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From: Tegger on 29 Jun 2010 22:24
dsi1 <dsi1(a)humuhumunukunukuapua'a.org> wrote in
> I would have thought that flooding the rotary would be tough and
> excess gas would be just blown out the exhaust port. The carb rotaries
> that I had sure did have a lot of backfiring though.
You mean that light pop-pop-pop-pop you got when off-throttle going
downhill? I'd forgot about that!
> that to the prospective buyer who's checking out the car, they'll
> always think you're lying.
> Revving up the engine and then turning off the ignition was a mistake
> that I only did once - the resulting explosion pretty much cured me of
> that behavior.
That's basically how my muffler exploded. Except my incident involved
apparently inappropriate use of the choke on shutdown.
> I used to disconnect the vacuum throttle thingie that
> kept it open on deceleration and found the little pop-pop noises to be
> rather pleasant. I loved my rotaries but perhaps their time has
Maybe it never really was "their time"...
From: Hachiroku ハチロク on 30 Jun 2010 15:06
On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:33:07 -1000, dsi1 wrote:
> Revving up the engine and then turning off the ignition was a mistake that
> I only did once - the resulting explosion pretty much cured me of that
BWAHAHAHAHA! Did you ever get the stain off the seat? ;)
I used to work for Coca-Cola in the summer, and they'd send us out two or
three to a truck. One morning we were going along and the driver had it in
high gear and the rear axle on high range, and he shut the engine off. We
got right up alongside this really cute young lady waiting for the bus,
and he hit the key! I think when she made the 15' leap into the air she
left her panties at ground level! ;)
From: hls on 30 Jun 2010 16:08
"dsi1" <dsi1(a)humuhumunukunukuapua'a.org> wrote in message
>> Here is a link with lots of info on RX-7's:
>> The not fully warmed up hard-to-restart problem is with fuel-injected
>> engines, not carbureted ones. When you shut it off if not fully
>> warmed up on a colder day, fuel leaks through the injectors and floods
>> the motor. I have a 1988 GXL, and this has happened 2 times in the 22
>> years I've owned it. I found that putting Marvel Mystery oil in the
>> fuel at about twice the recommended amount a few times a year has
>> alleviated this problem for me.
My friend's was not of this generation, and it happened to her as well. But
that could have been another thing. She had raced in from the airport,
stopped the car, and had to have the mechanics drag it in to the shop. By
what she said, it was this kind of problem.
Mine was definitely a second generation with fuel injection. It only did it
to me once.
From: hls on 30 Jun 2010 19:22
"Hachiroku ハチロク" <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote in message
> I used to work for Coca-Cola in the summer, and they'd send us out two or
> three to a truck. One morning we were going along and the driver had it in
> high gear and the rear axle on high range, and he shut the engine off. We
> got right up alongside this really cute young lady waiting for the bus,
> and he hit the key! I think when she made the 15' leap into the air she
> left her panties at ground level! ;)
I used to work as a lab assistant at the University, and my biochem prof
taught kitchen chem.. He loved to do the electrolysis experiment, where he
caught hydrogen and oxygen into a tape wrapped Coke bottle. When he
touched a lighted taper to the bottle, it exploded like a cannon shot. AND
some of the girls would always pee in their pants.
He was a lot more perverted than I ever aspired to be.
From: cuhulin on 30 Jun 2010 20:34
I have done that key off, POW! a few times before too, when I used to
own a 1962 Ford Falcon, after I had removed the old rusted out muffler
and before I put a new muffler on there.It is fun, but not good for the