Mazda's rotary engine is one of the things you will easily forgive not understanding unless you were a big fan of the RX-7 or. It is so completely different from a traditional reclaimed piston engine that it can often help with some kind of visual aid when explaining it. This is where this video from Engineering Explained is useful.
Jason Fenske – the definitely older than he sees the host of the popular YouTube channel – got hands on a brilliant 3D print of Mazda's 13B rotating engine, and in the video he published on Thursday, he walks us through The unique way the rotary or Wankel engine makes gasoline for horsepower.
One of the most interesting aspects of the rotating engine design ̵
A rotary engine is a four-stroke engine that you probably have in your car. It uses the same intake, compression, tin and exhaust process as a piston engine user, but instead of occurring in one place (cylinder) at different times, it finds place in four different locations at the same time.
A rotary engine does not have inlet or exhaust valves, like a two stroke engine, and it must also have oil injected with the gasoline to lubricate and seal the rotors against the rotor housing, just like a two stroke must have its oil and fuel mixed. Also, as a two-stroke engine, where each stroke of the engine is a power stroke, each rotation of the rotor has an ignition event, so it can produce an incredible amount of power for its size.
Unfortunately, due to its need to burn oil and its high fuel consumption, Mazda has stopped developing rotating. It does not mean that it is not a fascinating, fun and unique piece of motor history that. Now, if you're excuse us, we'll look at Craigslist for the first generation RX-7.