Re: ER Wankels: Air Cooling More Valuable Than More Torque (BretCahill) wrote in news:

MazMax says the big problem with > Wankels is, if coolant is lost the engine > burns up much faster than with heavier > conventional reciprocating engines. > > Instead of pulling over to add water, you > call a tow truck and have it hauled to a > shop which will charge you thousands of > dollars for repairs. >

The major problems are emissions and fuel efficiency. If you are worried about loss of coolant, put in a sensor or two to detect it, and put the unit in limp-home mode. (fuel every second or third revolution). Much better than having some godawful rotating mess!

cheers Jay

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