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

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Donut Media
Donut Media - 15 days ago

What's your favorite Dorito flavor?
Danny Rocha
Danny Rocha - 4 days ago
Rotary flavor no durrrrrr
Chance Macdonald
Chance Macdonald - 5 days ago
Sweet and spicy chilli fosho purple bag for life!!!
The Ice Champion
The Ice Champion - 5 days ago
13b 2 rotor 1971 fitted in an rx3
The Goat
The Goat - 7 days ago
A reuleux one
FreyjaTofu - 8 days ago
600pers - Day ago
They burn oil? Like, oil just magically burns up in them cuz they suck? I'm so sick of retards saying that shit. At least explain how it's engineered to squirt oil into the housings instead of making it sound like they're just malfunctioning. Seriously, grow the fuck up. It's not the only engine ever to do that either. Such an ignorant thing to say.
Boykott Jackson
Boykott Jackson - Day ago
Felix Wankel was not an engineer!!!
Joshua Finley
Joshua Finley - Day ago
I test drove an RX-8 once for about a few minutes, and it was awesome. If I was to get one, it'll be the R3. I love the way it looks, the way it handles, and of course the way it sounds. I'm looking forward to see what Mazda does with their Wankel engines outside the range extenders
Turteng Spaghnhoff
Turteng Spaghnhoff - Day ago
A Dorito to make Dorifto
zStyle Jailson
zStyle Jailson - 2 days ago
787B is my favorite car Ever
Schorsch Werkversuch
Schorsch Werkversuch - 2 days ago
The NSU Ro80 has also two rotors
Rick in Texas
Rick in Texas - 2 days ago
Racers don’t mind working on their engines. Normal consumers don’t want the hassle. When you add in the fact that rotary engines burn more oil and gas then they are doomed. Rotary engines simply don’t work in the real world.
Nostalgia Rookie
Nostalgia Rookie - 3 days ago
Dorito magic
Edgar Santiago _
Edgar Santiago _ - 3 days ago
7 Gang Rise
Fiskn - 3 days ago
Rotary powered car wins Le Mans:

Everyone: suprised pikachu face
Timelostproto - 3 days ago
own a bridgeported, single turbo'd FD that I daily to work. and lemme tell ya driving the thing is my favourite part to any day. they're fairly easy to work on because of the small engine size and its so rewarding! oh and who can forget POP UP HEADLIGHTS :D
Francis Rodriguez
Francis Rodriguez - 4 days ago
"Municipal waste is gone a fuck you up "
doctorjules187 - 5 days ago
Sergio Chavez
Sergio Chavez - 5 days ago
Had to sell my 93 RX seven cool car to drive but it was a Financial disaster
Thad Wilson
Thad Wilson - 6 days ago
Any chance you all could be as good without the curse words? I love watching these videos with my kids
adanconst - 6 days ago
Can someone please please please for the love of god let me know what's that song's name? It starts @ 5:53 and ends @7:01
Trent Robey
Trent Robey - 6 days ago
Felix wankel was a
Nazi s.s officer
Trent Robey
Trent Robey - 6 days ago
Wtf is this millennial wearing a grandpa shirt for!!
Tyler Broughton
Tyler Broughton - 6 days ago
I would LOVE a RX-7 FD, but in the meantime I have a 392 Scat Pack Challenger since in Canada a Rotary is hit or miss for whether it will start or not in the winter. LOL
Anthony Flores
Anthony Flores - 6 days ago
Always wanted hans rx
Seth jk06
Seth jk06 - 6 days ago
So these things are like the 2 strokes of cars?
kursed13 - 7 days ago
Wanker talking about Wenkels, good job Donut!
James Barrick
James Barrick - 7 days ago
Show me a rotary engine fan boy and I will show you a dumb ass
Emmanuel Ham
Emmanuel Ham - 8 days ago
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
Branon Fontaine
Branon Fontaine - 8 days ago
Ls swap NOTHING.....Coyote swap EVERYTHING......
Nyquil For The Kill
Nyquil For The Kill - 8 days ago
Reuleaux is pronounced Reh Low
Kyle kyle
Kyle kyle - 8 days ago
Bring back science garage😭
Damyan ExSSeSS Georgiev
As long as there is still Doritos on the table, i will keep eating them! 👌❤
Jaheim - 8 days ago
i was sold before i came buy now i wanna buy 2
Vance L
Vance L - 8 days ago
*Watches video on a terrible engine expecting hate*
*Finishes video wanting a rotary build*
The sounds!
Hafiz Oktri
Hafiz Oktri - 8 days ago
no offense but shouldn't this be in Science Garage?
Elias Nicolas Miranda
Elias Nicolas Miranda - 4 days ago
is nobody in this channel knows the news of that? people here talked like 100 times man is really that hard to inform to all 2,60 million subs
Ajay Kumar Prasad
Ajay Kumar Prasad - 8 days ago
Sydwell Tlhola
Sydwell Tlhola - 9 days ago
I thought I was watching Science Garage and Up to Speed for a second...
Vegaベガ - 9 days ago
podemos ponerle atención a las puertas suicidas de el mazda rx 8?
Jose Mercado
Jose Mercado - 9 days ago
You miss all the DRAG aplicación that the Rotarys had!
In Puerto Rico we have the fastes one!
And Also 12a engine
Skizzy 1
Skizzy 1 - 9 days ago
I get love, and hate for my RX-8, but I love it with a 20B engine! Sounds, and drives amazing!
Z F - 9 days ago
I dunno, rotaries have always kinda sounded like weed whackers to me...
amicloud - 9 days ago
Love my RX-8.
Grandafmor Blacksmith
Grandafmor Blacksmith - 9 days ago
Me and my friend are ones of those people ;) Rx7 FC, still NA but not for long :D
Patrick Mittel
Patrick Mittel - 9 days ago
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
ETTEM - 9 days ago
...but they're sucking air, right?
Ben Stevens
Ben Stevens - 9 days ago
Still have my rx8
zoefaith120 - 9 days ago
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.
Alexey Zaboev
Alexey Zaboev - 10 days ago
9:17 - *rotary screams* - subtitles says [Music]
Shieet, that's true
Trek2m - 10 days ago
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.
Rui Kazane
Rui Kazane - 10 days ago
Mazda Smile!
JayJay Perez
JayJay Perez - 10 days ago
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❤
MrStoneycool69 - 10 days ago
Because they're pseudo 2 strokes....I still have my FB RX7 after 17 years....
Melanie Parker
Melanie Parker - 10 days ago
Except for the center section oil seal housing that breaks off
tommy d u b b s
tommy d u b b s - 10 days ago
I don't think it's loved at all, Toretto just drove one and that's about it lol
John Burns
John Burns - 10 days ago
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.
MS Paint
MS Paint - 10 days ago
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
raheem7266 - 10 days ago
What's the song that plays at 0:16
I wouldnt doubt tht Mazda will make another rotary car again. Or at least use another companies support to make it happen.
Le. Farquad
Le. Farquad - 10 days ago
I wish they would discontinue mustangs.
Lolo Uro
Lolo Uro - 10 days ago
I just farted flames!!
YamahaYFS200 - 10 days ago
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

clownavenger - 10 days ago
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.
nel c
nel c - 10 days ago
You are asking me to love a fatty girl even though they smell?
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