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What does it take to become an iconic classic? Does the Mazda RX-8 have what it takes?

Posted by Chris Ott on

Let us begin: All car guys know that our rides are our passion. They are more than just the sum total of their parts. Some are simply utilitarian, and some are the finest appointment of luxury and a rare few are halo cars. These represent the very best a manufacturer can build. Within this cadre, some cars rise to the top and enter the pantheon of legends. Others just fade away into the background. Let's explore and discover whether the Mazda RX-8 has what is needed to be on the “cool side” of history. I'd like to introduce two of my favorite...

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To Premix or Not to Premix

Posted by Chris Ott on

This question at hand may be one of the most hotly contested for all rotarians. Not being shy at Rotary Performance to give an opinion, we’ll answer an unequivocal yes. Depending on the circumstances, both are absolutely right. Let’s explore…   WHY PREMIX First, why is premixing, or for that matter oil injection required on a rotary engine? Ever since the earliest days of rotary engines, controlling wear of the apex seals has been a challenge. Apex seals have a unique place in the world of internal combustion engines. Rotaries operate like a two stroke engine. Every time a face approaches...

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Apexi PowerFC Repairs Now Available In-House at Rotary Performance

Posted by Chris Ott on

We love the Apexi PowerFC. No other engine management solution combines its features. With all this appreciation, nothing breaks your heart like when things go wrong. When they do, we can help. Most common mishaps can be repaired in house at Rotary Performance.   Injector driver failure (commonly secondary) Radiator fan driver failure Air pump driver failure AC compressor signal driver failure 2-speed fuel pump driver failure Oil metering pump servo control failure   There are other possibilities, but these are the most common. The only area we cannot repair is the processing or operating system. The usual symptom of...

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1st Annual Rotary Performance Pumpkin Carving Contest

Posted by Chris Ott on

   OK Rotarian's, it's time for a good 'ole Texas throw down. We carved our Jack-o-Lantern and we'd like to see your skills. You're probably wondering "what do we win". Well, most importantly is pride, but pride only goes so far. We're sweetening the deal with a swag bag of fun goodies. Expect a Rotary Performance tee-shirt, a rotor key-chain, stickers and a mystery gift as well. Do you have what it takes? We'll just have to see. Of course there are always rules so here they are: It must be an actual real formerly live pumpkin used to carve upon Turn...

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Diagnosing the Right Problem.

Posted by Matthew Schroeder on

Not every bad part is noticeably broken under normal circumstances. Today's post focuses on a performance complaint which the customer described as a fuel injection problem. Everything was fine at idle, but there was a distinct miss under load. Proper diagnoses is critical to fixing cars quickly and economically. There are plenty of explanations that would have accounted for the customer's descriptions. The right one, however, had nothing to do with the fuel system. The spark plug wire set was several years old, but the car was cleaned regularly. So, they didn't look suspicious. At idle when vacuum is high...

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