   Subject: New website layout
I like the site, but possible minor bug: While I can still log in using the link at the top of the page, I can't using the new log in area to the right of the home page, under the main menu. I get an ...
  Topic: Engine Operation Question
Shrapnel

Replies: 4
Views: 526

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:42 am   Subject: Engine Operation Question
This site's article on the Renesis engine contains the following:

"Counter-Rotating Fixed Gear And Tuning Of The Intake Sound: With the previous rotary engine, the direction of rotation of the fixe ...
  Topic: RX8 Engine Emissions - Question
Shrapnel

Replies: 4
Views: 535

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:47 pm   Subject: RX8 Engine Emissions - Question
I'm getting there... I think. But is it the case that the unburned component of the exhaust is somehow separated from the burned component? Does the system manage to somehow expel the burned part, but ...
  Topic: RX8 Engine Emissions - Question
Shrapnel

Replies: 4
Views: 535

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:53 am   Subject: RX8 Engine Emissions - Question
These words appear in this site's excellent article on the Renesis engine:

"The Renesis engine retains unburned hydrocarbons from one cycle for combustion in the next a process that vastly reduce ...
  Topic: Introduce yourselves!
Shrapnel

Replies: 21
Views: 2626

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:33 pm   Subject: Introduce yourselves!
Hey Group

I'm Tony Shrapnel, a town planning consultant living in Perth, Western Australia.

I got interested in rotary engines when the Mazda RX-8 (which I fell in love with) hit the streets. I' ...
  Topic: Driving the Mazda RX-8
Shrapnel

Replies: 3
Views: 521

PostForum: The Round Table   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:17 pm   Subject: Driving the Mazda RX-8
Thanks for that Blake. Hope you don't mind if I ask you two more questions:

1. With "normal" driving of a conventional engine I would expect to get at least 200,000 km out of it before the motor ne ...
 
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