Rotary Engines - Why YOU Should Love Them, Even Though They SUCK | WheelHouse

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The rotary engine is well known in the automotive community, both for reliability issues and for being amazing. So is the rotary engine really one of the coolest engines ever or is it a poor design that should be left behind?
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  1. Donut Media

    Donut Media8 ditë më parë

    BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP What's your favorite Dorito flavor?

  2. FreyjaTofu

    FreyjaTofuDitë më parë

    RX7

  3. the ultimategmoney 2019 NASCAR dude

    the ultimategmoney 2019 NASCAR dudeDitë më parë

    The purple 1 aka the rx7

  4. Jesus Martinez

    Jesus MartinezDitë më parë

    RX-8

  5. 23kilkenny23

    23kilkenny234 ditë më parë

    what no mention of Rolls Royce experimenting with a diesel rotary????

  6. DreamGTS

    DreamGTS4 ditë më parë

    Favorite Doritos flavor: Salsa Rio from back in the late 80s early 90s..oh engine 13B(from FC).

  7. kursed13

    kursed1313 orë më parë

    Wanker talking about Wenkels, good job Donut!

  8. James Barrick

    James Barrick20 orë më parë

    Show me a rotary engine fan boy and I will show you a dumb ass

  9. Emmanuel Ham

    Emmanuel HamDitë më parë

    First picture you call rx2 is not an rx2 is a rx4. Also there was a smaller car after the original Cosmo with a tiny 2 rotor engine called the r100 with a 1000 cc engine

  10. Branon Fontaine

    Branon FontaineDitë më parë

    Ls swap NOTHING.....Coyote swap EVERYTHING......

  11. Nyquil For The Kill

    Nyquil For The KillDitë më parë

    Reuleaux is pronounced Reh Low

  12. Kyle kyle

    Kyle kyleDitë më parë

    Bring back science garage😭

  13. Damyan ExSSeSS Georgiev

    Damyan ExSSeSS GeorgievDitë më parë

    As long as there is still Doritos on the table, i will keep eating them! 👌❤

  14. J Nobody

    J NobodyDitë më parë

    i was sold before i came buy now i wanna buy 2

  15. Vance L

    Vance LDitë më parë

    *Watches video on a terrible engine expecting hate* *Finishes video wanting a rotary build* The sounds!

  16. Hafiz Oktri

    Hafiz OktriDitë më parë

    no offense but shouldn't this be in Science Garage?

  17. Ajay Kumar Prasad

    Ajay Kumar PrasadDitë më parë

    0:18 *OH THAT FC!!!*

  18. Sydwell Tlhola

    Sydwell Tlhola2 ditë më parë

    I thought I was watching Science Garage and Up to Speed for a second...

  19. Vegaベガ

    Vegaベガ2 ditë më parë

    podemos ponerle atención a las puertas suicidas de el mazda rx 8?

  20. Jose Mercado

    Jose Mercado2 ditë më parë

    Men! You miss all the DRAG aplicación that the Rotarys had! In Puerto Rico we have the fastes one! 3rotors 2rotors And Also 12a engine

  21. Skizzy 1

    Skizzy 12 ditë më parë

    I get love, and hate for my RX-8, but I love it with a 20B engine! Sounds, and drives amazing!

  22. Z F

    Z F2 ditë më parë

    I dunno, rotaries have always kinda sounded like weed whackers to me...

  23. amicloud

    amicloud2 ditë më parë

    Love my RX-8.

  24. Grandafmor Blacksmith

    Grandafmor Blacksmith2 ditë më parë

    Me and my friend are ones of those people ;) Rx7 FC, still NA but not for long :D

  25. Patrick Mittel

    Patrick Mittel2 ditë më parë

    I'm back from my nice 8 day vacation in prague and i've seen a total of 4 rx 8's and it's just crazy

  26. ETTEM

    ETTEM2 ditë më parë

    ...but they're sucking air, right? *Right?*

  27. Ben Stevens

    Ben Stevens2 ditë më parë

    Still have my rx8

  28. zoefaith120

    zoefaith1202 ditë më parë

    My buddy. Had a 1983 rx7. Green 5 speed and. It would fly .not god quick but yes the rpm and sound was great. The car was low as crap. I actually rode back in the hatch to school in high school. Glory days. Some cars just put a smile on my face really easy. Miss that old car.

  29. Alexey Zaboev

    Alexey Zaboev2 ditë më parë

    9:17 - *rotary screams* - subtitles says [Music] Shieet, that's true

  30. Trek2m

    Trek2m3 ditë më parë

    I have a 2002 mazda protege lx with a wankel engine and it runs almost as good as the day I bought it and it has never burnt oil it runs so clean every time I go to get it smogged they compare it to a hydrogen engine. Mazda wants to buy it back they say its the only one still on the streets I love my car I am its one and only mechanic and its never blown or wore down any seals.

  31. Rui Kazane

    Rui Kazane3 ditë më parë

    でもね、アタシローターりわ好き...2Strokeみたい! このエンジンわ人間みたいから。たいへん、むずかし、悩みです! Mazda Smile!

  32. JayJay Perez

    JayJay Perez3 ditë më parë

    Yall need to come to puertorico it is the paradise of rotary ik is not torqui but is a different engine but is still a loveable sound and the brap brap brap thats nice ill still love that engine❤

  33. MrStoneycool69

    MrStoneycool693 ditë më parë

    Because they're pseudo 2 strokes....I still have my FB RX7 after 17 years....

  34. Melanie Parker

    Melanie Parker3 ditë më parë

    Except for the center section oil seal housing that breaks off

  35. tommy d u b b s

    tommy d u b b s3 ditë më parë

    I don't think it's loved at all, Toretto just drove one and that's about it lol

  36. John Burns

    John Burns3 ditë më parë

    Mazda have done promising research on HCCI ignition for its SkyActiv-R rotary engine project using research from its SkyActive 2 program. They have removed the need to locate the spark plug outside the combustion chamber to allow the rotor to sweep past. Mazda solved this in the SkyActiv-R rotary project. Rotaries generally have high compression ratios giving the design easy adoption of homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI). It looks like the next Mazda rotary will not have a spark plug and be HCCI ignition. Fuel consumption will match piston engines and when used at a constant speed genny as in a hybrid, outperform piston engines with all the advantages of low weight, small size, super-smooth, simplicity, etc. The expectation will be that the engine will be introduced in 2020, the 100th anniversary of Mazda. Looking good. Rotaries are better suited to constant speed, high efficiency genset applications rather than direct drive via gearboxes. In that application piston engines cannot compete. Rotaries are better suited for series-hybrid cars being much superior than piston engines. Direct fuel injection and laser ignition will improve the Wankel considerably when introduced. The problem of unburnt fuel in the exhaust will be eliminated improving emissions and fuel consumption. The engine performs very, very well in fuel consumption and emissions running at a 'constant speed' turning a generator - its most efficient "sweet spot". Wankels lose efficiency dramatically when they are revved up and down as when directly driving a car. The engine has a vastly superior power-weight ratio than piston/crank engines and is about one third of the size and weight of a piston engine for a similar power output. All these positive attributes combine to make a superb range extender, when the wheels are turned by electric motors. If a car is plugged in each night and uses grid power to run most of the time, then wear on these units will be negligible. As the engine is only periodically used, the life of the engine is greatly extended. Also newer metallurgic techniques are being used to make the engines. Even when batteries are depleted, the Wankel can provide enough electricity to power the car and still be economical. It takes only 25 to 30hp to propel a large American car down the highway at 70mph. Yet they put engines in them that can output 150 to 200hp. Most of that output is for acceleration and heavy loads. Highly inefficient. The great thing about a series-hybrid is that the generating engine works totally independent of the demands of the electric driving motor, enabling maximum efficiency when running. This means the generating engines can be greatly downsized. The battery acts as an energy buffer to give acceleration boosts. Mazda announced a rotary in a hybrid will be available in 12-18 months.

  37. MS Paint

    MS Paint3 ditë më parë

    It's a shame they didn't put the video from Mazzei Formula in here, this is one of the sickiest sounding rx7s I've ever seen

  38. raheem7266

    raheem72663 ditë më parë

    What's the song that plays at 0:16

  39. CHRISTOPHER THORNTON

    CHRISTOPHER THORNTON3 ditë më parë

    I wouldnt doubt tht Mazda will make another rotary car again. Or at least use another companies support to make it happen.

  40. Le. Farquad

    Le. Farquad3 ditë më parë

    I wish they would discontinue mustangs.

  41. Lolo Uro

    Lolo Uro3 ditë më parë

    I just farted flames!!

  42. YamahaYFS200

    YamahaYFS2003 ditë më parë

    THIS IS NOT SCIENCE GARAGE! Nolan is cool, but bring back Bart you god damn heathens! I can only absorb automotive information if it's told to me by Mr.Bart I HATE LACK OF BART

  43. clownavenger

    clownavenger3 ditë më parë

    Mazda need to design a skyactiv rotary car. Id buy it immediately. the gas mileage on my 2011 rx8 is abysmal in the city. maybe 12 mpg or so.

  44. nel c

    nel c3 ditë më parë

    You are asking me to love a fatty girl even though they smell?

  45. Fred Flintstone

    Fred Flintstone3 ditë më parë

    Thanks so much for information info on rotory , I have RX-8 renisses 231 hp out the crate.iwant 4 rotor engine but ent got cash at moment, any donations grateful received 😎

  46. Steve Denton

    Steve Denton3 ditë më parë

    8:34 Johnny Herbert, Nicest guy on the F1 circuit

  47. Yahiaoui Senouci

    Yahiaoui Senouci3 ditë më parë

    i can see nolan eating on some butcher and sippin nos on the low with james not sharing a piece u know. just there smackin in the corner by themselves like vultures hahahaha

  48. Emma Fitzgibbon

    Emma Fitzgibbon3 ditë më parë

    Thats an rx4 not an rx2

  49. efini_fc

    efini_fc4 ditë më parë

    2020 Olympics will be a great time to unveil a new car to the world. 20/20 perfect vision...RX-Vision.

  50. Dharma Rotary

    Dharma Rotary4 ditë më parë

    you dont need to push in so much more money in the wankel /rx8 development, its just the potential owners are getting more unreliable and dumber and dumber every year, you just wait and see what they will do with the Rx9 . big rocket science to understand and make daily out of a wankel ... bunch of swap experts, they will put the Bmw supra crap in it before the warranty expires. If Mazda really wants to sell Wankel cars angro, should start first engineering some Skyactiv spaceship containers to deliver the cars to Kepler-452b , more chances there to find real driver/owners for them and not just 'holders'' on registration, on this planet ...dangerously out of stock ...

  51. 23kilkenny23

    23kilkenny234 ditë më parë

    what no mention of Rolls Royce experimenting with a diesel rotary????

  52. 23kilkenny23

    23kilkenny234 ditë më parë

    btw i own a 05 rx-8 and i thrash the shit outta of it and its still going strong after 162,000 kms

  53. Dean Shinault

    Dean Shinault4 ditë më parë

    Suzuki built a rotary motorcycle, the RE5, but they didn't trust their mechanics to work on it. The repair procedure was to pull the engine, place it in a wooden crate, ship it to Japan, and await return. There is a small cult following for the bike online now, which is pretty cool.

  54. Rilly Show

    Rilly Show4 ditë më parë

    Rx8? Might be a fun daily. It still looks good. Maintaining might be pricey but car payments are worse.

  55. Michael McGill

    Michael McGill4 ditë më parë

    I bought my RX7 GS new in 1984. I still own it and drive it weekly. 174,000 miles on the original 12A rotary engine. Still running strong and passes smog. It's the ultimate anti-Tesla.

  56. Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy4 ditë më parë

    As an RX 8 owner, nice vid mate.

  57. Ypres Salient

    Ypres Salient4 ditë më parë

    Really not gonna mention the Mazda Furai?

  58. Edna Hipolito

    Edna Hipolito4 ditë më parë

    MAKE A VID OF A THE GUMPERT APOLLO S

  59. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott4 ditë më parë

    Citroen also had a rotary. They were losing so much money on warranty claims, they bought every one made back.

  60. Hodad3000

    Hodad30004 ditë më parë

    Would love to have my old RX2 again.

  61. Johnny Turbo

    Johnny Turbo4 ditë më parë

    I race a 1st gen (1985) rx7 SCCA spec 7 and after several years never had an apex seal go. Just put half qt of 2 stroke oil in the fuel tank on fill ups... problem solved!!

  62. Keng Mun Lee

    Keng Mun Lee4 ditë më parë

    Mazda!!

  63. bloodykills 750

    bloodykills 7504 ditë më parë

    Surprised that he didn't mention the rumors of Mazda bringing back the rotary

  64. Robin Hjertvik

    Robin Hjertvik4 ditë më parë

    18 years old and proud RX-7 84’ driver.

  65. KleinBißchoff

    KleinBißchoff4 ditë më parë

    donut media sucks

  66. MrAusterror

    MrAusterror5 ditë më parë

    I drove my Cosmo to work yesterday. Still awesome.