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Is this a long drive or a short drive, like with a golf club or car?
It's not too far away
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I don't believe in Penzoil, your argument is invalid. I'm not saying you're wrong...
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Valvoline uses both terms, and Mobile Super uses both terms on the same bottle. Not sure about the rest.





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Mobilemarine- It is "suck, squeeze, bang blow". 4 cycles.

You like those M3s? Try out a 3rd generation Mazda RX-7 twin turbo for size. That''ll leave an M3 in the dust. That and they have a rotary engine. Ever had one of those apart?

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No but I alway wanted to tear into a rotary . I have always had a lil soft spot for early 90-late mid 90's bmws , Id love a m5 or a 95ish 7 series with low miles, older bmws were a pretty solid car , the electronics were kind chitty but no worse than a damn volvo .
I had about everything but the 1st gen nissan hardbody and the pathfinders WITH 5 spd manual and the 8 plug Z24 or the VG30 were effing bullet proof , keep your yotas , chevy ford dodge mazdas . Put me in a stock pathfinder and be prepared to be amazed . the new ones dont deserve to carry the sames badge as their elders . If your 4x4 has a button or knob to engage it or no real frame then keep it on the hard surface

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No but I alway wanted to tear into a rotary . I have always had a lil soft spot for early 90-late mid 90's bmws , Id love a m5 or a 95ish 7 series with low miles, older bmws were a pretty solid car , the electronics were kind chitty but no worse than a damn volvo .
I had about everything but the 1st gen nissan hardbody and the pathfinders WITH 5 spd manual and the 8 plug Z24 or the VG30 were effing bullet proof , keep your yotas , chevy ford dodge mazdas . Put me in a stock pathfinder and be prepared to be amazed . the new ones dont deserve to carry the sames badge as their eldes . If your 4x4 has a button or knob to engage it or no real frame then keep it on the hard surface
True dat.

I used to rebuild rotaries in one of my past jobs, and I am currently working in a Mazda shop again. We aren't doing rebuilds at this shop though. Pretty simple engines. Basically just three major moving parts. Two rotors and a crankshaft (called an eccentric shaft). Add to that the parts for the oil pump and that's all you have with the last generation which had a crank fired ignition (earlier ones have a distributor too). But no valves, camshaft, timing set. None of that stuff. Great engines, lots of horsepower in a very compact package, and since all of the motion is continuously in the same direction (as opposed to a reciprocating piston engine) you can get some high revs and butter smooth from a factory stock engine. Add that twin turbo and these things really scream.

Years ago when I was at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Mazda sent a factory car that had 4 rotors (that would be vaguely like a 16 cylinder piston engine). Damned thing sounded like a Lear jet going by at something like 20,000 RPMs- or at least it sounded that way. Scary powerful. I don't recall how competitive it was though.
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Anyone know why they don't use rotary engines in outboards? Seems to me it would be an improvement.

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Nah, you gotta have bait to keep them moving, at least veggies and dip (not skoal). The pathetic state of many youngsters today would indicated to me that many of their mommies probably would lose interest and fail to keep the carousel moving after the first few minutes. Maybe free wifi & daytime TV would help, but the snacks seem key............................................... .................................................. .....I suppose contact shockers/cattle prods on the following bar would be inhumane, right (zap those cankles into motion, ZZZZAP)?
I think this could also be geared Dads, couldn't it?
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No but I alway wanted to tear into a rotary . I have always had a lil soft spot for early 90-late mid 90's bmws , Id love a m5 or a 95ish 7 series with low miles, older bmws were a pretty solid car , the electronics were kind chitty but no worse than a damn volvo .
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I bought a 1987 325e 2.7liter 6 in 2002 for 1500.00. I drove the snot out of that thing and recently sold it to my nephew with almost 400,000 miles on it. Those old bmws were some of the best cars ever built imho.
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