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#1 Subarian

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:15 PM

Not that I'm considering doing this myself, but has anyone put a Mazda rotary in a EA82? It seems like they're light and small and have lots of power.

#2 SyntheticBlinkerFluid

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:22 PM

I'm big into Rotary Engines. If you are planning on rebuilding an engine(in most cases yes) be ready for paying $1000 for a rebuild kit. It would be interesting to see one in there. I would say go for a fuel injected 13B out of the '84 and later Rx-7s. A 12A is a better engine, but it's carbed.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:24 PM

Yes its been done before. Try doing a search under the user name JWX.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:52 PM

OMG......9k rpms.........what a thrill....to max out the stock EA82 tach and have your friends think your crazy.


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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:54 PM

OMG......9k rpms.........what a thrill....to max out the stock EA82 tach and have your friends think your crazy.


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9k if it's modified, if you rebuild it stock, 7.5k is about as high as you want to go, but still, it's really high.:grin:

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:58 PM

Why would you want to make your soob sound like a weed whacker and get no torque?

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 08:28 PM

Why would you want to make your soob sound like a weed whacker and get no torque?


Exactly!!

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 08:40 PM

http://www.ausubaru....8&highlight=13b

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1982 Subaru Leone Coupe
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Series 5 RX7 13b Turbo
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EMS Computer with handheld controller
5 Speed EA82 constant AWD, liberty 4.11 internals
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Is that what your thinking of??
Personally, I was going to rip the hell outta the guy, but then I found out he was using a AWD box, so its cool :)


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#9 Subarian

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:01 PM

That's a nice, clean installation. I'll bet it doesn't go offroad much.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 12:46 AM

I think it is fairly common to put a rotary in Suzuki Samurais. It seems like they would want low end torque too, so there must be something beneficial.
I heard that they have to run two radiators though. One in the stock place and one inside the fender. Or something like that.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 12:47 AM

yep, look for the rotary rx, it sounds sweet, but I haven't heard anything about it in months

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:04 AM

No way, man...

I heart torque!:headbang:

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 02:19 AM

No way, man...

I heart torque!:headbang:


you know a 13b in 4low range would still have lots of torque

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 06:56 AM

there's pictures of an XT with this same motor (don't know if it's turbo or not) over at www.xt6.net somewhere. looks more like a backyard swap than the huge project listed earlier.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:21 PM

I think they took that down actually. as for the swap, I wouldn't do it, unless you want to run without a hood, or use a carb, which is what mine has. Rotarys are much taller than the boxer 4; and as such the factory fuel injection will interfere with the hood. I have driven mine around in a very limited quanity, and I liked it. but there are far better engines to swap in.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 05:06 AM

you'll need a high lift cam and titaninum valves for a rota conversion:lol:

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:18 AM

you'll need a high lift cam and titaninum valves for a rota conversion:lol:

very funny - after having to deal with a friend's RX-7 Turbo II, I NEVER WANT TO SEE A ROTARY ENGINE AGAIN!!

Have you guys ever flooded one?? do you know what a PITA it is to "unflood" it (rotarys don't naturally "unflood" with time because the gas gets trapped in different sections divided by the rotors) - not to mention the FI system is absolutely crap - if you don't fully warm the car up before cutting it off, the ECU will flood the engine, they also have a "pulsation dampener" that does nothing, but can cause a massive gas leak if it breaks (which is common) - the redline for the Turbo II is also at 6k - an EA82 with a 6.5k redline could easily outrev it before the RX blew its apex seals - wayy to much trouble for me, I like my reciprocating pistons, and my torque




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