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Anderson



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Winter....:( Reply with quote

1991 RX7 non-turbo

This may come as bad news to most of you. BUt this car will be seeing the harsh Ontario winter this year. I figure the rear wheel drive is brutal. BUt my question is.. How do the rotary's perform in sub zero temps...Im talking like -35C at some points.?? Do they start fine...Do they take for ever to warm up..Is it dangerous starting at a cold temp due to slugish cold oil.?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Winter....:( Reply with quote

Anderson wrote:
1991 RX7 non-turbo

This may come as bad news to most of you. BUt this car will be seeing the harsh Ontario winter this year. I figure the rear wheel drive is brutal. BUt my question is.. How do the rotary's perform in sub zero temps...Im talking like -35C at some points.?? Do they start fine...Do they take for ever to warm up..Is it dangerous starting at a cold temp due to slugish cold oil.?

Anderson


Shouldn't be a problem. A block heater might be nice, but even that is probably overkill. Use a light oil and don't flog it until it's warm.

I don't know why people say RX-7s are hard to drive in the snow and ice. We had an ice storm here last winter and I had a blast driving my 1st gen RX-7 in it. Lot of sliding but it was very predictable and I could steer with the throttle.
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