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Building a rotor

#1 Post by Kgemmell » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:33 pm

Just wanting to know the difference between rx8 housings and the rest? Wanting to build a engine and found some decent housings which are rx8. Cheers

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Re: Building a rotor

#2 Post by KYPREO » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:33 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

The most obvious difference is that, unlike all earlier housings, RX-8 housings don't have an exhaust port. Instead, the Renesis engine found on RX-8s have side exhaust ports, so they are integrated into the front, intermediary and rear plate. As such, RX8 rotor housings cannot be used on earlier engines without modifying them to include a peripheral exhaust port.

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Re: Building a rotor

#3 Post by Rota_Motor » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:03 pm

I also believe the RX-8 housings have the water jacket O rings in the rotor housings like early pre 86-ish engines, so if you are building a 13BT or 6 port based engine, even with new exhaust ports the RX-8 housings won't work.

Although if you were building an RX-4 based engine they would.

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